Park City’s longest standing parade will be offering prizes this year. Dating back to the mining era of 1896, the Park City Miners’ Day parade this year will offer $5,000 in prizes to winning entries in five different categories. The annual community celebration will be held Monday, Sept. 4.
The Park City Rotary Club, which produces the annual parade along with its popular Running of the Balls, wants to provide added incentive to community businesses and nonprofits. $1,000 will be awarded in each of five different parade categories. Any individual, nonprofit, community group or commercial business is welcome to enter the parade. Any category winners who are not a nonprofit will be asked to share 50% of the winnings with a Summit County nonprofit.
“We wanted to create some added fun for our parade entrants and to also help out our local nonprofits,” said Miners Day leader Corrie Forsling.
Parade entries are now open with online registration available at parkcityminersday.org.
Entrants will be scored by a panel of judges for most categories. A new Fan Favorite category will employ spectator voting, so bring your smartphone to the parade to cast your vote.
The annual Running of the Balls will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Miners Day, followed by the Miners Day Parade around 11:00 a.m.
Best Mining Theme
Parade entry that presents the best representation of Park City’s mining history.
Best Overall Commercial Entry
Commercial parade entry that entertains and promotes Miners’ Day heritage (open to for-profit commercial businesses).
Best Overall Community Entry
Community entry that entertains and promotes Miners’ Day heritage (open to groups, clubs, schools, individuals, nonprofit organizations).
A special category for those who make it fun & funky!
What do the people think? The Fan Favorite is determined by the votes of parade attendees. If you’re watching the parade, watch for our balloting guidance!