City of Thornton Festivals & Events

 
City of Thornton Festivals & Events
City of Thornton
Festivals & Events
Thorntonfest  Harvest Fest  WinterFest 

Easter Egg Scramble  Lions Club Relay Paw Fest  Mile

Hi Cruiser Car Show  Teen Battle of the Bands 

Summer Concert Series  Fourth of July  Fishing Derby

 Chili Cook-off

 Skate Park Competition  Paws for a Dip

 Trunk or Treat  WinterFest 5K
City of Thornton Festivals & Events
THORNTON FESTIVALS & EVENTS – WHERE NEIGHBORS COME TOGETHER
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
In 1996, the Thornton City Council wanted to create a unique and special event to celebrate the city’s
40th anniversary. City staff produced a special event free to the public that would encourage neighbors
to come together to celebrate our community. Twenty years later, this event, known as Thorntonfest,
has grown into one of the most popular events in the north metro area and includes entertainment
stages, a Car Show, Paw Fest featuring pet and animal-related exhibits, 125 exhibitor booths, 75
crafters, children’s amusements and lots of family fun. Not only does the city host Thorntonfest
attracting over 50,000 people, but it also hosts two other major festivals and several special events
throughout the year.

CELEBRATING CULTURAL DIVERSITY
In addition to Thorntonfest, Harvest Fest happens in September in the south part of town celebrating
the history and cultural diversity of Thornton. Harvest Fest includes a children’s Fishing Derby, a Chili
Cook-off, and a Skate Park competition as well as local entertainment and cultural dance acts, Hispanic
Heritage Celebration, and children’s attractions.

HOLIDAY DESTINATION
In December, everyone looks forward to WinterFest, a holiday-themed “Santa’s Village” created on
the Carpenter Park Fields with miniature buildings, an ice skating rink, Santa’s House, Ice Sculpting
Displays, nearly 450 lit trees, local choirs and a unique winter fireworks show creating a festive and
magical experience sure to fill everyone with the holiday spirit. A popular area of WinterFest is the
Wonderland Woods where businesses, organizations and community members compete in the
Community Tree Decorating Contest. Participants creatively decorate a Noble Fir with their own
special holiday touch or by incorporating their business theme. Because there is no other event like
this anywhere in the surrounding area, this event is quickly becoming a holiday tradition for families
across the metro area.

CELEBRATING OUR NATION’S INDEPENDENCE
Thornton is definitely the place for neighbors and families to gather on the Fourth of July. Attendees
bring their blankets, Frisbees and picnics anxiously awaiting nightfall and the spectacular fireworks
show. The crowd is entertained throughout the evening and into the night by walk-around performers,
live bands, nighttime sky divers and a fabulous fireworks show.

FUN-FILLED SPECIAL EVENTS
Thornton also hosts several smaller, special events throughout the year primarily geared towards
children and families including the Easter Egg Scramble and Trunk or Treat. In addition, Paws for a Dip
is a fun way to enjoy the “dog days of summer” giving friendly dogs the opportunity to play in City Pool
after it has been closed to the public. Several other special events are held throughout the year in
various places around town.

There is truly something for everyone at the city of Thornton’s festivals and special events! Created to
celebrate the underlying value of community and giving neighbors a place to gather and families to
come together, these festivals and special events are some of what makes Thornton special.

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City of Thornton Festivals & Events
WHY SHOULD YOU SPONSOR OUR EVENTS?
        THORNTON - DIVERSITY AND GROWTH Thornton is a diverse community with a strong
        commitment to quality of life and environmental issues. Located approximately 10 miles north of
        downtown Denver, the life in Thornton feels worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of city living and
        is a hub for a variety of fairs, festivals, events, artistic and cultural offerings. On May 26, 1956,
Thornton was incorporated as a Colorado city with a population of 8,640 and an area of one square mile.
Today, Thornton covers more than 31 square miles with a population of over 123,000 and is one of the fastest-
growing cities in Colorado. The Denver Regional Council of Governments forecasts Thornton’s Regional
Marketing Area as "The New Growth Capital of Metro Denver."

