07/01/21 - 11/30/21
UCI tailors sponsorship opportunities to best fit individual marketing and community relations objectives. This can range from low-cost sponsorships for logo impressions to higher-end sponsorships including onsite presence and exclusive experiential opportunities. We will work with you to highlight your business and help you achieve your marketing and philanthropic goals.
Throughout the year, UCI hosts numerous events starting with Parade the Circle and the WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays concert series in the summer and finishing the year with the Rink at Wade Oval and Holiday CircleFest in the winter. These events attract over 175,000+ attendees and offer sponsors multiple modes and repeat exposure to a demographically diverse audience. Mediums utilized for the promotion of each event include TV, Radio, Print, Digital Advertising, Email Advertising, and UCI’s Social Media Platforms.
Celebrate winter with UCI! This free celebration kicks off the winter season the first Sunday after Thanksgiving. More than a dozen of University Circle’s renowned museums, gardens, galleries, churches, and schools open their doors and offer an afternoon of holiday activities, music, food, fun, and shopping. Visitors can enjoy live music, craft making, displays of holiday toys and lights, storytelling, and more. Most activities are free. Outside, Wade Oval becomes Cleveland’s Central Park with ice carving demonstrations, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, photos with Santa, ice skating, a Fire and Light show, and an outdoor holiday market! A free shuttle service runs throughout the event to take visitors to the participating locations.
Sponsors are invited onsite with tables and tents, signage, and are encouraged to interact with visitors through games and giveaways. Experiential sponsorships are available, including hot cocoa sponsor, live music sponsor, ice carving sponsor, photo station sponsor, holiday market sponsor and so much more.
The Rink at Wade Oval
Winter adventures begin on the fresh ice at The Rink at Wade Oval! Set among tall trees decorated with snowflake lights and surrounded by University Circle’s museum campus, The Rink at Wade Oval is Cleveland’s most picturesque skating destination. Traditionally, the Rink opens the weekend following Thanksgiving and is open until Presidents Day weekend. Seasonal programming at The Rink includes free learn-to-skate lessons each Saturday, special hours on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day, Pink the Rink on Valentine’s Day, learn-to-play hockey lessons, and more. Admission is $2, skate rentals are $3, and group rentals are available.
Partners are invited to sponsor and brand the rink ice, sponsor refreshments, sponsor free skate rentals, hold events and so much more.
Parade the Circle and Circle Village
Representing the best of what Cleveland has to offer, Parade the Circle & Circle Village blends a parade filled with giant puppets, stilt dancers, and extraordinary people-powered floats with educational, art-centered activities from participating museums and institutions showcasing the rich educational and cultural offerings in University Circle. This collaboration between UCI and the Cleveland Museum of Art is held on the second Saturday in June.
Sponsors are invited onsite with tables and tents, signage, and are encouraged to interact with visitors through art activities, games, and giveaways. Experiential sponsorships are available including a music and band sponsor, beer and wine tent sponsor, lawn games sponsor, and so much more.
WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays
A Cleveland summer favorite, WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays celebrate community and music through weekly concerts held on Wade Oval. For 10 weeks June until August, a different genre of music is featured. WOW! encourages visitors to enjoy live music, visit local food trucks and vendors, watch movies under the stars, and celebrate the diversity of the community through special programs and activities.
Sponsors are invited onsite with tables and tents, signage, and are encouraged to interact with visitors through games and giveaways. Experiential sponsorships are available including a music and band sponsor, beer and wine tent sponsor, lawn games sponsor, and so much more.
Please contact Director of Institutional Advancement Liz Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-707-5029 with any questions or to design your custom sponsorship.
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