Since 2005 Parkapalooza has given mid-Michigan the very best summer parties under the sun! The Sanford festival is held on the Sunday after Labor Day in September at Midland County’s Sanford Lake Park.Parkapalooza has hosted an estimated 30,000 visitors, showcased nearly 60 great musical acts and donated over $10,000 to a number of worthwhile charities.Originally, ‘Palooza was envisioned as a straight forward concert on the beach, but it has evolved into so much more. Each year brings a host of surprises as we work to make the festival better in every way, but at the core, it is still a music festival.We are indebted to the many musicians who have volunteered their time and talent over the years. It is essential to Dstreet and The County Parks that the festival maintains its family atmosphere, and history has proven us successful. Each year our guests range from tots to seniors.The concert and all activities at Parkapalooza are free aside from a small parking fee (at the Sanford Parkapalooza) that goes to the County Parks to help off-set their festival related expense. That cost is currently six dollars per car load and includes access to all park amenities as well as the festival. Walk-ins and people arriving by boat are still without charge. The Freeland Parkapalooza has no parking fee, although arriving by boat may be tricky.