2019 Park City Spring Event: Spring Gruv and Pond Skimming Contest

Posted by Osiris Cabral on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 11:28am.

Apres ski party skiers at top of chair lift having fun at Park City Mountain

Are you ready for the best end-of-season party around?

Welcoming that sweet spring sunshine back, Park City's Spring Grüv promises 16 days of huge free concerts, and now in it's 12th year, this year is going to be the best yet!

If you have just joined the Park City community, then this is the perfect introduction to our city coming together to enjoy the last few days of the winter season on the slopes.

This après-ski event also signals a change in the real estate season, so keep a close eye on Park City ski properties - this is a fantastic time to think about ski properties!

And if free music and family events weren't enough, Park City's Pond Skimming Contest is back with a vengeance! The most popular party in Park City is celebrating it's 23rd year. So put on your wildest, funkiest costumes and let's see if you have what it takes to cross the 100-foot pond.

2019 Spring Gruv Musical Lineup

This year's musical line-up is star-studded.

With musical talent's from across the country, participants can enjoy music from great country artists, funk artists, rock artists and more. Shows for all ages, musical tastes, and you are bound to find your new favorite bank at the Spring Grüv Concert Series.

Whether you are a Park City native, a Park City Mountain snow bunny, or visiting our city for the first time, you will not want to miss this year's musical lineup!

Take me the Spring Grüv schedule of events!

2019 Park City Pond Skimming Contest

crazy pond skimmer with balloons on snowboard

What is pond skimming? Pond skimming is a traditional end-of-season event at ski hills across North America and beyond. A wild start from the beginning, this is the ultimate spectator sport!

This rites-of-spring event's rules are simple: ski, board, or slide across the pond. You either skim or swim - either way the crowd will cheer! Creative outfits are the norm, and the crazier it is will quickly make you a fan-favorite!

Tips for Pond Skimming

Ready to pull out your super-secret best pond skimming outfit? There is more than meets the eye to this sport!

Best Pond Skimming Tips:

  • Boards flat, tips up!
  • Wax, wax, wax those skis (wax repels water!)
  • Go straight
  • Speed is your friend
  • Dress to get wet
  • Have fun, this is not a serious event!

 

To bring it as a strong competitor as a pond-skimmer, check out ski.com's "A Serious Guide to Successful Pond Skimming". Oh, and don't forget to register for this year's event!

Take me to Annual Pond Skimming Event!

2019 Spring Grüv Schedule of Events

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Week 1: Sat Mar 23 | Sun Mar 24 | Mon Mar 25 | Tues Mar 26 | Weds Mar 27 | Thurs Mar 28 | Fri Mar 29 Week 2: Sat Mar 30 | Sun Mar 31 | Mon Apr 1 | Tues Apr 2 | Weds Apr 3 | Thurs Apr 4 | Fri Apr 5
Week 3: Sat Apr 6 | Sun Apr 7


Week 1

Saturday, March 23

ALL DAY

Pink Park City

Canyons Village

Hit the slopes to conquer cancer. Register here.

1:00 PM

MEET: Avalanche Dog Meet & Greet

Park City Summit

Meet the canine heroes of the hill, and the amazing Park City Mountain Ski Patrollers. Find them at the top of the Bonanza Express!

3:00 PM

FOOD: Saturday S'mores

Canyons Village

Bring the whole family to enjoy the best s'mores in Utah. Complimentary goodness while supplies last.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Spring Concert Series with Jamie Drake

PayDay Deck

Jaime brings you incredible songs from her 2019 solo album, Everything's Fine. Do not miss!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Spring Concert Series with Changing Lanes Experience

Canyons Village Stage

These incredible young group has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Park City TV and has performed on America's Got Talent. Come see these superstars in action!


Sunday, March 24

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FOOD: Sunday S'mores

Park City Mountain Village

Your chance to get one of the best s'mores in Utah - complimentary, so come early.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Yard Games

Canyons Village

A great way to wrap up an exciting weekend, jump over for some family fun.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by DJ Velvet

Umbrella Bar

Finish a day on the slopes with DJ Velvet - but promise to dance when they play your jam!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by BD Howes Band

PayDay Deck

This "60's classic-blues-based band" brings the perfect music to end your weekend with.


Monday, March 25

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Face Painting

Park City Mountain Village

Tiger, fairy, butterflies? Professional face painters are ready to transform you!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Birds of Prey

Canyons Village

Interact with Utah's most majestic birds of prey, here from the Ogden Nature Center.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by Triggers & Slips

Umbrella Bar

Not quite country, not quite rock, not quite alternative, but an amazing sound!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by The Bookends

PayDay Deck

This folk duo pairs their beautiful voices backed by guitar in a show you do not want to miss!


