The City of Highland Park is home to more than 29,000 residents and we are a destination for thousands more coming to work, play, shop, dine and stroll. Several community events attract thousands of residents and visitors throughout the year and on a continuous basis. These festivals, parades, concerts, conferences and more hosted at a variety of Highland Park venues, are a perfect opportunity to increase the visibility of your company and reach new audiences. Become a sponsor of a City of Highland Park event and/or program and showcase your business and support the community.
Below is a sponsor package and agreement that will provide your business with the opportunity to reach more than 20,000 weekly users accessing the City's website and social media outlets, more than 59,000 viewers of our public access channels and the 29,000+ guaranteed audience of Highland Park residents through the Highlander community newsletter. For more information about sponsorships, or to customize your package, please contact Hayley Garard, Assistant to the City Manager, at , or (847) 926-1043.
offers numerous ways in which you can support the community through events,
programs and services. The information below
outlines the City’s key events and programs that seek sponsorship support.
Independence Day Parade
In Attendance: More than 3,000
line the streets
parade features more than 60 floats, marching bands, dignitaries, novelty
groups, community entries and other special entertainment.
Independence Day Fireworks
In Attendance: More than 1,000
view the fireworks from Wolters Field
fireworks display is best viewed from Wolters Field where viewers lay out
blankets to watch the 30 minute show.
Bitter Jester Battle of the Bands
In Attendance: 300 – 1,000
the Bands in June brings in more than 15 local high school bands to compete for
a grand championship; the top four bands perform on 4th of July
leading up to the fireworks at Wolters Field.
Highland Park Business Summit
More than 200 business/property owners, real estate professionals and residents
Summit, which takes place in October, brings together business leaders in the
community and region to learn about the City’s initiatives and strategic work
plan, discuss strategies and opportunities, and network with peers, business
leaders and community stakeholders.
In Attendance: More than 300
Lighting Ceremony in November takes place in Port Clinton Square in downtown
Highland Park and includes performances by local choirs and bands, a special
appearance by Santa, a scavenger hunt and a lighting ceremony.
Senior Center Programming
More than 300 members
Park Senior Center provides health, recreational, cultural, educational and
counseling services to the City’s senior population ages 50 and older. Individuals interested in sponsoring Senior
Center programming should contact Laura Frey, Program Coordinator, at 847.432.4110 or .
Public Access Center
Reach: More than 59,000 in
viewing audience for Community Channel, 29,000 for Government Channel
The Highland Park Public
Access Television Center informs the public on municipal affairs, promotes
participation in community programs and events and preserves public access
through community television. The Center
is open to community.