         SPONSORSHIP AND EVENT MARKETING IS THE FASTEST-GROWING MARKETING MEDIUM
         According to IEG, the sponsorship industry’s leading research and information source, changes in the
         economy, demographic shifts and the fragmentation of media have all contributed to sponsorship’s
growth. Not to mention consumers are no longer paying attention to traditional media ads. Effective marketing
is no longer tied to eyeballs but rather heartstrings. Companies are creating loyalty by tethering their products
and services to the issues, events and organizations their customers care about. Our festivals are a great place
to reinforce this commitment.

         SPONSORSHIP IS THE MOST DIRECT CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION For companies looking for
         an alternative method to communicate their messages, sponsorship is the perfect environment. Festival
         and event sponsorship reaches people in an environment that matches their lifestyle rather than
intrudes upon it. It is not a passive monologue that interrupts a TV show, or comes as a piece of mail that
needs to be dealt with. Sponsorship speaks to the public, not at them, creating opportunities for two-way
dialogue between you and your customers.

          WE WANT OUR EVENT TO WORK HARD FOR YOU All of our sponsorship opportunities
          are tailored to meet your specific goals. Our sponsorship proposals are developed to meet individual
          sponsor needs and want to make sure you reach your targeted audience and marketing goals. Creating
positive brand experiences is the cornerstone of our sponsorship proposals. Your sponsorship of a Thornton
event will provide you with an outstanding opportunity to engage consumers to experience your brand as well
as tangibly underscore your commitment to add to the quality of life of your target customers.

         A FUN REASON TO GET OUT OF THE OFFICE Sponsorship is not an ends, but rather a marketing
         platform upon which to build. Activating your sponsorship is one of our top goals. This is really what
         gives your sponsorship legs. You should have as much fun at our event as our attendees and we will
work hard to make sure that happens. We work with you to come up with some creative ways you can engage
your potential customers to experience your brand. We want your association with our event to be unique,
relevant and interactive with the attendees.

          WHERE ELSE CAN YOU GET YOUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN FRONT OF 10-50,000 PEOPLE IN
          ONE DAY? There really is nothing like the face-to-face opportunity to promote your product or
          service to a desirable audience. The City of Thornton Festivals and Special Events provide the
opportunity to place your product, image or service in the hands of thousands of potential customers.
Dependable studies conclude that festivals have a measurable impact on consumer sales and brand awareness.
And depending on your level of investment, your message will be seen during the festival’s promotional periods
as well as on site. We target just about every demographic through a variety of media.

         SPONSORSHIPS HAVE A PROVEN RETURN ON INVESTMENT A recent study conducted by IEG
         concluded that 78% of sponsors agree that participating in festivals has a measureable impact on
         consumer sales of their product and that they provide the most conducive environment for
experiential sampling. With companies spending approaching $20 billion dollars on sponsorships annually, it’s
easy to understand that companies continue to see increased return on their sponsorship investments each
year. We provide each of our sponsors with a post-event report detailing how your sponsorship was
implemented and carried out so you can see how your investment worked for you at our event.
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City of Thornton Festivals & Events
YOUR POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS ATTEND OUR EVENTS
The majority of Festival attendees reside in Thornton or the surrounding communities. The following is
demographic information compiled from the City of Thornton and the census bureau.

TOTAL POPULATION:      As of 2014, the population of the City of Thornton is 123,244.
                       Adams County has a total population of over 469,000.

GENDER:                The city of Thornton is comprised of 50.3% female and 49.7% male.

AGE:                   The median age is 30.8 years. The breakdown is as follows: 30% are under 18;
                       5.8% are between the ages of 20-24; 33.7% are between 25 – 44 years; 19.8%
                       are between 45 – 64; and 5.6% are over 65.

