City of Peoria Special Events
We host many exciting special events throughout the year. Whether it's the annual 4th of July All American Festival or the the Halloween Monster Bash in October, there is plenty to see and do for the entire family at each event.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events
|Prickly Pedal on the Maricopa Trail
Saturday, January 20
Saturday, January 27
Ira Murphy Park
Friday-Sunday, February 9-11
St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church
Saturday, March 3
Sunrise Mountain Library & Camino a Lago Park
|Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31
Peoria Sports Complex
Instructions to guide you through the special event application process.
Information for food and craft vendors interested in participating in our city events.
VOLUNTEERING FOR SPECIAL EVENTS
We rely on hundreds of volunteers to help facilitate each event, which bring an average of 6,000 people in attendance with 4th of July nearly double that amount. School clubs, community organizations and individuals are encouraged to volunteer to assist with carnival games, arts and crafts, handing out information, event set-up and tear down, and so much more. To learn more about volunteering, call the Community Services Department at 623-773-7137.
SPONSORING AN EVENT
Sponsoring all or part of any of our special events is easy. Each and every proposal is customized to fit each client’s specific needs. Benefits for sponsoring depends level of participation but can range from the company name listed in an event program, lead generation, to having your logo and or business listed on our cable and newspaper ads that we produce for each event.
Spring Training Marketing/Sponsorship Opportunities
An advertising sponsorship with Peoria Sports Complex enables you to increase your market reach by communicating your marketing message to a large scale audience and heighten your visibility and help build brand awareness and loyalty.
The Peoria Sports Complex serves as the Cactus League Spring Training and Player Development home of the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres. The stadium typically hosts 30 Cactus League Spring Training games each season, attracting an average of 200,000 fans; one of the highest attended facilities in the Cactus League. After Spring Training, the complex serves as a multi-use venue, facilitating over 150 baseball and non-baseball events and attracting another 200,000 people. Some of those events include national youth and adult baseball tournaments, Arizona Fall League, art exhibits and trade shows, concerts, graduations, RV shows, carnivals and fairs, and large community events such as Easter, July 4th, and Halloween.
For details on sponsoring an event or marketing at spring training, contact Nick Long at 623-773-8706 or Nick.Long@peoriaaz.gov.
AFFILIATE EVENT FUNDING
Peoria Special Events is pleased to support the Affiliate Funding program, which inspires, enhances and supports organizations holding events within the City of Peoria. The Peoria City Council will be awarding funding, with individual awards based on budget approval. Applicants must meet all the eligibility requirements and submit the Affiliate Funding Application to be considered. First review of application is August 1, 2017.
For general information on Peoria’s Special Events:
Bill Moss,Special Events Supervisor
623-773-7133 | Fax: 623-773-7180 | William.Moss@peoriaaz.gov
For information on being a performer, Special Event sponsorship opportunities, to be a food vendor at one of our events or for questions regarding Arts & Craft applications. Food vendors wishing to be included in our resource book, please include a photo of your set-up, a sample menu with pricing, and what your power requirements are, if any to the address below. For entertainers, please send a demo CD and a brief bio to the address below.
Tonia Edmundson, Special Events Coordinator
623-773-7764 | Fax: 623-773-7180 | Tonia.Edmundson@peoriaaz.gov
City of Peoria, 9875 N. 85th Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345
ATTN: Tonia Edmundson
For information on additional sponsorship opportunities or marketing:
Nick Long, Sports Complex Sales & Sponsorship Coordinator
623-773-8706 | Fax: 623-773-8716 | Nick.Long@peoriaaz.gov