Sponsorship Opportunity Overview

What are your marketing goals? Let us help you surpass them! With over 20 special events throughout the year and athletic leagues that service thousands of area families annually, the Yorkville Parks & Recreation Department is in a unique position to offer you access to the ideal marketing balance of high-impression exposure within your target market at an affordable price!

We are looking to build relationships with local businesses who will support us in our goal to provide high-quality programs, incredible events, and enriching athletic opportunities to the Yorkville community.

With potential positive exposure to tens of thousands of area families throughout the course of our event season, and sponsorship opportunities at a variety of price points to meet your budget, there is no better partner to help you bring awareness to your business in Yorkville and the surrounding communities!

If your business could benefit from positive exposure to tens of thousands of area families over the course of the year, then take a look at the list of opportunities below! We look forward to building positive partnerships with our community!

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with all of the sponsorship terms and policies. If you already know what you are looking to sponsor, skip right over to the electronic sponsorship application now!

Marketing Benefits

When teaming with the United City of Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department, we will work with your company to develop a multi-faceted marketing package to include advertising and digital opportunities within publications, at events, and within City-owned facilities.

As a partner with the United City of Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department you are demonstrating positive corporate citizenship and greater visibility within the community. Your business will gain valuable exposure by advertising with the United City of Yorkville, while extending your visibility and achieving your marketing goals.

Become a Sponsor

The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department is excited to partner with your business to help provide an eventful year for the Yorkville community.  If you are interested in exclusive sponsorships or extending your visibility across multiple events, please contact Katelyn Gregory to discuss options and availability for our Community Sponsorships. 

Special Event Sponsorships

The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department has an exciting lineup of over 20 special events planned for this year! With an array of small and large events throughout the year, you can customize your marketing experience by sponsoring the events that target the market your business is looking to capture! Through strategic partnerships, the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department can provide you with an unparalleled multifaceted advertising approach that includes exposure for your business through website, social media, and event exposure! We offer sponsorship packages for our events and athletics at a variety of price points to fit your business's budget, and the flexibility to customize your sponsorship to fit your marketing needs!

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our sponsorship terms and policies before you submit an application.

How does it work?

Look through the sponsorship information for our special events in the table below. Click on the link next to the special event you would like to sponsor or click this link, to fill out the electronic sponsorship application and upload your logo for the event(s) that you are interested in. Once we have received your application, a staff member will reach out to you and arrange for payment. Sponsorship information and application links will upload as they become available.

Special Event Information

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

March 16, 2024

Multiple Locations

Packed with activities and events the entire family can enjoy, the Yorkville St. Patrick's Day Celebration is the official kick-off to the event season in Yorkville! Join hundreds of Yorkville area residents at the Irish Parade (free to participate in the parade), search the City parks for the pot of gold in the Lucky Leprechaun scavenger hunt, and cap off the festivities with a breathtaking fireworks display! Downtown businesses help make the celebration complete as live music, food & drink specials, and other festive activities are hosted at several of Yorkville’s restaurants and businesses!

Sponsorship Levels and Details

Sponsor St. Patrick's Day Celebration


Margaritas en Mayo

May 23, 2024

Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave) & Downtown Yorkville

This fun fiesta is full of colors, free family activities, live music & dance performances, and fabulous food and drinks, including – you guessed it – local craft margaritas from participating local businesses! Serving over 2,000 patrons in a 4-hour event, local families pack downtown Yorkville every year for this colorful celebration. 

This year’s event will be held in conjunction with Yorkville school’s Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) member picnic, and will feature a fireworks show at Riverfront Park in the evening.

Sponsorship Levels and Details - 2024 Details will be available soon

Sponsor Margaritas en Mayo

Cruise Night

Cruise Nights

June 5 & August 7, 2024

Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave)

Cruise Nights are back this summer along the Fox River! Relax, enjoy the scenic views, and listen to great music while you mingle with fellow car enthusiasts. With approximately 100 cars on display, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand to a captive audience of car enthusiasts. Don't miss out on the chance to get your business in front of hundreds of potential customers. Don't miss out on this unique experience!

