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2017 Festival Sponsorship

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Festival Sponsorship

Celebrate your Waukegan.

Why Waukegan

The Harbor’s Edge attracted +20,000 people throughout the 2016 season

Perfectly situated between two major metropolitan areas lies a community with access to a variety of transportation options, a competent workforce, and abundant natural amenities along miles of Lake Michigan’s Shore Line. Ripe with opportunity and historical character offer a quality of life like few others in the region can.

Festival Series

The five festivals included more than 40 local, regional, and international musical and cultural acts, spanning Country, Blues, and Latino genres.

Music Series

Stretching from Memorial Day through Labor Day, The Harbor’s Edge hosted more than 150 hours of free music in our premier Lakefront location.

Cinco De Mayo May 5,6 & 7

A celebration of latin music and cultural performances.

Harbor fest June 23,24, & 25

Outdoor fishing Derby & Music.

Harbor- Q July 15-16

“Smoke on the Water” Country music & BBQ

Blues on the water August 12-13

Blues bands & BBQ

Fiestas @ the harbor September 15,16 &17

“Fiestas Patrias” Mexican independence day celebration. Civic ceremony officiated by consulate general of Mexico in Chicago.

More on the way. Check out our Calendar for more events!

Benefits of sponsorship

Advertising seen by thousands of people through:

  • Print/social media – +250,000 views
  • Banners displayed around community at high traffic locations
  • Festival signage
  • Logos displayed on GWDC website
  • Logos and mentions in branded videos

Additional benefits:

  • Preferred seating
  • Branded festival merchandise
  • Discounts to The Harbor’s Edge on food and beverage throughout the season

Sponsorships Available For 2017

Season-long festival sponsorships

Become the Main Sponsor for all festivals from May through September

Festival - Seasonal

  • (1)Permanent center stage banner for the whole season (May-September)
  • Grand season sponsor logo placement on all festival marketing materials (Includes print advertising & signage) plus company logo with link directing to official website.
  • Grand season sponsor logo placement on festival social media marketing
  • Grand season sponsor mentions in radio advertising for festivals
  • Onsite recognition at festivals & weekly music series
  • Premium 10’x10’ festival vendor location
  • Season long VIP Experience for 10 guests
  • $25,000
  • (2)Permanent banners on sides of the stage for the whole season (May-September)
  • Logo
  • Sponsor logo placement on festival social media marketing
  • Sponsor mentions in radio advertising for festivals
  • Onsite recognition at festivals & weekly music series
  • Premium 10’x10’ Festival vendor location
  • Season long VIP Experience for 8 guests
  • $20,000
  • (1)Permanent banner in the bar area for the whole season (May-September)
  • Logo placement on all festival marketing materials (includes print advertising & signage)
  • Sponsor logo placement on festival social media marketing
  • Sponsor mentions in radio advertising for festivals
  • Onsite recognition at festivals & weekly music series
  • Premium 10’x10’ festival vendor location
  • Season long VIP Experience for 6 guests
  • $15,000

Single festival sponsorships

Choose one of our five amazing festivals this season!

Festival - Single Event

  • Sponsor recognition on music program for festival of choosing
  • Sponsor recognition on all festival marketing materials (Includes print advertising & signage)
  • Sponsor recognition on festival social media marketing
  • Sponsor recognition in radio advertising for festivals
  • Onsite recognition at festival
  • Premium 10’x10’ location at festival
  • VIP Experience for 4 guests for sponsored festival
  • $5,000
  • Logo placement on all festival marketing materials (includes print advertising & signage)
  • Sponsor recognition on festival social media marketing
  • Onsite recognition at festival
  • Customized premium vendor location
  • VIP Experience for 3 guests for sponsored festival
  • $3,000
  • Logo placement on all festival marketing materials (Print advertising only)
  • Sponsor recognition on festival social media marketing
  • Onsite recognition at festival
  • Premium 10’x10’ vendor location
  • $1,500
  • Logo placement on festival print advertising
  • Sponsor recognition on festival social media marketing
  • Premium 10’x10’ vendor location
  • $800
  • Logo placement on 50% festival print advertising
  • Vendor recognition on festival social media marketing
  • 10’x10’ vendor location
  • $500

Season long weekly music series

Sponsor our weekly live music nights from May through September.

Weekly Music - Seasonal

  • Sponsor recognition on all weekly music series programs
  • Sponsor recognition on all weekly music series marketing materials (print & signage)
  • Music program sponsor recognition on “The Harbor’s Edge” social media marketing
  • Onsite recognition at “The Harbor’s Edge”
  • Season long VIP Experience for 4 Guests
  • $5,000
  • Logo placement on all weekly music series marketing materials (print advertising only)
  • Ongoing sponsor recognition on “The Harbor’s Edge” social media marketing
  • Onsite recognition at “The Harbor’s Edge”
  • Season long VIP Experience for 3 guests
  • $3,000
  • Logo placement on all weekly music series marketing materials (print advertising only)
  • Ongoing sponsor recognition on “The Harbor’s Edge’ social media marketing
  • Onsite Recognition at “The Harbor’s Edge”
  • $1,500
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