Parties in the Park Hosts Special 2-Day Event August 20 and 21

Parties in the Park is excited to announce that a special two-day event will take place August 20 and 21 in Downtown Muskegon’s beautiful Hackley Park. The event will feature a traditional Parties in the Park event Friday, August 20 from 5-9pm and an extra party from 3-9pm on Saturday, August 21. 

“When the Parties in the Park Board of Directors decided in April 2021 that a full season would not be viable this summer, planning quickly ensued to bring one awesome party to the Muskegon community instead,” said Parties in the Park Board of Directors President, Lisa Richards. “Muskegon residents have been supporting Parties in the Park for 37 years and this is our opportunity to give back to the community by hosting the popular family-friendly music and beverage event over a weekend in August.”

The two-day event will feature a line-up of local and regional music acts, multiple beverage selections, food vendors, a kid’s zone and more. As always, the event is free of charge to attend.

Friday night entertainment includes Grand Rapid’s rock and roll band The Legal Immigrants opening for Muskegon’s own funk, rock and soul band Flexadecibel. Saturday night will kick off with West Michigan’s popular outlaw country music act, Stolen Horses followed by Project 90, an award winning 90s cover band and last welcoming headliner De Hurricane Reggae Band from Chicago, IL to the stage.

Parties in the Park has been providing free, family-friendly events on summer Friday nights in Downtown Muskegon’s Hackley Park for 37 years. A different community non-profit is traditionally selected to host each party and then receives the proceeds from the event.  This year, any proceeds made will go into the Parties in the Park “rainy day fund” at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.  This fund helps ensure financial success for our non-profit partners as well as helps make continual improvements to Hackley Park.

Parties in the Park has plans to return for a full traditional season including 7 summer Friday nights in 2022.

The 2021 Parties in the Park is sponsored by Best Financial Credit Union, Howmet Aerospace, Subaru of Muskegon, NOBO Provisioning Center, VanDyk Mortgage and Muskegon Surgical Associates.

The Mission of Parties in the Park is to create a sense of community and appreciation for Muskegon’s Downtown through a family-oriented social event. Hosted by a variety of Muskegon County not-for-profit groups, the proceeds from the Parties either make physical enhancements or quality of life improvements for the whole community. For more information, visit: