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Park Silly Sunday Market

Escape the valley’s summer heat and venture to Park City on Sundays from June 2–September 22 (except Aug 4, 11, & 18) 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for this local food and art-packed market and street festival on Historic Main Street. Expect plenty of live music, farmer’s market, free bike valet, kids’ activities, and free yoga. Don’t miss the make-your-own Bloody Mary Bar, beer garden, and local eats. parksillysundaymarket.com

Millcreek Venture Out!

You don’t need to live in Millcreek to enjoy this weekly outdoor event. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets every Friday evening to one of Millcreek’s parks from June 7–August 2 (bonus car show edition September 7) for live music, outdoor recreation, and food trucks. Each night ends with a family-friendly movie under the stars. Venues, themes, and movies vary weekly. Don’t miss the pop-up dinner on August 2 at the Historic Baldwin Radio Factory. ventureout.org

Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival

Bryce Canyon’s dark skies offer some of the county’s best stargazing. On clear nights you can see over 7500 stars lighting up the night! Head to Bryce from June 26–29 for its annual astronomy festival with day and night fun: keynote speeches, star parties, and more underneath the canyon’s dark skies. Camp in Bryce’s campgrounds for starry skies all night long. nps.gov

Troubeliever Fest

Celebrating the art of songwriting, this two-day singer-songwriter music festival at Ogden Amphitheater showcases the stories behind the songs. Coming July 12–13, attendees can expect performances by Royal Bliss, Troubadour 77, Billy Dean, Sammy Brue, Tim Daniels Band, and more. Event also features songwriting workshops, late-night acoustic performances, and masterclasses. troubelieverfest.com

Snowbird Oktoberfest

One of Utah’s biggest and best festivals, Snowbird’s Oktoberfest is an annual must. Experience the changing seasons in the mountains paired with 50 varieties of beer, Bavarian eats, German music, and dancing beginning Saturday, August 17 and continuing every Saturday and Sunday until October 20. Also held Labor Day, September 2. Extend your visit with a scenic tram ride, hiking, mountain biking, or summer base activities. Bring cash for the $10 parking fee. snowbird.com

Yoga on the Plaza

Enjoy a FREE Sunday Funday yoga series at The Gateway every week from 10:00-11:00 a.m. now through August 18. Bring a friend and a yoga mat and head to the Olympic Plaza for a stretch session followed by mimosas and Bloody Marys for just $5 each. All skill levels welcome. Bring your ID if you plan to imbibe. shopthegateway.com

Labor Day Weekend in Park City

In the former mountain mining town of Park City, Labor Day has a whole different connotation. On the first Monday in September (September 2), the town’s mining heritage is remembered and celebrated for Miner’s Day with a parade, 5K run, music and breakfast in the park, mucking and drilling competitions, and the Running of the Balls event on Main Street. Canyons Village is adding to the weekend’s celebratory atmosphere this year with its first-ever Oktoberfest celebration Friday, August 30–Sunday, September 1. The resort becomes a mini Munich with German beer, Polka music, traditional dress and stein lifting competitions, authentic Bavarian cuisine, and kinder kids’ zone. Admission is FREE and open to all ages. parkcityminersday.org and parkcitymountain.com

Outdoor FitFest

The largest outdoor fitness event in Utah! Expect fitness activities, food trucks, lawn games, fit kids activities, and more at Electric Park in Lehi’s Thanksgiving Point on Saturday, September 28. Details to come. fitcon.com/fitfest

Park City Wine Festival

After a brief hiatus, this popular wine extravaganza returns to Park City, Utah on new dates: October 3–5. Experience wine tastings, seminars, luncheons, and outdoor adventures paired with food. Expect more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, and distilleries at this food and wine experience. Don’t miss the Grand Tasting in Canyons Village at Park City Mountain on Saturday, October 5. Full schedule online. parkcitywinefest.com

Outerbike: Moab

Fall is prime time for Moab riding, and this festival from October 4–6 is the best way to wrap up biking season. Ride Moab’s red rock trails while testing the latest and greatest bike technology. Full demo pass includes shuttled rides to the best trails, lunches, gear, and parties. Or bring your bike and get a pass that includes shuttled rides, meals, and parties but no bike demos. Want to skip the riding and just socialize? There’s a pass for that too. Come early on Thursday, October 3 for shuttled rides to Porcupine Rim and the Whole Enchilada. outerbike.com

The Bookshelf

101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up
By Stacy and Jack Torino
As kids increasingly head indoors and become obsessed with tech, they’re exploring outside less and less. As a bucket list guide to kid-friendly outdoor adventures, this book is your antidote to this crisis, inspiring your budding adventurer to get outdoors and explore. Expect challenges, games, and trip ideas in the categories of camping, gardening, hiking, traveling, biking, water activities, cooking, and much more. $19.95 falcon.com

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The mission of Outdoor Sports Guide Magazine is to inspire and educate endurance athletes and outdoor enthusiasts in the Mountain West through well-written content on adventure, travel, gear, health, fitness, nutrition, industry news, profiles, and ski resort information.

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