Two dozen galleries in this relatively small town speak to a local devotion to art. The Park City Museum highlights local history, with an old territorial jail you can step into. Also entertaining are the Alf Engen Ski Museum and the Eccles Museum up at Utah Olympic Park, where the bobsled, luge, skeleton, and Nordic jumping events were held during the 2002 Winter Games. And all year long, Park City Institute brings renowned international acts to the state-of-the-art Eccles Performing Arts Center adjacent to the local high school.
The granddaddy of Park City festivals is, of course, Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival in January. Other standouts are the summer Deer Valley Music Festival—with Utah Symphony performances on the resort’s lawn nearly every Saturday in July and August, as well as chamber music performances around town—and free weekly music at the local ski resorts. And the Park City Kimball Arts Festival, which started in 1969, now hosts more than 200 artists and craftspeople (as well as musicians, food trucks, and entertainment) on Main Street every August.