Sponsor Cruise Nights (For sponsorship level, please indicate which date you are sponsoring for. If you want to sponsor both dates, you may put "both" in the sponsorship level box).

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FORE! Yorkville Golf Outing

June 13, 2024

Blackberry Oaks Golf Course (2245 Kennedy Rd, Bristol)

The United City of Yorkville and Yorkville Educational Foundation have joined together to provide a day of networking, food and prizes as you golf for a cause in the FORE! (Friends of Recreation and Education) Yorkville Golf Outing!  Your support goes directly to programs that help special needs students within the District 115 and the residents within the Yorkville Community! 

Your Support Matters

Our community relies on the businesses, families and friends that attend each year!  Your continued support allows us to serve our community with outstanding educational opportunities, family programs and recreational activities.  Funds raised during this golf outing benefit students with a wide-range of academic abilities.  The FORE! Golf Outing showcases the innovative educational programs that exist within the community and the students who benefit from them. 

Sponsorship Levels and Details - 2024 Details will be available soon

Sponsor the FORE! Yorkville Golf Outing

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Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 2024

Multiple Locations

Be a part of the tradition! Help the Yorkville Independence Day Committee make this year's Independence Day Celebration the best yet! Join the thousands of Yorkville area residents at the 4th of July Parade (free to participate) and for fun, family activities in Town Square following the parade! Show your support for your community and your country by sponsoring the fireworks and activities!

Sponsorship Levels and Details - 2024 Details will be available soon

Sponsor Fourth of July Celebration


Yorkville River Fest

July 20, 2024

Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave)

What could be better than a weekend filled with food, live country music, craft beer tasting, cardboard boat races, family activities and more? Don't miss your chance to be a part of the event, Yorkville River Fest is a favorite family-friendly festival providing fun to thousands of festival-goers all weekend long! 

Sponsorship Levels and Details - 2024 Details will be available soon

Sponsor Yorkville River Fest


Hometown Days Festival

August 29 - September 1, 2024

Beecher Park (908 Game Farm Rd)

Be a part of Yorkville's largest festival this summer! Hometown Days Festival consistently draws about 20,000 patrons from Yorkville and the surrounding communities over the course of the weekend. Featuring live music nightly, carnival rides, craft vendors, character meet & greets, craft beer tasting, adult date night, pinewood derby, and so much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy!  

Sponsorship Levels and Details - 2024 Details will be available soon

Sponsor Hometown Days Festival

Vendor Applications for 2024 will be available soon, please check back.
Apply to be an Exhibitor at Hometown Days
Apply to be a Food Vendor at Hometown Days

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Halloween Egg Hunt

October 18, 2024

Town Square (301 N Bridge St)

Looking for a unique way to market your business this Halloween season? Sponsor our Halloween egg hunt in Town Square! With 200 attendees expected, your brand will have excellent exposure. This egg hunt is no ordinary event either - participants will be using flashlights to find their eggs! Don't miss out on this spooktacular opportunity to showcase your company's support for the community. 

Don't forget to get your Scarecrow up in the Scarecrow Walk! This is a free opportunity to market your business within the City during the month of October. More details available at Yorkville.il.us/ScarecrowWalk.

Sponsor Halloween Egg Hunt


Yorkville Holiday Celebration

November 22 & 23, 2024

Multiple Locations

The Yorkville Holiday Celebration is the City’s official kick-off to the holiday season! Each year families from Yorkville and the surrounding communities join us for a weekend of festive family fun, making this event a popular family tradition. This highly attended event is an incredible marketing opportunity for businesses who are looking to build their brand, and customer base, within the community they serve. 

An event so popular, even Santa makes the trip to Yorkville for the whole weekend! Holiday Celebration boasts a delightful assortment of activities including the tree lighting ceremony for the City’s 22-foot Christmas tree, lighted holiday parade, craft bazaar, visits with Santa all weekend long, Rudolph Run 5K and Jingle Jog Fun Run races, and capping off the weekend with a fabulous fireworks display. 

2024 Sponsorship Levels and Details will be available soon

Sponsor Yorkville Holiday Celebration

Don't see what you're looking for? Have an idea for a new opportunity? Please reach out to us via email with any questions about special events and sponsorship opportunities.