PARK CITY, Utah (July 12, 2021) – Park City Miners’ Day is back! After a one year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Park City Rotary Club is bringing back the community’s traditional small town celebration of its mining heritage on Labor Day, Monday, September 6 for its 125th edition. The celebration will feature the Miners’ Day parade down Main Street, the legendary Running of the Balls and a daylong celebration in City Park.
“We’re so glad to be back!,” exclaimed Miners’ Day Director and past Rotary president Corrie Forsling. “The heritage of Miners’ Day is part of the fabric of our community. Our thanks go to the City of Park City for its cooperation in helping us bring back Miners’ Day for our town this September.”
In 2020, the Park City Rotary Club made the difficult decision to take a pause in the public gathering. But a virtual Running of the Balls, aired on local Park City Television, allowed the club to raise much-needed funds to benefit nonprofits.
This year’s Miners’ Day celebration will open with breakfast in City Park with St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Bark City 5k run (bring your dogs!) is set for 8:00 a.m., organized by Park City Twilight Rotary. Running of the Balls will roll at 10:30 a.m. on Main Street, followed by the Miners’ Day parade at 11:00 a.m. It will end in City Park with live entertainment, kids’ games, food trucks and mining history – including ongoing Mucking & Drilling Demonstrations.
Miners’ Day is produced annually by the Park City Rotary Club, with proceeds benefiting community nonprofits and scholarships. The club was named Utah Rotary Club of the Year in 2014. As a result of Miners’ Day, the Rotary Club has continued annual contributions to select local nonprofits.
Known as Labor Day elsewhere, Miners’ Day has its origins during the 19th century mining boom in the now world renowned ski resort town of Park City. In its heyday, Park City was one of the world’s leading producers of silver. The mining heritage is center stage each year at Miners’ Day with the popular mucking and drilling demonstrations taking place at City Park.
The Park City Rotary Club, formed in 1980, is a community service organization composed of community and business leaders who engage in activities to give back to Park City and the global community. It was named Utah’s Rotary Club of the Year in 2014. It is a part of Rotary International, with over a million neighbors, community leaders and global citizens uniting for the common good.
To get the latest update on Miners’ Day, visit www.parkcityminersday.org.
2021 Miners’ Day Schedule
7:30-9:30 a.m. – Miners’ Day Breakfast, City Park
8:00 a.m. – Miners’ Day Bark City 5k Run, City Park (bring your dog)
10:30 a.m. – Running of the Balls, Main Street (get there early to buy balls)
11:00 a.m. – Miners’ Day Parade, Main Street
11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – Fun in City Park including food trucks, live entertainment, kids games and Mucking & Drilling Demonstrations
About Park City Rotary Club
The Park City Rotary Club is a community service organization composed of community and business leaders who engage in activities to give back to Park City and the global community. Founded in 1980, the club has around 100 members and is a part of Rotary International. Among its many activities is the management of Park City’s annual Miners’ Day festival every Labor Day. The club organizes a wide range of annual fundraisers benefiting local causes and international outreach programs, granting over $1 million since its inception. Long known as one of the most innovative and fun clubs in Utah, Park City Rotary Club was named Utah Rotary Club of the Year in 2014. It is a part of Rotary International, with over a million neighbors, community leaders and global citizens uniting for the common good.