RACE:                  82.7% are white; 21.3% are Hispanic; 2.5% are Asian; 1.5% are African American
                       and 1.1% are Native American.

EDUCATION:             Thornton residents are well educated. 54.4% have had some college education;
                       15% have their Bachelor’s Degree and 4.8% have achieved a Graduate Degree or
                       higher.

INCOME:                The median household income is $54,445. 36.7% have a household income
                       between $25,000 - $49,999; 39.8% have household incomes of $50,000 to
                       $99,999 and 6.4% have a household income greater than $100,000.

HOME OWNERSHIP:        75% of Thornton residents are owner-occupied homeowners and the median
                       home price is $243,000.

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City of Thornton Festivals & Events
WINTERFEST EVENT OVERVIEW
2018 celebrates the 16th Annual WinterFest
One of the only free holiday lighting events in the area, WinterFest is a unique event that transforms a field into
a magical Santa’s Village. This is truly a magical event that must be experienced by kids of all ages!

DATE:                   December 7, 8, 9, 2018

TIME:                   Friday, December 7: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
                        Saturday, December 8: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
                        Sunday, December 9: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION:               Carpenter Park Fields in Thornton, CO – 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard

ATTENDANCE:             Attendance continues to grow each year drawing crowds of over 40,000 people from all
                        over the Denver Metro area.

COST:                   Free! Food and drinks are available for purchase. There is a small fee for ice skating
                        and pictures with Santa.

ATTRACTIONS:            TOWN SQUARE
                        Located in the middle of the village, you’ll find a 4,000 square foot artificial ice skating pond
                        and great views of the 40-foot lit tree towering over the village. There is also an outdoor
                        stage with a variety of entertainment throughout the weekend.

                        TOWN SQUARE EVENT TENT
                        The heated Event Tent houses several activities throughout the weekend including concerts
                        and a Craft Show during the day on Saturday.

                        SANTA’S LANE
                        Visitors can stroll and look at the miniature, creatively decorated buildings where Santa’s
                        elves live and work. There is a working Elves’ Workshop where two elves meet and greet
                        the visitors while they busily work on the last minute toys. There is also a Schoolhouse,
                        Gingerbread House, Mercantile, Moose Inn, and a Fire House. Of course Santa and Mrs.
                        Claus’ house is nearby and kids of all ages can visit and get their picture taken with them.

                        HOLIDAY TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
                        This interactive exhibit has several displays of how various holidays are celebrated around
                        the world. Throughout the weekend there are several story-telling hours where you can
                        hear interesting tales and traditions from different cultures.

                        DAZZLING ICE CARVING DEMONSTRATIONS
                        A special treat awaits visitors as professionals from Dazzling Ice carve and display intricate
                        holiday-themed sculptures throughout the entire weekend. Attendees can have their
                        picture taken on the magical ice displays.

MEDIA PARTNERS:         Xfinity, Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel

PAST & PRESENT          Bellco Credit Union, Sams Club, Brothers Plumbing, Colorado Healthy Marriage Project,
SPONSORS:               Starbucks, Community Pet Hospital, Mile High Chiropractic, Old Chicago’s, Huntington
                        Learning Centers, Jump Beverages, Xcel Energy, Centura Health, What We Love, The
                        Winery.

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City of Thornton Festivals & Events
WINTERFEST SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
2018 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
A full list of rights & benefits is available for each level. Below are the sponsorship highlights.

TITLE SPONSORSHIP (1) $9,000

This single, exclusive top-level sponsor of WinterFest will receive event-wide rights and benefits reserved only
for the company at this level including above-the-name presenting rights (“Your Company WinterFest”) in all
promotional materials, cable, radio and print advertising, and collateral materials. This includes a full-page back
cover sponsor ad in the event program as well as a full-page ad in the Thornton Recreation Guide reserved
exclusively for event sponsors. Exclusive recognition on the 40 foot tree in Town Square, extensive on-site
signage and a significant on-site presence are also included in this package. Title Sponsor will also receive
company logo and audio mention on nearly 800 - 30 second commercials set to air on major TV channels –
through Comcast.

PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP (2) $7,000

These top-level secondary sponsors will receive company name recognition below the event name (“WinterFest
sponsored by Your Company”) in most promotional materials, advertising and collateral materials. Presenting
Sponsor status on various on-site signage and premium presence in Town Square is included at this level. This
includes a full-page sponsor ad in the event program as well as a half-page ad in the Thornton Recreation Guide
reserved exclusively for event sponsors. In addition, Presenting Sponsors may choose a top-level asset to
present which includes name integration and promotional benefits. Assets include:
      Ice Skating Pond
      Fireworks Show
      Santa’s House
      Holiday Traditions Tent
      WinterFest 5K

ASSOCIATE SPONSORSHIP (4) $4,000

These mid-level sponsors will receive Associate recognition in most promotional and collateral materials as well
as inclusion in most print media associated with the event. Associate status on various on-site signage and
exhibit space is included at this level. Sponsor will receive a half-page ad in the event program as well as a
quarter-page ad in the Thornton Recreation Guide reserved exclusively for event sponsors. In addition, Associate
Sponsor may choose a mid-level asset to present which includes presenting name status and promotional
benefits. Assets include:
      Holiday Celebrations Tent
      Wonderland Woods
      Ice Carving Display
      North Pole Nibbles

SUPPORTING SPONSORSHIP (8) $2,000

These lower-level sponsors will receive Supporting recognition in most promotional and collateral materials.
This level is not included in any media associated with the event. Supporting status on some on-site signage and
exhibit space is included at this level. Sponsor will receive a quarter-page ad in the event program. In addition,
Supporting Sponsor may choose a lower-level asset to present which includes company name recognition and
promotional benefits. Assets include:
     Mistletoe Arch
     Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus
     Miniature Buildings (Elf Workshop, Fire House, Moose Inn, Mercantile, School House, Gingerbread
         House)

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City of Thornton Festivals & Events
THORNTONFEST EVENT OVERVIEW
2018 marks the 23rd Annual Thorntonfest
Thornton’s most popular festival attracting large crowds from all around the north metro area,
Thorntonfest is a perfect opportunity to directly connect with your customers and target market.
DATE:                Saturday, May 19, 2018
TIME:                10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:            Carpenter Park Fields in Thornton, CO – 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard
ATTENDANCE:          Typical attendance is around 48,000 – 52,000. Approximately 72% of attendees are
                     Thornton residents and around 16% are from neighboring communities in the north
                     metro area.
COST:                Free! Food, drinks, and crafts are available for purchase
ATTRACTIONS:         PAW FEST
                     A special area of Thorntonfest dedicated to our four-legged friends and their
                     companions. Highlights include pet vaccinations, microchipping, a national Frisbee Dog
                     competition, and a variety of vendors promoting pet products and services.
                     CREATURE FEATURE
                     A special educational exhibit at Paw Fest with programming throughout the day from
                     area organizations such as the Denver Zoo and Canyon Critters.

                     MILE-HI CRUISERS CLASSIC CAR SHOW
                     Nearly 200 classic cars and street rods are on display throughout the day. Attendees
                     can vote for their favorite car in two categories: “1948 and older” and “1949 and
                     newer”
                     ENTERTAINMENT
                     Three entertainment stages are on the Thorntonfest grounds. The Marketplace Stage
                     showcases popular musical acts throughout the day. The highly popular Dance Stage
                     features troupes from local studios and community dance groups; and a new feature is
                     the Teen Battle of the Bands stage dedicated to local teen musicians.
                     KIDS KORNER
                     Free kids carnival rides, petting zoo and pony rides are available all day in addition to
                     Youth Sports Demonstrations and interactive children’s activities.

