Parties in the Park Returns with Eight Friday Night Parties in 2022


Parties in the Park is excited to announce the return of a full season, with eight Friday night parties from 5-9pm in Downtown Muskegon’s Hackley Park this upcoming summer.  

“After taking one year off and throwing a single party in 2021 due to COVID-19, we are thrilled to get back to the regular Friday night parties that Muskegon has come to love and look forward to,” says Cece Riley, President of the Parties in the Park Board of Directors. “We have some outstanding non-profit partners this year and an entertainment line up to be enjoyed by multiple generations.”

Parties in the Park consist of live music, beverage tents, food vendors, and a kid’s zone on Friday nights in Downtown Muskegon’s Hackley Park from 5-9pm. Admission to the parties is always free. The 2022 season dates and non-profit partners are as follows:

June 3 – Muskegon Rotary Club

June 17 – Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce

July 8 – Muskegon Motorcycle Club

July 22 – AgeWell Services of West Michigan

July 29 – West Michigan Speed Skating

August 5 – Pay It Forward

August 19 – JCI Greater Muskegon

August 26 – Disability Network of West Michigan

A competitive application process determines each year’s non-profit partners.  These non-profits help coordinate the events and receive event proceeds to help carry out their meaningful work.

The Parties in the Park Board of Directors is putting the final touches on the season’s entertainment line-up. This year’s entertainment will include local favorites like funk, rock and soul band Flexadecibel and rock cover band Distracted as well as regional and national acts including Woodstock tribute band – Magic Bus, Nashville’s own new country singer Hannah Ellis and, New York’s SIRSY – bringing rock and soul with sass to Hackley Park.

“Our entertainment committee is working hard to secure an eclectic mix of music for party goers this summer,” says Riley. “We look forward to announcing the full line-up in the near future.”

The 2022 Parties in the Park season is presented by Best Financial Credit Union, RENK America, and Michelob Ultra.

Parties in the Park has been providing free, family-friendly events for 38 years. 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.