Tuesday, March 26

1:00 PM

MEET: Avalanche Dog Meet & Greet

Park City Summit

Meet the canine heroes of the hill, and the amazing Park City Mountain Ski Patrollers. Find them at the top of the Bonanza Express!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Balloon Artist

Canyons Village

Amazing balloon artistry - see what balloon creatures come home with you!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by Dr. Bob

Umbrella Bar

These Park City stars are back! This blues-based hard rock amazing band will get dancing in no time. Songs from new album "Back from the Grave"!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by Pat Carnahan

PayDay Deck

With influences from Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, and Jerry Garcia, this is not your grandfather's jazz. A Park City fan favorite!


Wednesday, March 27

4:30 PM

MEET: Avalanche Dog Meet & Greet

Canyons Village Forum

Meet the canine heroes of the hill, and the amazing Park City Mountain Ski Patrollers. Find them at the top of the Bonanza Express!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Caricature Artist

Park City Mountain Village

One of the most popular family events, these street artists turn up the volume on your portraits!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by Christopher Hawley

Umbrella Bar

Dance and get your groove on with this Venice California magnificent artist!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Simply B

PayDay Deck

Salt Lake City's best known funk artist, this incredibly talented musician mixes funk bass, beat boxing with mesmerizing vocals and guitar.


Thursday, March 28

3:00 - 5:00 PM

WIN: Family Après Activity with Opportunity Drawing

Umbrella Bar

Enter to win Park City swag or just come by to grab a drink, listen to music, and relax.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Dead Cowboys

Umbrella Bar

A mix of original songs and music from your favorite artists like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, or George Thorogood.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Chad & Kristo

PayDay Deck

Known as Salt Lake City's very own Simon & Garfunkel, this unforgettable duo puts music back in your soul with their exceptional harmonies.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

EVENT: Megamind PubQuiz Power Hour Trivia

Legends Bar & Grill

Show off your incredible trivia knowledge in this epic pub trivia battle!


Friday, March 29

4:30 PM

MEET: Avalanche Dog Meet & Greet

Canyons Village Forum

Meet the canine heroes of the hill, and the amazing Park City Mountain Ski Patrollers. Find them at the top of the Bonanza Express!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Birds of Prey

Canyons Village

Interact with Utah's most majestic birds of prey, here from the Ogden Nature Center.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by DJ Velvet

Umbrella Bar

Finish a day on the slopes with DJ Velvet - but promise to dance when they play your jam!

4:00 - 6:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by Shannon Runyon

Legends Bar & Grill

Park City's very own, this singer and songwriter puts music in your hearts with her warming melodies, and has been compared to Natalie Merchant and Jewel!


Week 2

Saturday, March 30

1:00 PM

MEET: Avalanche Dog Meet & Greet

Park City Summit

Meet the canine heroes of the hill, and the amazing Park City Mountain Ski Patrollers. Find them at the top of the Bonanza Express!

2:00 - 3:30 PM

MUSIC: Spring Grüv Concert with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

Park City Mountain Village

With their own brand of modern soul, this musical group will amaze you with their incredible show. With 3 studio albums and up to 150 shows a year, this is a show you do not want to miss.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Spring Concert Series by King Cardinal

Canyons Village Stage

This Denver-based band brings rock, country and folk music together for an incredible sound. Fans across the country rave about this band!

4:00 - 5:30 PM

MUSIC: Spring Grüv Concert with Anderson East

Canyons Village Stage

Leading the revival of the classic American sound, Anderson East meshes gospel, country, and rhythm and blues into a magnificent show.


Sunday, March 31

3:00 pm

FOOD: Sunday S'mores

Park City Mountain Village

Your chance to get one of the best s'mores in Utah - complimentary, so come early.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Face Painting

Canyons Village

Tiger, fairy, butterflies? Professional face painters are ready to transform you!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by DJ Velvet

Umbrella Bar

Finish a day on the slopes with DJ Velvet - but promise to dance when they play your jam!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by BroBand

PayDay Deck

A great show for all ages. Brothers Kellen and Blake, ages 14 and 11 bring a rock-in' show with songs by Imagine Dragons, Pink Floyd, and more!


Monday, April 1

12:00 - 2:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by Street Corner Boogie

PayDay Deck

Their "low-fi, juke joint, vintage sound" really has to be heard. They will have you smiling and moving for their entire show!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Après Live Music by Triggers & Slips

Umbrella Bar

"Like an old country song in the modern age", this is an amazing performance for anyone who loves music, regardless of your personal taste!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Birds of Prey

Park City Mountain Village

Interact with Utah's most majestic birds of prey, here from the Ogden Nature Center.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Clown Day Photo Booth

Park City Mountain Village

Interact with Utah's most majestic birds of prey, here from the Ogden Nature Center.


Tuesday, April 2

1:00 PM

MEET: Avalanche Dog Meet & Greet

Park City Summit

Meet the canine heroes of the hill, and the amazing Park City Mountain Ski Patrollers. Find them at them near the Summit House Restaurant!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Face Painting

Canyons Village

Tiger, fairy, butterflies? Professional face painters are ready to transform you!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by Dr. Bob

Umbrella Bar

These Park City stars are back! This blues-based hard rock amazing band will get dancing in no time. Songs from new album "Back from the Grave"!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by The Proper Way

PayDay Deck

Shaping their own musical niche, this band plays it how they feel it. What comes out is an unbelievable listening experience!