                     EAST AND WEST BEER GARDENS
                     Escape from the heat and enjoy a cold beverage at our two Beer Gardens on-site. Must
                     be 21 to enter and there will be a two beer limit per person for the day.
MEDIA PARTNERS:      Xfinity, Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel, Sports radio 104.3 The Fan

PAST & PRESENT       American Furniture Warehouse, Coca-Cola, Community Pet
SPONSORS:            Hospital, Total Beverage, Best Buy, T-Mobile, Old Chicago’s, Med Express, Bellco Credit
                     Union, Rancher’s Reserve, Huntington Learning Centers, E-470, Xing Tea, Grease
                     Monkey, Bank of the West, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Jack in the Box.

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City of Thornton Festivals & Events
THORNTONFEST SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
2018 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
A full list of rights & benefits is available for each level. Below are the sponsorship highlights.

TITLE SPONSORSHIP (1) $11,000

This single, exclusive top-level sponsor of Thorntonfest will receive event-wide rights and benefits reserved only
for the company at this level including above-the-name presenting rights (“Your Company presents
Thorntonfest”) in all promotional materials, cable, radio and print advertising, and collateral materials. This
includes a full-page back cover sponsor ad in the event program as well as a full-page ad in the Thornton
Recreation Guide reserved exclusively for event sponsors. Extensive on-site signage and 300 square feet of
exhibit space is also included in this package.

PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP (2) $8,500

These top-level secondary sponsors will receive company name recognition below the event name
(“Thorntonfest sponsored by Your Company”) in most promotional materials, advertising and collateral
materials. Presenting Sponsor status on various on-site signage and 200 square feet of exhibit space is included
at this level. This includes a full-page sponsor ad in the event program as well as a half-page ad in the Thornton
Recreation Guide reserved exclusively for event sponsors. In addition, Presenting Sponsors may choose a top-
level asset to present which includes name integration and promotional benefits. Assets include:
      The Marketplace
      Kids Korner
      Dance Stage
      Thorntonfest Shuttle Rides

ASSOCIATE SPONSORSHIP (4) $5,000

These mid-level sponsors will receive Associate recognition in most promotional and collateral materials as well
as inclusion in most print media associated with the event. Associate status on various on-site signage and 100
square feet of exhibit space is included at this level. Sponsor will receive a half-page ad in the event program as
well as a quarter-page ad in the Thornton Recreation Guide reserved exclusively for event sponsors. In addition,
Associate Sponsors may choose a mid-level asset to present which includes presenting name status and
promotional benefits. Assets include:
      Classic Car Show
      Teen Battle of the Bands Stage
      Family Picnic Area
      Climbing Wall & Bungee Trampoline

SUPPORTING SPONSORSHIP (8) $2,500

These lower-level sponsors will receive Supporting recognition in most promotional and collateral materials.
This level is not included in any media associated with the event. Supporting status on some on-site signage and
100 square feet of exhibit space is included at this level. Sponsor will receive a quarter-page ad in the event
program. In addition, Supporting Sponsor may choose a lower-level asset to present which includes company
name recognition and promotional benefits. Assets include:
     Petting Zoo
     Mini-Train Rides
     Information Booth

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City of Thornton Festivals & Events
HARVEST FEST EVENT OVERVIEW
2018 marks the 20th annual Harvest Fest
A unique event designed to build a sense of community and belonging in the historic portion of
Thornton that embraces all ages and celebrates the diversity of the city. Centered on fall-themed
activities such as a Fishing Derby and a Great Chili Cook Off, this event is also part of Multi-Cultural
Month.

DATE:                 Saturday, September 8, 2018

TIME:                 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:             Community Park – Thornton Parkway and York Street

ATTENDANCE:           Typical attendance is around 12,000 and the majority of attendees hail from the
                      Thornton area.

