Since our mining history began, Labor Day in Park City has always been celebrated at Miner’s Day in Park City. Miners’ Day is a daylong celebration of Park City’s mining heritage, welcoming locals and visitors to our community.Miners’ Day events are held in two locations: Park City’s Historic Main Street and our beautiful City Park.
The fun and funky Miner’s Day parade historic Main Street attracts marching bands and community floats as Park City celebrates its mining heritage. Reserve a spot on the curb with the kids and be ready for the fun. The parade begins around 11:00 a.m., just after the annual Running of the Balls down Main Street. The parade route runs the length of Main Street, before skipping over to Park Avenue and on down to City Park.
Running of the Balls you say? The Miners’ Day Running of the Balls is patterned after the fabled Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, the Miners’ Day event is a little safer with yellow golf balls replacing the bulls. Buy a “Ball” and enjoy the fun… it’s for a great cause! Here’s how it works is. Anyone can ‘adopt’ a ball for just $5, or five balls for $20. When the balls are released at the top of Main Street, they are tracked down their route and the first balls through the chute will win their owners’ valuable prizes, such as season ski passes, hotel stays, dinners and many other great donated prizes. There will be dozens of other prizes awarded for close finishers. BUY BALLS TODAY!
What is the mucking and drilling event? One of the highlights of the annual Miner’s Day celebration is the Mucking and Drilling competition. Competitors come from around the mountain west to compete in timed events that simulate the demanding work done in Park City’s silver mines.
Come celebrate Miner’s Day with us in Park City and take advantage of the best lodging deals of the summer. BOOK NOW and get your 3rd night free on all remaining lodging this fall in Park City.
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Schedule of Events (subject to change)
|7:30 a.m||Breakfast||City Park|
|8:00 a.m.||Funky 5K Run||City Park|
|10:45 a.m.||World Famous Running of the Balls||Main Street|
|11 a.m||Miner’s Day Parade||Main Street|
|11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.||Live Music||City Park stage|
|Noon – 3 p.m.||Bar-B-Que lunch||City Park|
|12:30 – 1 p.m.||Kids Races||City Park stage|
|1:15 – 5 p.m.||Live Music||City Park stage|
|2:00 – 3:30 p.m.||Mucking & Drilling Competition||Skateboard Park parking lot|
|3:00 – 6:00 p.m.||Skateboard Bowl Jam||Skateboard Park|