Sponsorship Opportunities

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Partner with the Lenexa Public Market to broaden your business or service reach in a local hot spot! The Public Market values community support and the opportunity to partner with local businesses to bring well-attended, high-quality events for all.

Sponsorship rates:

  • $100 — Wednesday Family Night
  • $300 — One special event or one Friday Night Sound Bites
  • $1,000 Bundle — Four special events (including Friday Night Sound Bites)

Benefits of being a sponsor:

  • Up to 10’ x 10’ booth space at the event
  • Recognition on online event listings (website calendar and social media events)
  • Recognition via PA announcements at the event (if applicable)
  • Opportunity to place company’s product in participant gift bags (if applicable)

Subject to availability, the City will provide the above rates and benefits to the companies selected as sponsor.

2024 Lenexa Public Market Sponsorship Packet(PDF, 8MB)

Looking for additional sponsorship opportunities? View City of Lenexa Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor a Public Market event

Family Night

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Every Wednesday is family night at the Lenexa Public Market! Guests enjoy dinner specials from select Market merchants, weekly activities including a balloon artist, coloring books, outdoor yard games, tabletop games and appearances from our friends across a variety of City of Lenexa departments. Plus, we have special themed Family Nights that feature a variety of rotating activities, such as donut decorating, bingo, rock painting and more!

Learn more about Family Night.

Approximately 200 people attend each week.

Friday Night Sound Bites

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An April to October concert series featuring various bands and food trucks on Friday nights. Music performances run 7 to 10 p.m. on the Lower Commons.

Themed FNSB nights in 2024:

  • Utepils (Beer-centric) & FNSB season launch (April 26)
  • Red Friday (Sept. 13)
  • Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 20) 
  • Halloween & FNSB season finale (Oct. 25)

Learn more about Friday Night Sound Bites

Approximately 600 to 1,200 people attend each concert.

Special Events

Lunar New Year Celebration 

Three Chinese lions performing outside Lenexa Public Market

Past: Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024

Bring in the Lunar new year at the Lenexa Public Market! Celebrate the Year of the Wood Dragon with authentic performances, be entertained, play dragon-themed board games and try specialty dishes from Lenexa Public Market merchants.

Estimated attendance: 200+ people

Global Neighbors & Flavors Fest 

Three ladies wearing traditional Mexican dresses performing outside the Lenexa Public Market

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Feast on cuisines, performances and experiences from around the world at this Public Market event. We've partnered with the Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City to highlight the rich culture of our community. Attendees will be able to shop specialty vendors, take in live performing arts and try diverse flavors from Public Market merchants and globally inspired food trucks. 

Estimated attendance: 700+ people

Paw-triotic Pet Parade 

Dog dressed in patriotic-themed costume

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Celebrate the Independence Day holiday with a fun, family and pet-friendly patriotic-themed event at the Lenexa Public Market. Meet the guest vendors who offer fun and unique pet-related goods and services.

Estimated attendance: 300-500 people.

Kid Makers Market 

Girl holding earrings she handmade at Kid Makers Market in the Public Market

Summer: Saturday, July 27, 2024 
Holiday: Sunday, Nov. 24, 2024

Shop for a variety of goods made by local youth in our community. Kids learn, adapt, and innovate through the creative process. Join us at the Lenexa Public Market as we support the most creative endeavors of the next generation at our Kid Makers Markets.

Estimated attendance: 500+ people.

Sip, Mingle & Jingle 

People shopping in Lenexa City Hall for Sip, Mingle & Jingle

Friday, Nov. 22, 2024

Start the busy holiday season with the perfect, laid-back evening at the Lenexa Public Market. Relax with your gal pals and get a head start on gifts for everyone on your list. Take advantage of drink and appetizer specials, and shop for high-quality, locally made goods from a variety of pop-up vendors.

Estimated attendance: 1,000+ people.

Breakfast with Santa 

Family of four posing with Santa Claus

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2024

Santa Claus is taking a much-needed break from his busy toy-making schedule to have a meet and greet over a meal with us at the Lenexa Public Market. Avoid long lines waiting to talk to the big guy and enjoy private access to deliver your Christmas wish list.

Estimated attendance: 200+ people.

Noon Year's Eve Pajama Party Countdown 

Two ladies and one little girl smiling inside the Public Market

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2024

Come dressed in your comfiest pajamas to count down to the new year. This family-friendly countdown (at 12 p.m. noon, instead of 12 a.m. midnight) will feature pop-up restaurants, family-friendly board games, giveaways, a time capsule activity, a sing along of the New Year's anthem: Alud Lang Syne and more! 

Estimated attendance: 200+ people.


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Assumptions and agreements

The City offers sponsorship opportunities as an important tool to enhance and improve the arts for the citizens and visitors of Lenexa while helping to offset the costs of the art events. In addition, these sponsorships provide opportunities for community involvement by local businesses who desire to support and be associated with City programs and events. Prior to submitting a proposal, interested individuals or entities are advised to read the City Sponsorship Policy, Governing Body Policy Number GBGen-1, in its entirety. A copy of the City Sponsorship Policy can be found at Lenexa.com/Sponsorships. The City is not obligated to review any proposal submitted and may accept or reject any proposal which does not meet the criteria of the City Sponsorship Policy.

Sponsors must execute the City’s standard form sponsorship agreement and said agreement must be approved by the Lenexa Governing Body, or as required by policy, before sponsorship is accepted. The contract states it shall not be assigned, transferred, or sold, or services sublet to any other person, in whole or part, by the Sponsor, except with the express written consent of the City.

Sponsors must agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City, its employees and agents from any and all loss, claims, settlements, or judgments for any injury or damage whatsoever including those for personal injury, bodily injury, property damage, and/or death arising out of the negligence of other actionable fault of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, subcontractors, agents, servants, and/or employees in the performance of this Agreement. Sponsors will be required to secure and maintain throughout the duration of the Sponsorship term insurance, as stated in the City's standard form sponsorship agreement.

Anti-discrimination clause

No respondent to this request shall in any way, directly or indirectly, discriminate against any person because of age, race, color, disability, sex, national origin, religious creed, sexual orientation or gender identity. Sponsor agrees to comply with all applicable state and federal anti-discrimination laws, including, without limitation, complying with the Kansas Act Against Discrimination and if applicable, executing a Certificate of Non-Discrimination as provided in K.S.A. 44-1030.