Get ready to party on Park City’s Main Street this Saturday, April 5. It’s the official ‘Team Park City’ Olympic and Paralympic Homecoming Parade and Celebration.
You won’t want to miss this historic event. If any city in America deserves to celebrate the 2014 Sochi Olympics, it’s Park City. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics in February, Park City athletes alone won a total of more Olympic medals than won by many countries! PC is going to put on a Park City style show to congratulate our athletes and medalists, with a parade, fireworks, public meet-and-greets with Olympians and Paralympians and food, beverages and music.
A quick recap of the highlights: Park City snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold medal of the Games. In the debut of the sport of slopestyle, Park City freeskiiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper swept the podium, winning gold, silver and bronze. Ski racer Ted Ligety won gold in the Giant slalom. Other Park City Olympians and medalists included Bobsledders Steve Holcomb and Chris Fogt, ski jumpers Sarah Hendrickson, Jessica Jerome, Lindsey Van, and Anders Johnson.
Many of these athletes will be there to sign autographs and shake hands.
Here’s a schedule of events:
The party starts at 1:00 pm with a parade down Main Street, followed at 1:45 by athlete introductions and award presentations on lower Main Street (and yes, most Olympic medalists will be wearing their medals).
Between 2:15 and 2:30, there will be daylight fireworks, followed by a full hour of photo-ops and autograph signings with the Olympians. But if you don’t feel like lining up with the crowds to meet the athletes, you won’t be left out. The food celebration also begins at 2:30 and lasts until 5:00 pm. It will be held near the Town Lift, with food by the Bridge Cafe and Grill, drinks by Red Rock Brewery, and live music by Patwa.
If you’re planning on spending the day skiing at PCMR, take advantage of Park City’s unique Town Lift. Just ski down to the resort entrance of the Town Lift from PCMR’s Payday lift, and it will take you to the center of the action on Main Street. After you’ve joined in the celebration and food, take the lift back to the slopes of PCMR and ski to the bottom. From there, you can change into comfortable shoes, put away your snow gear, and take a free bus back to the party.
We guarantee it will be a celebration that will be a highlight to remember.