COST:                 Free! Food, drinks, and crafts are available for purchase

ATTRACTIONS:          CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY AT GRANDVIEW PONDS
                      Over 200 participants and spectators come out early in the morning hoping to catch the big
                      one. Prizes are given to the biggest fish, the smallest fish, the best dressed and the most fish
                      caught. Last year, over 150 fish were caught and the longest one measured in at 18 inches!

                      HARVEST FEST BAZAAR
                      Includes the Larkridge Main Stage featuring top-rated local performers throughout the day
                      as well as over 100 vendor booths ranging from crafters to local businesses. The Food
                      Court and Community Picnic Area presented by Huntington Learning Center give festival-
                      goers a chance to relax in the shade and enjoy some refreshments.

                      GREAT CHILI COOK OFF
                      Quickly becoming the most popular attraction at Harvest Fest, contestants give Harvest
                      Fest attendees over 1,000 samples of their homemade chili and compete for the best in
                      several categories. This great event benefits benefits the Marc Jr. Foundation

                      SKATE PARK COMPETITION
                      Contestants come out to the Skate Park and show off their best tricks in the inline skate,
                      bike and skateboard divisions.

                      CULTURAL DIVERSITY CELEBRATION AND CULTURAL DANCE STAGE
                      The Cultural Diversity tent is a favorite of the festival attendees featuring interactive cultural
                      activities for kids of all ages. It is adjacent to the Cultural Stage highlighting entertainment
                      from all over the world.

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MEDIA PARTNERS:       Comcast, Metro North Newspapers

PAST & PRESENT        Cinebarre, Cricket, Engle Homes, Huntington Learning Center, Grease
SPONSORS:             Monkey, Jump Beverages, Bellco Credit Union, Larkridge, Olinger-Highland Mortuary,
                      Wells Fargo, Xcel Energy

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HARVEST FEST SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
2018 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
A full list of rights & benefits is available for each level. Below are the sponsorship highlights.

TITLE SPONSORSHIP (1) $6,000

This single, exclusive top-level sponsor of Harvest Fest will receive event-wide rights and benefits reserved only
for the company at this level including above-the-name presenting rights (“Your Company presents Harvest
Fest”) in all promotional materials, cable, radio and print advertising, and collateral materials. This includes a full-
page back cover sponsor ad in the event program as well as a full-page ad in the Thornton Recreation Guide
reserved exclusively for event sponsors. Extensive on-site signage and 300 square feet of exhibit space is also
included in this package.

PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP (2) $4,500

These top-level secondary sponsors will receive company name recognition below the event name (“Harvest
Fest sponsored by Your Company”) in most promotional materials, advertising and collateral materials.
Presenting Sponsor status on various on-site signage and 200 square feet of exhibit space is included at this level.
This includes a full-page sponsor ad in the event program as well as a half-page ad in the Thornton Recreation
Guide reserved exclusively for event sponsors. In addition, Presenting Sponsors may choose a top-level asset to
present which includes name integration and promotional benefits. Assets include:
     Chili Cook-off
     Harvest Fest Bazaar
     Cultural Dance Stage
     Kidz Zone

ASSOCIATE SPONSORSHIP (4) $3,000

These mid-level sponsors will receive Associate recognition in most promotional and collateral materials as well
as inclusion in most print media associated with the event. Associate status on various on-site signage and 100
square feet of exhibit space is included at this level. Sponsor will receive a half-page ad in the event program as
well as a quarter-page ad in the Thornton Recreation Guide reserved exclusively for event sponsors. In addition,
Associate Sponsors may choose a mid-level asset to present which includes presenting name status and
promotional benefits. Assets include:
      Skate Park Competition
      Hispanic Culture Expo
      Family Picnic Area