Wednesday, April 3

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Balloon Artist

Park City Mountain Village

Amazing balloon artistry - see what balloon creatures come home with you!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by Snyderville Electric Band

Umbrella Bar

At the intersection of southern rock and classic rock and blues is the Snyderville Electric band. Think Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, and Neil Young turned up!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by Bruce Music

PayDay Deck

An amazing acoustic jam rock artist, Bruce uses live loops and musical improv to create a show you will soon not forget!

4:30 PM

MEET: Avalanche Dog Meet & Greet

Canyons Village Forum

Meet the canine heroes of the hill, and the amazing Park City Mountain Ski Patrollers. Find them at the top of the Bonanza Express!


Thursday, April 4

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Birds of Prey

Canyons Village

Interact with Utah's most majestic birds of prey, here from the Ogden Nature Center.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Dead Cowboys

Umbrella Bar

A mix of original songs and music from your favorite artists like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, or George Thorogood.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by Tim Daniels Duo

PayDay Deck

A little bit of country with a dash of rock 'n roll on a foundation of soul! Guaranteed to get you up and dancing.

5:00 - 6:00 PM

EVENT: Megamind PubQuiz Power Hour Trivia

Legends Bar & Grill

Show off your incredible trivia knowledge in this epic pub trivia battle!


Friday, April 5

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Airbrush Tattoo

Park City Mountain Village

Just the coolest activity around, get creative with the airbrush artists for the most awesome "tattoos" around.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by DJ Velvet

Umbrella Bar

Finish a day on the slopes with DJ Velvet - but promise to dance when they play your jam!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by Classic Steve

PayDay Deck

With a rock, country folk vibe, this international touring artist is a must see. Having performed with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Josh Kelly, his sound will not get out of your head!

4:30 PM

MEET: Avalanche Dog Meet & Greet

Canyons Village Forum

Meet the canine heroes of the hill, and the amazing Park City Mountain Ski Patrollers. Find them at Canyons Village Ski Beach!


Week 3

Saturday, April 6

12:00 PM

23rd Annual Pond Skimming Competition:

Red Pine Lodge Base Area

This Park City pond skimming contest is going to be epic! Free for spectators, see what special things are in-store for this year's event. Click here for details.

1:00 PM

MEET: Avalanche Dog Meet & Greet

Park City Summit

Meet the canine heroes of the hill, and the amazing Park City Mountain Ski Patrollers. Find them at the top of the Bonanza Express, near the Summit House Restaurant!

3:00 PM

FOOD: Saturday S'mores

Canyons Village

Bring the whole family to enjoy the best s'mores in Utah. Complimentary goodness while supplies last.

2:00 - 3:30 PM

MUSIC: Spring Concert Series with Henry Hunter

Canyons Village Stage

This internationally acclaimed artist puts on one of the best shows you will see this year. You will be talk about this show for years to come.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC: Après Live Music by Brothers Brimm

PayDay Deck

Funk, jazz, and rock rolled into one! The skill sets on the guitar and keys solos will make your jaws drop. Wonderful show!

4:00 - 6:00 PM

MUSIC: Spring Concert Series with Dragondeer

Canyons Village Stage

An homage to the past with modern influences, Dragondeer draws from all corners of American sound. An atmospheric sound!


Park City Mountain - Scheduled Closing Day!

Sunday, April 7

1:00 - 2:30 PM

MUSIC: Spring Concert Series with The Metal Dogs

Canyons Village Stage

Get ready for the ultimate 80's throwback! All of the best jams from this iconic (spandex-y) decade will make an appearance. Maybe even some spandex too.

1:00 - 2:30 PM

MUSIC: Spring Concert Series with Big Blue Ox

PayDay Pad

If you haven't see Big Blue Ox in person, they now is your chance. This amazing Park City band will put some funk in your step!

1:00 - 2:30 PM

MUSIC: Spring Concert Series with The Breakfast Klub

Canyons Village Stage

Get ready for pop hits from the 80's. Hair crimping and fanny packs encouraged! Enjoy the best sounds the 80's offered with this talented group!

1:00 - 2:30 PM

MUSIC: Spring Concert Series with Superbubble

PayDay Pad

Celebrate the end-of-season with a funky dance party! They drive a clean, fun, sound as part of Salt Lake City's funk collective.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Family Après Activity with Face Painting

Canyons Village

Tiger, fairy, butterflies? Professional face painters are ready to transform you!

3:00 - 5:00 PM

FOOD: Sunday S'mores

Park City Mountain Village

Your chance to get one of the best s'mores in Utah - complimentary, so come early.

For the most up-to-date event schedule, check the Park City Mountain's event page!

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