Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Community Action Pantry. Drop off at the Thrivent Tent inside the Hope in the Park gates and receive a $5 coupon for a food vendor! (one coupon/family) They could use toilet paper, pancake mix, pancake syrup, hamburger helper, tuna helper, canned tuna, canned chicken, canned fruit, jams and jellies, boxed potato mixes, pastas, Progresso type soups, bagged or boxed rice, canned peas, flour, sugar, salt, ketchup, mayonnaise, canned ravioli, instant oatmeal, instant cream of rice, juices, dry cereal or pudding mix.  



This event is FREE - no registration required! But NEW this year, get your PREFERRED SEATS! Preferred seating tickets include reserved seating! Preferred seats are first come, first serve down on the floor near the stage. No need to bring a chair, one will be provided for you!  Hope In The Park Preferred Seating Tickets | Marathon Park (


Sign up here to volunteer for Hope in the Park Saturday and Sunday 
*if you have trouble signing up please email


In a career that has spanned more than three decades, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history. With 59 Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards, five GRAMMY®Awards, an American Music Award, and a historic 50 No. 1 singles, he has sold more than eleven million albums with ten RIAA-Certified® Gold or Platinum albums to his credit.


Sunday, August 27 Marathon Park, Wausau

12:00 Food Vendors Open

1:00   Gates Open/Kids’ Activities begin (until 3:00)

2:00   National Anthem

2:30   Highland Community Church Praise Team

3:00   Daniel Tyler, River City Church

3:30   Bob Lenz, Life Promotions



PARKING INFORMATION for 89Q Hope in the Park with Steven Curtis Chapman, August 27- Parking will be available but limited inside Marathon Park. General parking is outlined in yellow. Handicapped parking is located adjacent to the grandstands (outlined in blue). Volunteers will be present to direct you to available parking. Entrances are located off Stewart Ave and Garfield Ave. A pedestrian entrance is located on S 10th Ave at Pardee St. Overflow parking is available and encouraged in neighborhoods south and east of Marathon Park. 







Food Vendors will open at 12:00 pm on Sunday, August 27 including:

Mitch's Texas Tacos

Foundation for Hope in Africa

Redwood Street Roasters

Pizza Kiln

The American Kettle Corn Company

Barnyard Burger

Fun Factory Sweet Shop

Chang Best Eggrolls

Rainbow Snow

Curds of Wisconsin

A Taste of Jamaica


Consider making a gift to help fund the free Hope in the Park concerts. 


Please remember:
No early entry

No dogs (unless service)

No alcohol on premise

No tobacco/vaping 


Thrivent members can contribute to organizations and causes they care about—and influence how Thrivent distributes some of its charitable grant funding through Choice Dollars® If you’d like to direct your choice dollars to 89Q please contact your Thrivent representative or call Jodi Berens at 715-574-5327 or



Hope in the Park thanks the following sponsors:














Staying in Wausau for Hope in the Park?
We suggest Jefferson Street Inn














Joe Fonti Family

CoVantage Credit Union

Disher Electric

Charis Counseling

Stine Eye Center

Creative Automation