GeckoFest Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate Sponsorship Levels

GeckoFest Sponsorship

The Gulfport Merchant’s Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization.

We are in the process of creating our advertising for the 2014 Geckofest event, which will take place on September 3rd. 2016.

We have secured advertising sponsorships for this year’s 16th annual event. These sponsorships are valued at more than $32,000 in in-kind advertising. To learn how to be included in those ads, please take a moment to review our attached sponsorship recognition packet.

One of the best market solutions your company can invest in is sponsorship of a Gulfport Merchant’s Association event. Our events have gained an outstanding reputation for providing quality entertainment in the community. In addition to brand association with established Gulfport events, sponsoring companies benefit from event publicity and new customer relations.

Our sponsors are very important to the success of our events. As a sponsor, you give us the opportunity to promote these events to bring visitors to the businesses in our community. You also assure that we will provide the finest and most enjoyable events for years to come.

Celebrating its 14th year as one of the largest end of summer celebrations in Florida, Geckofest attracts more than 35,000 visitors each year.

Geckofest will take over Gulfport’s scenic waterfront village on Saturday, September 3rd, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. along Beach and Shore Boulevards. This quirky free street festival has become one of Tampa Bay’s most anticipated annual celebrations. Combining the artistic energy of Gulfport with the colorful flair of “20,000 Geckos Under the Sea”. Geckofest includes live music on three stages, over 200 art, craft and food vendors, street performers and costumed characters. A costume contest and parade, a thrilling fire and acrobatics show, and the famous street dance round out a fun-filled day for the whole family.

We sincerely appreciate your consideration and look forward to helping promote your business and maximize your success, while we continue to work together to strengthen our local economy and our community.

For Sponsorship information please contact Suzanne King at 727-322-5217 or by email at SuzFest@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance for your attention and thank you for supporting the Gulfport Merchant’s Association.

Corporate Sponsorhips

Presenting – $10,000

  • Event presented by (Your Company Name)
  • Your Company Logo and web link recognized on the event website as Presenting Sponsor
  • Your Company logo on all media advertising
  • Your Company Logo in all Print Advertising, event poster, flyers and T-shirt
  • One or more 10 x 10 spaces provided for corporate displays and promotion
  • Your corporate banners prominently displayed at up to 4 locations at event

Major – $5000

  • Your Company Logo and web link recognized on the event website as Major Sponsor
  • Your Company Logo in all Print Advertising, event poster and flyers
  • One or more 10 x 10 spaces provided for corporate displays and promotion
  • Your corporate banners prominently displayed at up to 2 locations at event

Supporting – $3,000

  • Your Company Logo and web link recognized on the event website as Supporting Sponsor
  • Your Company listing in all Print Advertising and event poster
  • BOne 10 x 10 space provided for corporate displays and promotion
  • Your corporate banner prominently displayed at one location at event

Participating – $1,000

  • Your Company Listing recognized on the event website as a Participating Sponsor
  • One 10 x 10 space provided for corporate displays and promotion
  • Your corporate banner prominently displayed at one location at event

Booth Sponsor – $650

  • Your Company Listing recognized on the event website as a Booth Sponsor
  • One 10 x 10 space provided for corporate displays and promotion

Thank you to our 2016 GeckoFest Sponsors!

 
Beach Life
City of Gulfport
Extreme Entertainment
Geico
GoTonight.com
Great Bud Bay
gshradio.com
Gulfport Beach Bazaar
Jim’s Harley Davidson
Key West Express
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Pet Super Market
ProSuzy
Rainbow411.com
Smokin’ J’s Real Texas BBQ
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Tampa Bay Times
tbt
The Gabber
Tobacco Free Florida
yelp