Your Trusted Source for Event Planning in Harrisburg, PA
As a local leader in event planning services, our team of professionals are ready to take on your next community, corporate, outdoor, or virtual event.More About Us
About Central PA’s Event Planning Experts
Since 2001 we have been helping clients create fantastic, memorable, and safe events. We excel with Grand openings, anniversaries, large conferences, outdoor celebrations and even some rather strange requests. From conventions to exhibitions, pumpkin towers to pie fights, Olympic celebrations to formal banquets, we help clients grab the most from every event opportunity.
About the Founder
John Hanks, Jr.
President • Team Member Since 2001
John founded Make It Happen Events in 2001 after more than a decade of experience in the events industry. Starting as an intern working on a statewide conference, he went on to serve as the Director of Catering at the Penn Harris Convention Center, and Rental Manager at the Zembo Shrine, learning many facets of the profession. His passion for events, creative problem solving, and organizational skills, have given him the tools to create amazing projects. He is a founding Board member of the Lower Paxton Community Foundation, Chairman of the Mr. PA Football Foundation, Board member of the local Habitat for Humanity, and Vice President of the Penbrook Historical Society.
Meet the Team
Why Choose Make It Happen Events?
20+ Years of Experience
After being in the event planning business since 2001, we’ve seen a lot and know how to anticipate the unexpected. We have many tools in our belt. With our team on your side, you can relax.
We Save You Time and Money
We handle the details and let you and your staff run your business, not your event. We guide you through the decision making process and take care of the details. We’ve run many events and know how to translate your vision into reality.
We Assess Your Needs
Tell us your vision, your goals, the reason for a celebration, or what you’d like to include, and we will help create the concept and overall plan. Once we understand where you’re starting and where you’re headed, we can find the best way to get there.
Make It Happen Events is our go-to event producing partner!
“John & his team consistently supply the creative ideas, administrative and organizational structure, and passion to create memorial celebrations. Make It Happen Events is our go-to event producing partner.”
They gave us the support to make our celebration a triumph!
“John & Chris are amazing! We didn’t know what we were missing until we hired them a year into the process. They gave us the support to make our celebration a triumph and our relationship continues.“
Each sponsor received recognition and everyone felt supported!
“The content was well organized. The recorded segments gave each of our sponsors recognition and the presenters knew what was expected and felt supported.“
Our complicated agenda flowed easily!
“Our complicated agenda flowed easily because of Make It Happen Events’ detailed planning and solid execution. The speakers had their moment to shine, and the online balloting functioned smoothly.“