SPONSOR AN EVENT

Sponsor the Cherry Blossom Festival

Are you looking for a way to maximize your branding, advertising, and promotional efforts while financially supporting a local non-profit organization with a proven track record of success? Macon, Georgia’s International Cherry Blossom Festival is a special, storied celebration in one of the liveliest cities in the south. Macon is keyed in the record books of soul and southern rock, and history is enveloped all along the streets. Perhaps most notably, is that every March, 350,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees bloom as the “Pinkest Party on Earth” blossoms. People from all around the world visit the town referred to by Congressional Records as the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World. For more information about becoming a sponsor of the Cherry Blossom Festival, please contact Arah Adams at aadams@cherryblossom.com.

Festival Awards & Facts

  • The Festival is the recipient of three Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals and Events Association for the Best Festival in the World, including one in 2019, two Best Festival awards by the Southeast Festivals and Events Associations for the Best Festival in the Southeast, seven Shining Example awards from the Southeast Tourism Society for Best Festival in the Southeast, and has been voted a Top 20 Award by the Southeast Tourism Society for over 20 years.
  • 80% of festival events are free admission to the public
  • A non-profit organization with an annual economic impact of over 6 million dollars

Sponsorship with the Cherry Blossom Festival is a unique opportunity for area businesses and corporations. We seek to maximize exposure, match you with your target audience, and work closely with you to create a program that is tailored to best fit your specific needs. The Cherry Blossom Festival affords you the chance to engage new and existing clients, expand brand reach, or introduce a new product or service. Additionally, these events are vital to business and economic development in Macon and serve as a valuable networking tool to many patrons.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn about sponsoring an event at the Cherry Blossom Festival and receive great benefits as an official sponsor. We have a variety of levels to choose from.

The Cherry Blossom Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and corporate sponsorships are deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The Festival welcomes national, regional, and local partners at the following levels:

PLATINUM | GOLD | SILVER | BRONZE | FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

Each level of sponsorship will deliver consistent turnkey solutions targeted toward meeting the needs and goals of our partners. Each sponsor will be able to customize their marketing experience while still preserving the option of taking full advantage of opportunities provided and structured by our experienced and dedicated event staff.

BRAND IDENTITY & EVENT EXPOSURE
The Festival is committed to providing an environment where sponsors can engage at the highest possible level with prospective and current clients in a safe, hospitable and professionally managed environment. As a comprehensive effort targeted to maximize event participation, sponsor-value, and brand reach, event partners will be full integrated into the event platform in multiple areas and marketing elements.

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING 
Be featured in posts that reach tens of thousands of people in the Central Georgia area

DIRECT MARKETING 
Interact directly with thousands of customers and prospects

BRAND AWARENESS 
Increase your product’s visibility both on-site and through ads with our media partners

SAMPLING 
Provide direct product interaction and education to a targeted group of customers

PROMOTIONAL EFFORTS
Distribute coupons, create sweepstakes or contests, etc.

RETAIL TRAFFIC 
Build promotions that increase store traffic

BUILD DATABASE 
Integrate promotional elements that provide demographic and buying behavior information

GOODWILL
Enhance your perception in the community by partnering with the Festival

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Involve employees in event activates to build enthusiasm, teamwork, and company loyalty

PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGNS
Work with the Festival’s experienced marketing department to develop memorable, creative, print and radio promotional campaigns aligned with specific events