Dear Friends of Ogden Pride!
As we gear up for our 9th Annual Ogden Pride Festival, we get excited by the opportunities we get to present our best to our community. This year is no less important as our past years of hosting the festival, except we feel that as the climate we see across the country continues to attempt to silence our most marginalized members, it’s crucially important that we continue to be a visible and proud space to build inclusive connections.
Our focus is always to bring a family friendly event. One that brings together all types of people, businesses, organizations, and representation to continue our mission in celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ+ community individuals and their families and allies in Northern Utah in building and strengthening inclusive communities. We are committed to excellence in advocacy, educational programs, and services.
We can’t do it alone and depend on our awesome community sponsors and partners in helping us fund our efforts. It takes a great deal of manpower, as well as financial support, in making sure the festival is as successful as I know it can be. We look to you, in helping us continue the tradition we set out 9 years ago, to achieve.
Over the past 9 years, we’ve watched the growth of the festival from the starting event hosting a handful of vendors and sponsors with about 500 in attendance, to last year’s totals of more than 150 vendors of food, resources, crafts, and so much more. We estimated a total of 8,000 in attendance during the activities and events we hosted throughout the weekend. We not only want to hit that goal again but expand into 3 days of activities in one location: the Ogden Amphitheater and Municipal Gardens.
We are still working on the exact details of the weekend, but we do know we will be including a youth talent show on Friday, August 4th, a ticketed concert on Saturday, August 5th, and the FREE festival on Sunday, August 6th. For this to happen, we must secure the area with fencing, more accessibility devices, and all that it takes to outfit the festival!
Sponsorships are a key to the support of this FREE public event. We invite your sponsorship and continued partnership for the Ogden Pride Festival and future Ogden Pride Center. We launch our vendor, sponsor, and entertainment sign up forms on March 1st. It always seems to be that we hit the ground running towards so much fun, with everything rolling as it should.
In-kind donations of needed items and services are also welcome. Please let us know what you have to offer! We would be happy to talk with you about the benefits that each level provides. Please give us a call or send us an email with your questions.
Below you will find the application form to becoming a sponsor. Payment on this form is required prior to submission. If your company or business needs to make a payment in a different manner, please reach out to email@example.com and he will provide you a coupon code to bypass the payment system.
If your sponsorship includes a booth space, please read our vendor rules here.
MANDATORY VENDOR & VOLUNTEER MEETING
This year, we are implementing a MANDATORY meeting for all of our vendors & volunteers. We expect the size of the festival to grow and be at a max capacity.
We also want to make sure all vendors, volunteers, and our festival staff are aware of the safety requirements, rules, and expectations before the weekend of the festival. As such, this MANDATORY meeting will go over important information and safety protocols.
This meeting is being held on July 15th at the Pleasant Valley Branch Library. We will have details regarding times as soon as possible, and ask that you sign up for a time slot when you receive the email regarding this. We will have an option for those residing out of the Northern Utah area.
One more super important thing before you move forward with the app. Be sure to add the firstname.lastname@example.org email to your contacts, as your email confirmation and receipts will probably land themselves into your junk mail. We want to make sure you have the most up-to-date information as we send it out. 🙂
If for some reason the form below does not work and you receive an error code, please go directly to the form here: https://form.jotform.com/ogdenpride/sponsorship