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 office for more information on these opportunities to invest in the community: 301-446-3321 or Teresa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Events for Seniors 60 & Better
The Department of Parks and Recreation conducts several large, annual special events designed just for seniors. Sponsorship opportunities are available for several 2014 special events for seniors 60 & better including the following programs: Seniors on Stage, Senior Health and Fitness Day, Senior Dance Party, and six senior concerts offered throughout the year. If you would like to support these events and are interested in helping seniors stay connected and active in their communities, please send an email to Seniors@pgparks.com. Additionally, please review the 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure detailing special events for seniors 60 & better. Download the 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities brochure here.
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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Beltway BBQ (May)
The Beltway BBQ Showdown contest highlights the art of barbequing to citizens living in the Washington metro area including the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Department of Parks and Recreation promotes leisure, wellness and recreational services. As an event sponsor, organizations can test new markets, introduce products and play a role in an event that focuses on a distinctive and valued historical pastime – BBQ!
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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, Bladensburg Waterfront Park, and various parks in Southern Prince George's County. 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.
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.
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