Sponsor a Department of 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. Our annual community events can attract crowds of 15,000 to 20,000. Community and corporate support is needed for event entertainment, prizes and giveaways, refreshments, advertising, and event promotion. Corporate volunteers also are a welcome resource at large events serving metropolitan area residents.
RecognitionEvent sponsors receive recognition through:
- Event activations
- Event banners and signs
- Opportunities for sponsor related giveaways
- Printed promotional materials
- Special announcements at events
- Website listings
BenefitsSponsors may receive benefits such as event tickets, VIP parking, and stage time for introductions and announcements. Sponsorship packages vary depending on the size and scope of the event.
Special Events for Seniors 60 & Better
We conduct several large, annual special events designed just for seniors. Sponsorship opportunities include 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, please contact Senior Services.
Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea, & the Arts (April)
The Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea, and the Arts is 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 includes children's activities, gardening seminars, live music, and tours of the mansion.
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 formal Cotillion ceremony each spring.
Beltway BBQ (May)
The Beltway BBQ Showdown contest highlights the art of barbecuing to citizens living in the Washington metro area including the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. 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 American pastime - BBQ!
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.
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. On select Wednesdays in southern Prince George's County, you can visit Tucker Road Athletic Complex, Cosca Regional Park, and neighborhood parks in the area for the Sunset Music Series. A variety of talent will be on hand from R&B to reggae to go-go and gospel.
Shakespeare in the Parks (July)
Through a collaboration with a national traveling theater troupe, each summer the Department of Parks and Recreation 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 Teens Open House (September)
Prince George's County teens and parents are invited to open house events at M-NCPPC community centers in Prince George's County each 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.
Hispanic Festival (September)
Celebrating the rich Hispanic heritage of Prince George's County, the annual Hispanic Festival 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 are available for event promotion, live entertainment, children's activities, and community booths.
Kinderfest features live music, kid-friendly activities, a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hay rides, carnival food, and fun for all ages. Held annually at Watkins Regional Park, the family festival draws a large regional crowd of 10,000-15,000 and incorporates every area of the park into the day's activities.
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 more than 1 million lights decorating trees and displays throughout Watkins Regional Park. The Winter Festival of Lights features energy-saving light emitting dome (LED) lights, a laser light show, and light show night hikes and hay rides. Sponsorships may include lights displays, giveaways, promotions, and more.