Sponsorship Opportunities

Be Part of Burnsville’s Events and Activities!

The City of Burnsville’s Recreation Department has a number of opportunities available for you to show off your business or organization – while helping support a great community event.

Party on the Plaza

The 2020 Party on the Plaza events have been canceled, which will make its return more exciting! So, don’t hesitate to share your interest in being a part of these awesome events.

Illustration of band playing on a stage while nearby people watch, enjoy a picnic and purchase cottoParty on the Plaza is an all-ages, family-friendly multi-week summer festival series held select Thursdays through the summer. The event includes day-long street fair in and around Nicollet Commons Park and the Ames Center Plaza with mobile food vendors, craft and market vendors, live music, entertainment and much more.

For information on how to be part of this exciting event, please contact a member of Burnsville’s Recreation Department:

  • Sponsorship:  - Scott Heitkamp - email or call 952-895-4616 
  • Food Vendors: Scott Heitkamp - email or call 952-895-4616
  • Craft/Market/Other Vendors: Deb Cobbins - email or call 952-895-4501
  • Stage Entertainment: JJ Ryan - email or call 952-895-4617
  • Roaming Entertainment: David Erdall - email or call 952-895-4514 
  • Kids Village: David Erdall - email or call 952-895-4514
  • Volunteers: Amber Jacobson - email or call 952-895-4575


To be included in Party on the Plaza promotional materials, return the necessary applications/agreements and provide the Recreation Department with company logos by:

  • February 15 (for print and electronic materials)
  • April 15 (for electronic materials)

Other Sponsorship Opportunities 

SponsRecreation Sponsorship brochure Opens in new windoworship opportunities are available for many programs and events each year, including:

  • Food Truck Festival
  • Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks
  • Halloween Fest
  • Adult 62+ Events
  • Youth and Family Recreation Activities

Additional opportunities may be available. View the Recreation Times magazine to view current programs and events. The Recreation Sponsorship brochure (PDF) details sponsorship costs and promotional benefits.

How to Apply to Become a Sponsor

  1. Contact the Recreation Department 952-895-4500 to discuss available opportunities
  2. Complete the Sponsorship Agreement
  3. Supply the Recreation Department with any necessary information such as company logos


To be included in all event promotional materials, return the sponsorship agreement and necessary logos by:

  • February 15 (for events occurring March - September)
  • September 15 (for events occurring October - February)

Sponsorship Policies

Please contact the Recreation Department at 952-895-4500 to review the City’s full "Sponsorship and Advertising Policy."

  1. All sponsorships and advertisements shall be consistent with the City’s mission and values and will not compromise or contradict any ordinance or policy of the City, or reflect negatively on the City’s public image.
  2. No advertising for firearms, liquor products, tobacco products, political or religious persons or organizations, or sexually oriented products or stores shall be permitted on or within public facilities or property, or in City publications. Companies who are in the primary business of selling liquor or tobacco products may advertise in City printed publications other than those concerning City park, recreation or youth programs.
  3. Sponsorship and advertising proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the City. The City reserves the right to reject any sponsorship.
  4. The City reserves the right to terminate an existing sponsorship or advertising agreement in the best interests of the City.