Event SponsorshipsSponsor an M-NCPPC Parks and Recreation event and give back to your community by donating resources, in-kind services, or volunteering. Public events and festivals attract a diverse audience from Prince George's County and the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Annual community events have a dedicated following; large events attract crowds of 15,000-20,000 each year.
Community and corporate support is needed for event entertainment, prizes and giveaways, refreshments, advertising, event promotion, and more. Employee volunteers are a welcome resource to large events serving metropolitan area residents.
Event sponsors receive recognition through printed promotional materials, web site listings, event banners and signs, special announcements at events, and opportunities for sponsor related giveaways. Sponsors may also receive benefits like event tickets, VIP parking, and stage time for introductions and announcements. Sponsorship benefits vary depending on the size and scope of the event.
Contact the Partnerships and Grants office for more information on these opportunities to invest in the community: 301-446-3314 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Herb, Bread and Tea Festival (April)A celebration of spring with vendors providing herbs, spring plants, breads and baked goods, crafts, jewelry, and teas from all over the world. This event is held at the historic Montpelier Mansion in Laurel and also includes children's activities, gardening seminars, live music, and tours of the mansion.
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Teen Cotillion (May)The final event of a 16-week leadership and skill development program for Teens, where their accomplishments are recognized in front of friends, family, youth specialists and community leaders. These young men and women make their debut at the Cotillion ceremony each spring.
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Festival of Nations (May)The Department of Parks and Recreation brings the Festival of Nations to Fort Washington, MD. This family-friendly multicultural event features ethnic foods, performances, games, and plenty of fun. The Department seeks food and cultural craft vendors, musicians, performers, and event sponsors for this event.
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Summer Concert Series (June, July, August)Musicians and performers from around the Mid-Atlantic area come out to play each summer at Watkins Regional Park and Bladensburg Waterfront Park. Thursday night concerts at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro run June through August and include a diverse range of musical tastes, including jazz, rock, rhythm and blues, latin beat, and almost anything you can dance to. On Sunday afternoons at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, enjoy a wide array of talent from the Washington DC area including reggae, blues, military bands and children's performers.
Shakespeare in the Parks (July)Through a collaboration with a national traveling theater troupe, each summer the Parks and Recreation Department brings a Shakespearean classic to county residents through outdoor productions in Prince George's County parks for one week in July. Past shows have included As You Like It, The Tempest, and Two Gentleman of Verona.
Xtreme Teen Open House (September)Prince George's County teens and parents are invited to open house events at Parks and Recreation community centers in the fall to introduce new programs and events for teens ages 12-17. We reach over 1000 youth who attend open house events at more than 40 facilities.
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Hispanic Festival (September)Celebrating the rich Hispanic heritage in Prince George's County, this annual event brings live music, food, craft vendors, games and family activities to the Hyattsville/Langley Park communities. This event serves over 15,000 participants from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Sponsorships available for event promotion, live entertainment, kids activities, and community booths.
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Kinderfest (October)Kinderfest features live music, kid-friendly activities, a pumpkin patch, pony-rides, and carnival food, and more for all ages. It is held annually in Watkins Regional Park and draws a large crowd (10,000-15,000) from the Washington DC metropolitian area and incorporates every area of the park into the day’s activities.
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Jug Bay 10K Run for Wildlife (November)More than 400 participants come from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to run or walk the trails at Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro. Participant registration fees support nature and outdoor education programs in our parks.
Winter Festival of Lights (November-December) A holiday favorite since 1986, the Winter Festival of Lights offers a winter light show with 1 million lights stretching through Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro. The Festival of Lights features energy-saving LED lights, a laser light show, and light show night hikes. Sponsorships in the past have included Santa’s Cottage, lights displays and more.