Members of the Historic Park City association divided on the renewal of the Silly Sunday Market for 2023

The Historic Park City Alliance surveyed business owners’ opinions of the Silly Sunday Market on Lower Main Street in Park City. HPCA executive director Ginger Wicks said the survey had a 90% response rate.

She said many businesses on Main Street south of the Post Office do not want the Silly Sunday Market to return. The contract ends after this summer season and Park City is considering renewing it.

“This survey was specifically trying to get feedback on what traders thought about 2023 and beyond, and the survey was split into two. We have provided this information to the city. And I know council have asked staff to raise awareness with traders as well as residents as they begin negotiating the future of Silly Market. A lot of galleries are not very supportive if you talk about market or car ban. »

One event that seems to have more support, at least based on ticket sales, is Savor the Summit.

COVID-19 has caused a two-year hiatus to the annual Savor the Summit event on Main Street. This is a long-table outdoor dining experience that takes place in mid-June. It’s back this year on June 25, and Wicks said people are booking and tickets have been purchased.

“We have a lot of restaurants that are selling out quickly. Some of them had waiting lists since the time the event was canceled in 2020. If you are interested in attending this year’s Savior the Summit, I strongly encourage you to contact a participating restaurant and get your reservation. as I would anticipate here in the next few weeks it will be fully sold out.

High West will host an open dance party with a live band. They will be offering cocktails and food options at the bottom of Main Street on Heber Ave. Latinx art will be displayed along Main Street to celebrate the Latino Arts Festival scheduled for the same week.

Ida M. Morgan