We would not be able to provide the wide variety of special events in Elgin without the support of our sponsors. Our events offer a range of sponsorship opportunities which are aimed at meeting your organization’s marketing goals. We are proud to offer flexibility in our sponsorship options. To discuss becoming a sponsor to a city of Elgin special event, please email us.
Fox Trot is our annual race featuring a 5K run, 10-mile run and 2-mile Walk for a Cause, which takes place on Memorial Weekend here in Elgin. This is one of our most long-standing events and it has a devoted following of both runners, walkers and spectators. The event attracts over 2000 participants and offers a wide range of marketing options for our sponsors.
Concerts in the Park
In Elgin, Tuesday nights are music nights! The city organizes a season of free concerts in Wing Park every June and July. Sponsors are invited to have a booth at the concerts (either for an individual concert or as a season sponsor).
Movies in the Park
Our summer season of movies in the park takes place in downtown’s Festival Park. As well as showing some of the most popular family movies on our giant screen, we also offer pre-show entertainment between 7 p.m. and dusk. Sponsors are invited to have marketing booths at the movies (either for an individual movie or as a season sponsor) and to participate in pre-show activities.
Fourth of July
The city of Elgin Fourth of July parade is one of the largest in the area with over 100 floats, and 20,000+ spectators. Companies have the option to sponsor the overall event, or to include a company float in the parade. Parade sponsorships are managed by the Downtown Neighborhood Association.
Art and Soul on the Fox
The first weekend in August features Elgin’s biggest arts festival - Art and Soul on the Fox. The event attracts talented artists, brilliant musicians and thousands of attendees.
Elgin i-fest was launched in 2012 as Labor Day weekend festival to celebrate all cultures. The event features live music, dance, theatre and cuisine from around the world as well as a dedicate kids zone.
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Nightmare on Chicago Street
Nightmare on Chicago Street is the Midwest’s most exciting and original Halloween street festival. The event takes over three blocks of downtown Elgin and features movie-set quality apocalyptic décor and props, live music, costume contests and live theatre. The event attracts 7500+ visitors and offers a unique “off the wall” sponsorship opportunity as our event artists will work with you to incorporate your company into our event theme.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
This could be a unique opportunity to associate your company name with the magic of Santa! We have opportunities for businesses to sponsor our free ice skating, our tree lighting entertainment, or even to provide some branded toys to supplement Santa’s sack!
If you love Elgin special events so much that you can’t choose “just one” event to sponsor, then this is the option for you! As a major season sponsor, you will have marketing options throughout the whole summer season. This is truly the best way to build up the association between your business and special events, as well as offer the best value for your financial input.