Get Involved

There are several ways to get involved in the Good Neighbor Day Festival, as an individual and an organization. We invite you to consider your options and find the best way for  your to participate.

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VOLUNTEER

Individuals and groups are invited to become a volunteer for the festival. Check out our list of volunteer opportunities and let us know where your interests are.

Groups are encouraged to wear their business/organizational  t-shirts or polos.

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GOOD NEIGHBOR PARADE

Line-Up at 10:00 am  |  Step Off at 10:30 am

 

The Good Neighbor Parade is one of the highlights of the festival. We invite everyone to join in the parade or watch from the sidelines – whichever YOU prefer. Mayor Cooper will lead the parade and local bands will provide great music.

 

Neighborhood and community groups, businesses, and faith communities are encouraged to join in the Good Neighbor Parade. Wear your group’s shirt, walk behind your banner, or make great signs.

 

Healthcare professionals and first responders are invited to join in the parade this year as our Grand Marshals. Your amazing work during the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired us. We want to thank you for being the “best of neighbors,” by celebrating your efforts.

 

Elected officials and government employees are invited to join in the parade. We want to celebrate the work you do every day to make our community a better place to live, work, and play. 

 

THE PARADE ROUTE

This is a walking parade. The route is a little less than one-half mile long.  It is wheelchair-friendly. Line up for the parade will be at 10 am on the road behind the Food & Beverage Oasis. We will step off promptly at 10:30 am.

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COMMUNITY PARTNER

For businesses or organizations seeking to have more positive engagement with the participants, we suggest that you become a Community Partner.

We are actively looking for Community Partners who can add value to the Festival utilizing their skills, knowledge, and creativity. Some ideas include organizing and hosting the following:

  « Contests (such as corn hole, pie-eating, frisbee golf, etc.)

  « Activities (face painting, balloon art, coloring, crafts, bounce house, soccer             kick, etc.)

  « Performances or Presentations (street theater, poets' corner, etc.)

We are pretty open here. This is meant to be something that would improve the quality of the Festival for attendees. Your activity can be age-specific activities or an activity for all ages.

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MARKETPLACE VENDOR

Businesses, local artists and artisans, farmers, and candidates are invited to register now for a 10'x10' space in the festival marketplace. There is a small fee ($125) that includes one table and two chairs. 

Government departments and local nonprofit organizations (including neighborhood groups and faith communities) are invited to register now for a complimentary 10'x10' space in the festiv0al marketplace. Tables and chairs are available for rental at our cost.

Food Vendors: We are looking for food truck and other food vendors to fill our Food & Beverage Oasis. A limited number of outstanding vendors will be announced in early August.​

 

Send us an email at Festival@GoodNeighborDay.org if you are interested.

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ADVERTISE

We anticipate between 5,000 and 7,000 participants at Cedar Hill Park in Madison. Every visitor will be offered a complimentary Festival Guide.

We offer opportunities at the following levels:

  « $75 (Business Card)

  « $125 (Third Page)

  « $250 (Half Page)

  « $500 (Full Page)

Can you include a coupon? Festival goers love to find deals. A coupon in the Festival Guide can spark a visit to your place of business.

This is included as a benefit for Sponsors.

Learn More About Advertising

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SPONSOR

Gain name recognition by being a sponsor of the Good Neighbor Day Festival. Your sponsorship includes a space in the Marketplace, an ad in the Festival Guide, and other great benefits.

We offer opportunities at the following levels:

  « $1,000 (Blooming Flowers Level)

  « $2,500 (Dancing Trees Level)

  « $5,000 (Blue Skies Level) -- Presenting Sponsorships

  « $10,000 (Singing Birds Level) -- Music Stage Sponsor

  « $15,000 (Sunny Day Level) -- Event Sponsor

Our goal is to maximize your exposure. This includes event engagement opportunities, advertising, inclusion in promotional materials and event signage, and other value-added options.

Learn More About Being a Sponsor