Sponsorship Package

Join Twin Cities Carifest..

 Twenty-Sixth Anniversary of the Caribbean Festival

 

Twin Cities Carifest began as a grass-roots celebration of the Caribbean cultural heritage of many residents in the Twin Cities. Now in its 26th year, Carifest has grown to provide festival-goers of all ages and backgrounds, the ultimate arts fusion experience: featuring colorful, Caribbean flare, danceable live Calypso, Reggae and Chutney beats; a growing vibrant costume parade and more—each element as diverse as the islands themselves.

Carifest has grown every year, and is planning for continued growth in 2018. Individuals and businesses recognize the value of the community enriching event that promotes a greater respect for diversity and inspires visitors of all ages.

We invite you to join in support of this festival by becoming a 2019 Twin Cities Carifest Sponsor, supporter, attendee, or volunteer.

Carifest Facts

When:  Carifest – Caribbean Outdoor Cultural Festival, Sat., July 27, 2019, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

                                    ‘Always the fourth weekend in July’

Where:  West River Parkway between Plymouth and Broadway, Minneapolis

Highlights: Live bands; dance; Mas’ (Masquerade) Parade; Caribbean Food Specialties; Arts & Crafts Market; children’s activities and contests

Audience:  Multicultural, spanning all ages; sun, fun and spectacle worshippers; live music fans; food adventurers; travel/culture buffs, networking and people watchers – a family friendly affair.

Attendance: Approximately 10,000 attendees in 2018 from surrounding states and Canada

Fantastic Friday Fundraiser: Caribbean Jam ticketed fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus, Bloomington, Twin Cities Venue, Friday, July 26, 2019, featured performances by local & International Artists & Venue to be named **, DJ’s :- 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Festival Saturday:

A wonderful mix of international & local live bands, along with community performers provide continuous musical & dance performances throughout the day. The vast array of Caribbean culinary offerings will prove irresistible.

Beneficiary: Carifest, with a portion of event proceeds to the Caribbean Disaster Relief Fund,

Educational Scholarship Fund is in the works.

Information& Requests – Contact:

Program Director – James Byron, jsbtap@yahoo.com, 612-239-8384

And do visit us online at www.carifest.org, join us on FB: TwinCitiesCarifest, Email: twincitiescarifest@gmail.com.

 

Carifest. Sponsor Opportunities

Fantastic Friday”Caribbean Jam Title Sponsor: $10,000, July 26

  • Naming rights to Fantastic Friday – Caribbean Jam kick-off fundraising party
  • Inclusion in all print and broadcast advertising, promotional

materials, signage, poster and official t-shirt

  • Major program listing
  • 15 passes to Caribbean Jam sponsor reception

Twin Cities Carifest Title Sponsor:  $15,000,

     July 27 at Carifest

  • Naming rights to Twin Cities Carifest, outdoor festival
  • Inclusion in all print and broadcast advertising, promotional

materials, signage, poster, official t-shirt and official water bottle

  • Signage in parade
  • Major program listing
  • 15 passes to ‘Fantastic Friday’ sponsor reception
  • Sampling/Selling rights at “Caribbean Village” festival market

Main Stage Music Sponsor: $10,000

  • Sponsor name/logo on stage signage
  • Inclusion in all print and broadcast advertising,

promotional materials, signage, poster and official t-shirt

  • Program listing
  • 10 passes to Caribbean Jam sponsor reception

Beverage Tent Sponsor: $10,000

Note:   no alcohol can be brought on to park property;

however, there is an opportunity for one alcohol vendor

sponsor to set up a tent in the street.

  • Naming rights to tent
  • Inclusion in advertising, promotional materials,

signage and official t-shirt

  • Signage
  • Major listing in program
  • 10 passes to Caribbean Jam sponsor reception

 

More Carifest Sponsor Opportunities

“Mas” (Masquerade) Parade Sponsor: $5,000

  • Inclusion in all print and broadcast advertising,

promotional materials, signage, poster and official t-shirt

  • Parade banner
  • Program listing
  • 5 passes to Caribbean Jam sponsor reception

Caribbean Village Sponsor: $5,000

  • Inclusion in all print and broadcast advertising,

promotional materials, signage, poster and official t-shirt

  • Naming rights to Caribbean Village
  • Listing in program
  • Sampling/selling booth day of event
  • 5 passes to Caribbean Jam sponsor reception

Children’s Activity Area Sponsor: $5,000

  • Inclusion in all print and broadcast advertising,

promotional materials, signage, poster and official t-shirt

  • Listing in program
  • 5 passes to Caribbean Jam sponsor reception

Dance Exhibition Sponsor: $5,000

  • Included in print advertising (space permitting), signage, poster and official t-shirt
  • Listing in program
  • 5 passes to Caribbean Jam sponsor reception

Reggae Sponsor:    $5,000

Calypso Sponsor:   $5,000

Soca Sponsor:         $5,000

Chutney Sponsor:  $5,000

  • Included in print advertising, poster and official t-shirt
  • Listing in program
  • 5 passes to Caribbean Jam sponsor reception

Mas’ Costume Sponsor: Sections & Individual

From $1000 to $2,500 – please call for sponsorship info

  • Inclusion in parade banner
  • Program listing
  • T-shirt listing
  • Passes to Caribbean Jam sponsor reception

Thank you for your consideration!

 

2019 Carifest Exposures…..

Partners receive the following exposure…

Logo or name inclusion on the appropriate media:

  • Event Level billing as Carifest ………
  • Print: Minimum of two full-color ads in

City Pages or similar entertainment publications

  • Television Promotion: minimum of four weeks on the Comcast broadcast
  • Radio: minimum of four weeks of radio spots on three Twin Cities Radio Stations
  • Web Promotion: 4 months & up to one year Logo inclusion and link on the carifest.org page.
  • E-mail Blasts: Logo inclusion in Carifest List, sent up to 10,000 members &,

partner subscribers to promote the event.

  • Advertising Cards: imprints on 10,000 cards distributed across the Twin Cities.

On-site Presence…

  • Booth space on site for product sampling
  • Opportunity to include an item in 100 VIP Swag Bags
  • Opportunity for branded 8,000 A wrist bands
  • Opportunity to roll out new promotions
  • Logo inclusion on large banner at the event stages
  • Logo inclusion on Main banner and section banners during the parade
  • Logo on Carifest parade entry in the 2019 Mpls Aquatenial Torchlight Parade*

Additional Benefits…

  • Opportunity to align your organization with a great community sponsored event
  • Opportunity to brand your business name, product, or services to thousands of people through additional people