Events and Programs Sponsorship

Events and Programs Sponsorship

The City of Victoria offers a variety of free community events for the entire family to enjoy.  

In order to accomplish this goal, the City welcomes sponsorships to offset event expenses and to provide quality entertainment.

Fun in the Sun Summer Events
The City of Victoria Parks & Recreation Department hosts fun, family-friendly events throughout the summer in the Fun in the Sun series. These events are free to the community and welcoming to all. A list of the events is available below.

Concerts in the Park
The Parks & Recreation Department will host nine Wednesday evening shows from June through August at the Charlson Thun Community Bandstand, with an approximate attendance of 100-300 people per concert. Some concerts will overlap with the Classic Car Night event hosted by the Victoria Business Association.
Non-Car Show Concert Dates and Time: June 5, July 17, July 31, August 7 and August 21 | 6-8 p.m.
Location: Bayfront Park in Charlson Thun Community Bandstand
Gold sponsors:  Invited to participate in 2 non-car show event.

Lunch Time Tunes
There are three scheduled lunch time concerts planned at the Charlson Thun Community Bandstand this summer. These shows are typically geared towards children and family audiences. The average attendance is usually between 100-200 people.
Dates and Time: June 20, July 11, August 22 | 12-12:45 p.m.
Location: Bayfront Park in Charlson Thun Community Bandstand
Gold sponsors: Invited to participate in one show.

Truck Rodeo
Families get to touch, see, and sit in the vehicles that keep Victoria safe and beautiful. Other entertainment includes a bounce house, ice cream truck, music, and prize giveaways. The approximate attendance last year was between 250-300 people. 
Date and Time: July 18 | 6-8 p.m.
Location: Victoria Recreation Center | Back Parking Lot
Gold sponsors: Invited to participate.

Pop-Up Splash Pad
The Victoria Fire Department and the Parks & Recreation Department team up to bring the splash pad to the Victoria Recreation Center for one day. Other entertainment includes a bounce house, ice cream treats, and fun and games while splashing around. The approximate attendance in past years is between 50-200 participants.
Date and Time: July 24 | 1-2 p.m.
Location: Victoria Recreation Center | Soccer Field in Diethelm Park
Gold sponsors: Invited to participate.



Sponsorship Levels
Basic Level ($100): The Basic Level sponsors logo will be included on the back of approximately 130 jerseys in the Victoria Parks & Recreation T-ball and Coach Pitch programs

Silver Level ($250): The Silver Level sponsor will have the same opportunity as Basic Level sponsorsAdditionally, sponsors will be listed on marketing for community events listed above. Marketing materials include posters, postcards, social media posts, and the City of Victoria website.

Gold Level ($500 and Over): Receive the same opportunity as the Silver Level sponsors. Additionally, Gold Sponsors are invited to host a sponsor booth at the community events listed on page 1. The City of Victoria will provide a 6-foot table and two chairs. To add to the event, sponsors are encouraged to host interactive booths that tie into the event theme. Some ideas include bringing a vehicle to Truck Rodeo, hosting a themed photo booth, yard games, prize wheels, face painters or balloon twisters, etc. Giveaway suggestions are popcorn, frozen treats, bubbles, popcorn, or temporary tattoos. Check with the Parks & Recreation Department to confirm activity is not already being planned.

Custom Level: Sponsors may contribute a custom amount of their choosingSponsors will receive the benefits from the minimum Sponsor Level met. 



Other Ways to Donate  
In-Kind Donations: The City of Victoria will accept approved goods equivalent to the monetary value of a sponsorship level. Please contact the City of Victoria’s Parks & Recreation Department to see if the in-kind donation is needed before submitting this application.
Private Donations: If you wish to donate to the community anonymously, while still receiving a tax write-off, all donation amounts are welcome. Private donations can be made online at www.ci.victoria.mn.us/registration, search “donation.”




Sponsorship Process
If your business wishes to support community events offered by the City of Victoria Parks and Recreation Department, please complete the following steps.

Step One:  The City of Victoria has several levels of sponsorship. Choose one that works best for your business.
Step Two:   Submit donation payment before May 1, 2024.

  • Online at www.ci.victoria.mn.us/registration. Create an account, then search “sponsorship” in the search bar on the left.
  • Mail check written to “City of Victoria” and registration form to:                 
    Victoria Recreation Center
    8475 Kochia Lane
    Victoria, MN 55386

Step Three:  Send an electronic copy of your logo to  programs@ci.victoria.mn.us  (300ppi as well as 300 pixels wide or 4 inches JPEG or PNG format). 




Sponsorship Contact
Contact the Parks & Recreation Department at programs@ci.victoria.mn.us with questions. 




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