The City of Victoria offers a variety of free community events for the entire family to enjoy.
In order to accomplish this goal, the City of Victoria welcomes sponsorships to offset event expenses and to provide quality entertainment. Some of the community events hosted by the City of Victoria Parks and Recreation department include:
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
The Parks and Recreation Department will host nine evening shows from June through August at the Charlson Thun Community Bandstand, with an approximate attendance of 100-300 people per concert. Some concerts will overlap with the Classic Car Night event hosted by the Victoria Business Association. Gold sponsors: Invited to participate in 1 non-car show event. Non-car show concert dates: 6/7, 6/21, 7/19 from 6-8 pm.
LUNCH TIME TUNES
There are two scheduled lunch time concerts planned at the Charlson Thun Community Bandstand this summer. These shows are typically geared towards children and family audiences. The average attendance is usually between 100-200 people. Gold sponsors: Invited to participate in 1 show. Dates: 6/21, 7/19 12-12:45 pm.
Families get to touch, see, and sit in the vehicles that keep Victoria safe and beautiful. Other entertainment includes a bounce house, ice cream truck, music, and prize giveaways. Truck Rodeo will be held on July 20, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at the Victoria Recreation Center. The approximate attendance last year was between 250-300 people. Gold sponsors: Invited to participate.
POP-UP SPLASH PAD
The Victoria Fire Department and the Parks and Rec. Department team up to bring the splash pad to the Victoria Recreation Center for one day. Other entertainment includes a bounce house, ice cream treats, and fun and games while splashing around. The approximate attendance in past years is between 50-200 participants. Event planned for July 26, 1-2 pm. Gold sponsors: Invited to participate.
THE Z PUPPETS ROSENSCHNOZ
A La Carte: In a Fool’s Kitchen is a comic battle between a clown French Chef and a wily lobster set to live accordion music. This playfully interactive comedy features clowning, puppetry, music, and a few unruly vegetables. This show held at the Charlson Thun Community Bandstand is meant for families and children over the age of 4 years. A La Carte: In a Fool’s Kitchen will take place on August 2 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. This is a first year event, estimated attendance is 200 people. Gold sponsors: Invited to participate.
Basic Level ($100): Provides sponsors the opportunity to advertise their business logo on the back of all jerseys for players in the Victoria Parks & Recreation T-ball and Coach Pitch programs. Please send an electronic copy of your logo to firstname.lastname@example.org (300ppi as well as 300 pixels wide or 4 inches JPEG or PNG format). There are on average approximately 200 players in the league.
Silver Level ($101-$499): Will have the same opportunity as Basic Level sponsors as well as having their business listed as a sponsor on marketing for community events (listed on page 1). Marketing materials include posters, flyers, social media events, and the City of Victoria website.
Gold Level ($500 and over): Receive the same opportunity as the Silver Level sponsors but also can host a sponsor booth at the events listed on page 1. The City of Victoria will provide an 6-foot table, and two chairs. To encourage participation at your sponsor booth it’s recommended that businesses bring giveaway items or host an activity to draw people to you.
Other Ways to Donate
In-Kind Donations: The City of Victoria will accept approved goods equivalent to the monetary value of a sponsorship level. Please contact the City of Victoria’s Parks and Recreation Department to see if the in-kind donation is needed before submitting this application.
Private Donations: If you wish to donate to the community anonymously, while still receiving a tax write-off, all donation amounts are welcome. Private donations can be made online at www.ci.victoria.mn/us/registration, search “donation.”
If your business wishes to support community events offered by the City of Victoria’s Parks and Recreation Department, please complete the following steps.
Step One: The City of Victoria has several levels of sponsorship. Choose one that works best for your business.
Step Two: Submit donation payment before May 1, 2023.
- Online at www.ci.victoria.mn.us/registration. Create an account, then search “sponsorship” in the search bar on the left.
- Mail check written to “City of Victoria” and registration form to:
Victoria Recreation Center
8475 Kochia Lane
Victoria, MN 55386
Step Three: Email business logo to Holly Kaufhold at email@example.com.
Contact Parks and Recreation Supervisor, Holly Kaufhold at 952-443-4259 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.