Surf Zup, beach party in downtown Farmington Friday

Downtown Farmington will host a beach party August 12 as part of Farmington Second Fridays, when participating businesses stay open a little later and offer special discounts and activities.

The beach party theme will include tropical decor and a beach ball giveaway. Posters and chalk art stencils will identify participating businesses. A list is also posted at

Surf Zup

In addition to the retail fun, this week’s Rhythmz in Riley Park free outdoor concert features Surf Zup, a beach party band playing music from the 1960s and 1970s. The concert starts at 7 p.m. in the park; if the weather takes a turn, it will move to First United Methodist Church, just north across Grand River. No food or drink is allowed inside the church.

To learn more, visit, or follow downtown Farmington on Facebook or Twitter, @DntwnFarmington.