December 8 and 9, 2012
In 1990, KwanzaaFest rolled out its inaugural run and has been running ever since. The first KwanzaaFest was held at Lincoln High School and attracted approximately 1,000 patrons.
KwanzaaFest, a 501(c) 3 organization, and its contributions to the north Texas communities it has served for the past 21 years have been plentiful and varied. The annual festival that hosts more than 50,000 people during a two-day event (the second weekend in December) at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, has become a staple of substantive family friendly activities and services needed by the community. KwanzaaFest has maintained its FREE admission to the public, thanks to our vast number of sponsors. KwanzaaFest is Saturday, December 14th from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 15th from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Automobile Building at Fair Park, Dallas.
KwanzaaFest embraced GreenFest in 2008, replacing the historical KwanzaaFest newspaper insert with eco-friendly shopping bags. These bags feature KwanzaaFest sponsor names and logos, reminding the public of the companies who respect and honor the diversity of Dallas County, recognizing the need to invest in communities where they do business. In 2009, GreenFest expanded through a partnership with the City of Dallas to support on-site recycling and provide green education, resulting in over 2,300 pounds of recycled materials and educational outreach to over 3,000 individuals.
Contributing to the overwhelming success of KwanzaaFest is the variety of free family friendly activities that include mini-concerts performed by national recording artists, market vendors providing timely access to gifts and products for the holiday season, dedicated Children's activities, a Beat Obesity 5K Walk/Run Healthy Lifestyles Program, the KwanzaaFest Encore Great Debate fostering the best of the best high school debate teams through scholarships for the winning two (2) top teams, the educational forums and a charitable health outreach component that produced 35,365 free health screenings valued at $898,253 during the 2009 event, a 27% increase from 2008.
KwanzaaFest, Inc., coordinates the planning and implementation of this event through volunteer staff. This event is truly an effort by the community for the community.
Sponsorship of this year's event garners corporations the opportunity to partner with the 22nd Annual KwanzaaFest celebration through support of substantive services needed by the community.
KwanzaaFest provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services. Planners of the event never cease in analyzing the festival in order to make each year better than the previous. Kwanzaafest is able to accomplish its goals through partnership with sponsors and other civic minded corporations in this community, as well as a wealth of advertising and marketing strategies.
Over the past five years KwanzaaFest met and exceeded its targets for attendance and expects more than 50,000 patrons in 2012. Last year HealthFest registered a record 35,365 medical screenings and expects to see a substantial increase in 2012.
One of the most visual benefits of being a Kwanzaafest sponsor is having your name and/or logo (dependent on support level) imprinted on the KwanzaaFest Custom Signature Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag. Your investment will pay dividends far past the scheduled two day event. These eco-friendly bags serve as a reminder to the general public of companies who respect and honor the diversity of Dallas County and understand the need to reinvest where they do business.
Kwanzaafest distributed 60,000 entry tickets last year and it was the hottest ticket in the metroplex. The Free ticket is required to ensure crowd safety. Become our ticket sponsor and increase your name exposure even more.
Continue our partnership or join our efforts for the first time. KwanzaaFest will be held on Saturday December 8th and Sunday December 9th.
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John Wiley Price