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Upcoming City Events

Date Time Event Location
Apr 30 10a-2p Sammamish Community & Aquatic Center Grand Opening Sammamish Community & Aquatic Center
Apr 30       10a-2p Rig-A-Palooza Commons Plaza
May 21 10a-2p  Big Rock Park Grand Opening  Big Rock Park 
Jun 3 5-8p Skate & Big Screen Commons Skate Park & Commons Plaza
July 4 6-10p Fourth on the Plateau Commons Park 
July 7 6:30-8p     Concerts in the Park Pine Lake Park
July 12 1-2p KidsFirst! Commons Plaza 
July 14 6:30-8p
Concerts in the Park Pine Lake Park
July 16 7-8:45p Shakespeare in the Park Klahanie Park
July 19 1-2p KidsFirst! East Sammamish Park
July 21 6:30-8p Concerts in the Park Pine Lake Park
July 23 7-8:45p
Shakespeare in the Park Klahanie Park
July 26 1-2p KidsFirst! Commons Plaza
July 28 6:30-8p Concerts in the Park Pine Lake Park
Aug 2 1-2p KidsFirst! Commons Plaza
Aug 4 6:30-8p Concerts in the Park Pine Lake Park
Aug 9 1-2p KidsFirst! Klahanie Park
Aug 11 6:30-8p Concerts in the Park Pine Lake Park
Aug 16 1-2p KidsFirst! Commons Plaza
Aug 18 6:30-8p Concerts in the Park Pine Lake Park
Aug 20 10a-2p Sammamish Days Commons Plaza
Aug 23 1-2p KidsFirst! East Sammamish Park
Aug 25 6:30-8p Concerts in the Park Pine Lake Park
Aug 30 1-2p KidsFirst! Klahanie Park
Oct 31 3-4:30p Halloween Happening Sammamish City Hall
Dec 2 5-7:30p Very Merry Sammamish     Commons Plaza & City Hall

 

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Email Lynne Handlos or call (425) 295-0584 for more information.

Download full Sponsorship Packet

The City of Sammamish hosts 20 events annually with approximately 25,000 in attendance.

These events are advertised through the City Newsletter and website; the Park Department's Recreation Guide and Facebook page; Sammamish-based newspapers; and event posters.
When you sponsor a City of Sammamish event, you have direct access to event attendees, and with the additional media coverage and event marketing, this reach goes up astronomically!
No matter what your business or budget, there is a sponsorship opportunity that will help promote your business and help you build stronger community connections.

Fourth on the Plateau - July 4

Our largest annual community event with crowds often in excess of 10,000.
This highly-attended event includes music, kids activities, food vendors, and of course… fireworks!

Available sponsorship opportunities:
  • Area $5,000 (2)
  • Event $2,500 (2)
  • Supporting $1,250 (2)
Concerts in the Park - July & August

Concerts in the ParkLive music shows that always attract a good crowd ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 per show for a series total of approximately 10,000 people. Only two sponsors are allowed per concert.


Available sponsorship opportunities:
  • Co-Presenting $4,000 (1)
  • Supporting $1,000 (6)
Sammamish Days - August 20

Sammamish DaysWith kids activities, vendors, entertainment and a variety of cultural performances, this popular event is growing and currently attracts approximately 3,000 people, primarily families.

Available sponsorship opportunities:
  • Presenting $5,000 (1)
  • Area $3,000 (1)
  • Event $1,500 (1)

Very Merry Sammamish - December 2

Very Merry SammamishHoliday season kick off with approximately 1,500 residents enjoying festive lights, school choirs, kids activities, a petting zoo and multiple special guests. Attendance is primarily families.

Available sponsorship opportunities:
  • Presenting $1,000 (1)
  • Event $500 (1)
  • Supporting $250 (2)

KidsFirst! - July & August

KidsFirstThe KidsFirst! series draws 250 or more kids and their families at each performance and rotates locations between Sammamish parks. Different musicians or performers are featured each week.

Available sponsorship opportunities:

  • Supporting $250 (1)


Rig-A-Palooza - April 30

RigapaloozaApproximately 750 people explore vehicles while interacting with community helpers to discover how they keep our city safe, clean and FUN-ctioning. This is an exciting new event.

Total sponsorship opportunities:
  • Event $375 (1)
  • Supporting $250 (1)


Skate & Big Screen - June 3

Approximately 60 skateboarders compete while being cheered on by around 150 spectators. Afterwards 500 attendees will view a free showing of “Inside Out”. The audience is youth, teenagers and parents.


Total sponsorship opportunities:
  • Presenting $500 (1)
  • Supporting $250 (1)
Halloween Happening - October 31

During this enjoyable, safe and dry Halloween event, approximately 250 kids and their parents trek through City Hall collecting fun treats.

Total sponsorship opportunities:
  • Presenting $500 (1)
  • Supporting $250 (1)

 

2016 Vendor Opportunities

Apply through the online vendor interest form, email Lynne Handlos, or call 425-295-0584 to apply to be a vendor.

Selection

The City of Sammamish is seeking vendors that have products, customers and promotional goals consistent with the City’s character, values and service priorities. To be considered for an event, potential vendors must be family friendly and contribute to the overall event’s success.

Qualifying vendors will be selected on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Submitting an Event Vendor Interest Form does not guarantee acceptance. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application within two weeks of receipt. While our goal is to have a variety of vendors represented at events, some popular items may be duplicated depending on the anticipated attendance and event layout.

Accepted applicants will receive a vendor welcome packet that provides more information about the event, vendor requirements and payment deadlines. One week prior to the event, you will receive an event logistics packet with a site map, your booth or vehicle location, parking passes and other “day of” information.

Interested vendors should submit a vendor interest form to Lynne Handlos at lhandlos@sammamish.us.

Categories & Requirements

Commercial Vendor

Commercial vendors are businesses, organizations or individuals who sell products or services at the event. This category of vendors must have a City of Sammamish business license, a certificate of insurance that listed the “City of Sammamish” as additional insured and if selling food, a temporary food service permit from King County Public Health. Vendor fees range between $0 and $300 depending on the event.

Community Vendor

Community Vendors are organizations that provide information or marketing about an event, opportunity or the organization. This category of vendors must have a certificate of insurance that listed the “City of Sammamish” as additional insured. Discounted vendor fees range between $0 and $125 depending on the event.

Community Partner

Community Partners are 501(c)3 organizations that receive a human services grant from the City or have a current partnership agreement with the City. They add to the event by offering an activity or entertainment and provide information or marketing about an event, opportunity or the organization.

 

Events

Fourth on the Plateau

Monday, July 4 from 6:00-10:30p

Our largest annual community event hosts crowds often in excess of 10,000 people.

 

Sammamish Days

Saturday, August 20 from 10:00a-2:00p

This popular event is growing and currently attracts approximately 3,000 people.

 

Very Merry Sammamish

Friday, December 2 from 5:00-7:30p

Holiday season kick off with approximately 2,000 attendees.

 

Rig-A-Palooza

Saturday, April 30 from 10:00a-2:00p

Around 1,000 people will be on-site exploring vehicles and meeting the community helpers that run them.

 

Big Rock Park Opening

Saturday, May 21 from 10:00a-2:00p

As a much anticipated park opening, we expected attendance around 500 people.

 

Tricks & Flicks

Friday, June 3 from 5:00-11:00p

This unique event pairs a skateboarding contest with an outdoor movie and 500 people are expected.

 

Staff Contact

Lynne Handlos, Recreation Coordinator, (425) 295-0584