SUPPORTING SPONSORSHIP (8) $1,500

These lower-level sponsors will receive Supporting recognition in most promotional and collateral materials.
This level is not included in any media associated with the event. Supporting status on some on-site signage and
100 square feet of exhibit space is included at this level. Sponsor will receive a quarter-page ad in the event
program. In addition, Supporting Sponsor may choose a lower-level asset to present which includes company
name recognition and promotional benefits. Assets include:
     Fishing Derby
     Mini-Train Rides
     Petting Zoo

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THORNTON SPECIAL EVENTS
In addition to the three major festivals produced by the City of Thornton each year, we also host several smaller
special events. Sponsorship packages for these events range from $500 - $5,000 depending on the event and the
desired activation. All of these events can include multiple sponsors (except in the same category). These events truly
reinforce the underlying value of establishing a sense of community in Thornton and giving citizens a place for
neighbors to gather and families to come together.
EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE - $500
SATURDAY MARCH 31, 2018– COMMUNITY PARK
Unlike an Easter egg “hunt,” this event really is a “scramble.” At the sound of a horn, children in
four age groups scramble for plastic Easter eggs containing prizes and candy. The entire event lasts
only a few minutes, making it a fun opportunity not-to-be-missed! This event draws around 1,500
participants and their parents.
LIONS CLUB RELAY - $1,000
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018– FIVE STAR STADIUM
The Lions Club Relay takes place at the Five Star Stadium in Thornton and consists of elementary school teams from
around the area competing in various relay races throughout the day. Nearly 1,200 children participate and the event
draws in close to 3,000 spectators. Children pay a minimal fee to compete and all money goes back to the local
Lion’s Club.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - $1,250 FOR ALL 6-7 CONCERTS
THURSDAYS JUNE - AUGUST – VARIOUS PARKS AROUND THORNTON
This is a popular event where neighbors gather in different parks across Thornton and enjoy high-quality
entertainment Thursday evenings during the summer. Every Thursday starting in June, neighbors and families grab a
blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy free live entertainment close to home. Four out of the seven concerts
include an Ice Cream Social hosted by City Council members from each of the four wards. Each concert draws
approximately 500-800 people. Sponsorships are available for the entire concert series. Sponsor banners and stage
recognition will be awarded at all seven concerts. On-site physical presence (setting up tent or table etc.) by
sponsors will be allowed at all concerts including ice cream socials.

                           FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION - $1,000-$5,000
                           WENDESDAY, JULY 4, 2018 – CARPENTER PARK FIELDS, 108TH AND COLORADO BOULEVARD
                           An annual celebration of our nation’s independence including live entertainment, skydiving
                           exhibition and a spectacular fireworks show. Activities begin later in the afternoon to give
                           families the opportunity to spend the day together and gather in the park in the evening to
                           enjoy the fireworks display synchronized to music. Over 40,000 people are on-site for the
                           festivities.

PAWS FOR A DIP - $500
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 2018 – CITY POOL -TBD
While the dog days of summer are coming to a close, the pool opens its doors to dogs and their owners after it has
been closed to the public. Paws for a Dip allows friendly dogs to get in the water and swim to their hearts content.

                             TRUNK OR TREAT - $1,000
                             SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018– CARPENTER PARK FIELDS, 108TH AND COLORADO BOULEVARD
                             Dozens of cars line up at the Carpenter Park Fields “Parking Plots,” and owners will
                             decorate them for the spooky holiday while the kids go trick-or-treating from trunk-to-
                             trunk. Trunks become bat caves, scary haunted houses - whatever the car owner can
                             imagine. Opportunities range from Event Sponsorship to Candy Partners.

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LET US TAILOR YOUR PERFECT SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE!
Please call today to get more information on how we can put together your perfect sponsorship
package for one of our upcoming events! Multi-event and multi-year discounts are available as well.

VINCE ARAGON | SPONSORSHIP AND MARKETING COORDINATOR
City of Thornton | 2211 Eppinger Blvd. | Thornton, CO 80229
p. 720-977-5965 | f. 720-977-5964
vince.aragon@cityofthornton.net www.cityofthornton.net

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