It Costs Over $50,000 To Host Lakewood On Parade Each Year! In order to keep our event FREE to the citizens of Lakewood, our event is solely funded by donations from businesses and individuals like you. While the City of Lakewood donates approximately 20% of the cost of the event, we are a completely independent, all volunteer 501(c)3 entity.
We pay to rent the Jeffco Sports Stadium, we pay for West Metro’s fire protection and emergency services, we pay for the facilities sanitation amenities – porta-potties and trash services, and we pay for insurance.
To keep the children’s art experience FREE, we pay for entertainers and the materials used in our craft booths.
The cost of fireworks alone is over $1,000 per minute.
If you were to become a sponsor, we could offer you one of the best event marketing opportunities in our community. You will reach over 10,000 people the day of the event up close and personal. At the Gold Level, your logo appears in all the print media, newspaper ad’s as well as radio and real-time event recognition.
So as you read the following value propositions, please consider your investment in Lakewood on Parade as one of the better business decisions you will make this and every year. It is good for business… and great for our community!
Think Norman Rockwell, think music, summer time food, cake, ice cream, lemonade and cold beer! We know you get many pleas for donations. What makes this event special? Why should you donate to this cause?
This is OUR city’s celebration! Everyone involved with this event has one thing in common… this event is what had always identified Lakewood as a community!
Think of the marketing opportunity. Homeowners, business owners, and families from all over the city will attend this unique, annual event. This is an excellent once-a-year opportunity to showcase and promote your product or service.
People will come! Statistics show that people are staying closer to home this summer. We are expecting record numbers in attendance. Last year we estimated attendance was close to 10,000! This year we expect more!
Enjoy the personal satisfaction of supporting an event that your parents and grandparents would be proud to attend while your kids have a great time with them too!
Lakewood on Parade is a not for profit organization that has donated nearly $50,000 in scholarship money to our hometown students.
Our Business Sponsorship Packages
Title Sponsor – Includes participation in determining and creating the event theme for a particular year. Title Sponsors normally participate in monthly FIRSTeam meetings which consists of detailed event planning and creation of our marketing strategy for that years event. We provide and setup tents or displays as required. We will display banners that you provide prominently throughout at the event. Your logo and contact information will be displayed and linked on the home page, appear first our sponsorship page, and randomly throughout other pages of our website. Your organization logo will be featured on all marketing, press releases, and advertising material developed for that year’s event. As appropriate, your name or reference to your organization may appear in our customized Lakewood On Parade emblem for that event year.
Platinum Sponsor – Greater Than $1,000 As a Platinum Sponsor, and based on your level of contribution, we will custom tailor a marketing package to suit your specific requirements. In addition, your logo will be featured as a sponsor of our event on all marketing, press releases, and advertising material developed for that year’s event. Included in this level is one 10 by 10 tent provided and set up by the event. Supplied business banners displayed prominently at the event. We will also display a business banners you provide prominently at the event.
Gold Sponsor – $1,000 Your organization and logo will be featured as a sponsor of our event on all marketing, press releases, and advertising material developed for that year’s event. Included in this level is one 10 by 10 tent provided and set up by the event. Supplied business banners displayed prominently at the event. We will also display a business banners you provide prominently at the event.
Silver Sponsor – $500 One business banner that you provide will be displayed prominently at the event. Your business/organization name displayed as a sponsor on the sponsorship page of our website. No space for tents or displays are included at this level.
Political Sponsor – $250 One banner that you provide will be displayed prominently at the event. Your name will be displayed as a sponsor on the sponsorship page of our website. Uninvited political candidates who wish to attend, distribute campaign information, or otherwise participate at the event must be signed up and approved in advance as a Political Sponsor, or will be asked to not campaign. No space for tents or displays are included at this level.
Individual/Business Donations – Individuals and businesses who want to support our event but may not be able to become a full business sponsor can either mail us a check or click on our Online Donations link and help support the only local event that provides FREE family fun, food and fireworks to the citizens of Lakewood!