What to do at Sundance Film Festival

10/02/2019 | by Jessica Nani | Sundance


The Sundance Institue releases it’s film and activity schedule in December, but you can be the first to know about ticket sales and more by signing up for the Sundance mailing list. Tickets and festival packages go on sale for members on October 10th, 2019. Utah locals can purchase tickets on October 15th, 2019, and the general public can purchase event passes/tickets on October 17th, 2019.

If you are looking for a fully immersive experience, purchasing a pass is a great way to see everything the film festival has to offer. For more individual experiences, singular tickets are also available.

Please note, the sundance theaters locations vary. Check out specific theater ticketing information here.

Festival Activities

Because Sundance is an international festival, brands from all over the globe show up to show off their wares. One of the best parts about visiting Park City during Sundance is exploring brand pop-ups and events. Looking for a little more information on where the best exhibits are? Ask a volunteer. They’ve got insights on the ins and outs of everything going on at the Sundance festival.

Winter Activites

While the film festival is packed with great things to see and do, the other perk of Park City is the unparalleled snow. There are several great ski and snowboarding resorts in the area perfect for getting your winter fill in.

Most of the resorts in the area are part of the Epic Ski pass, which is good for tons of resorts across the country and world. There is even a convenient ski lift right in the middle of Main Street, making it a perfect way to ski and participate in the festival in one trip.

If you’re looking for something a little more low key, there are plenty of other winter activities to do in the area. Rental shops offer snowshoeing, cross country skis and more. You can learn more about snow gear rentals here.


Park City is home to several phenomenal high-end dining experiences (as well as a few lower-end but equally delicious food places). We’ve got a full list of our favorites in Salt Lake and Park City here, but a few worth mentioning include the High West Distillery on Main Street, Handle, an American styled cuisine experience, and Riverhorse, a fine dining restaurant with excellent drinks and live music. Reservations are a MUST at all of these.

Distilleries and breweries are a thriving industry in Utah right now. If you’re looking for a unique, local drink there are several breweries and distillers on Main Street worth taking a trip to visit, even just for a beer. You can check out our comprehensive list here.

Food nerd in search of some off the beaten path places? Read Bon Appetit’s Park City food shakedown here.


What’s a vacation without a little (or a lot) of shopping? With eclectic mountain fashion-based shops, art galleries, and great outlets, Sundance festival guests can fill time between events with a little of everything on the shopping side. Main Street also features some unique book stores, and of course, several iconic coffee shops great for dipping out of the cold for a while.

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