Event Highlights!

There is so much going on in Downtown every day.  Check out our event calendar for daily events!

Upcoming Events:

Fresh Air Market and Cool Sounds Summer Concert Series

Downtown Halloween Trick-or-Treat October 26th

Santa's Workshop and Festival of Lights Parade December 7th

Downtown Countdown December 31st


Downtown Event Calendar


Sponsorship Information

Downtown Countdown to 2014 will be taking place Tuesday, December 31, with festivities beginning late afternoon and ending with the iconic beach ball drop at midnight in West Market Square.

Started in 2006, businesses and venues throughout the heart of the city open their doors and invite visitors to celebrate the New Year with entertainment the whole family can enjoy including performances, live music, dining options, and interactive kid-friendly events; ending with the ball drop at midnight in West Market Square.

The Downtown Countdown is made possible by the generous sponsorships of local businesses. This year, we are offering three more sponsorship levels to better suit businesses. The sponsorship options are as follows:

West Market Square Sponsor (Limit One) - $4,000

Official branding of the West Market Square area as "presented by." Your donation supports all aspects of the various activities and entertainment in the Square, the hub of activity for the night.

  •  Logo and web link on DBP website, event homepage and event sponsor page for 1 year
  • Logo featured on event signage & banner on Paddy Murphy's
  • Logo featured on event posters
  • Logo featured on event program
  • Logo in advertisements
  • Business name and logo on all press releases
  • Sponsor interview opportunities with media
  • Business logo included in event emails
  • Ten social network tags (Facebook & Twitter)
  • On-stage promotional opportunities
  • Promotional materials displayed at information booth
  • Plus much more


Paul Bunyan Ball (Limit One) - $3,000

Your donation supports all of the costs to host a formal ball with a champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, live music and much more.  The Bunyan Ball sponsor will have lead promotion at the event. 

  • Logo and web link on DBP website, event homepage and event sponsor page for 1 year
  • Logo featured on event signage
  • Logo featured on event posters
  • Logo featured on event program
  • Logo in advertisements
  • Business name and logo on all press releases
  • Sponsor interview opportunities with media
  • Business logo included in event emails
  • Five social network tags (Facebook & Twitter)
  • On-Stage promotional opportunities
  • Promotional materials displayed at information booth
  • Plus much more


Trolley Sponsor (Limit One)
 - $2,500

Your donation supports all cost to have a classic looking trolley bring attendees around to the various locations throughout the night.

  • Lead logo positioning outside & inside trolley
  • Business Logo and web link on event sponsor page for one year
  • Business logo featured on event posters                                         
  • Business logo featured on event program
  • Business listed in advertisements
  • Business named on all press releases
  • Business logo included in event emails
  • Five social network tags (Facebook & Twitter)
  • Promotional materials displayed at event information booth


Venue Sponsor
 - $2,000 

Your donation supports all aspects of one large event venue (entertainment, equipment, etc). Venue sponsors are often matched with venue appropriate to their target demographic. Your sponsorship includes the ability to display banners and materials as well as make introductions and announcements.  Available venues include: Bagel Central, Pickering Square, COESPACE, Brick Church, Hammond Street Senior Center, Robinson Ballet, the Bangor Public Library & others.

  • Business Logo and web link on event sponsor page for one year
  • Business logo featured on event posters                                          
  • Business logo featured on event program
  • Business listed in advertisements
  • Business named on all press releases
  • Business logo included in event emails
  • Five social network tags (Facebook & Twitter)
  • Promotional materials displayed at event information booth
  • On-stage promotional opportunities
  • Banner displayed at venue


Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bunyan Contest Sponsor (Limit One) - $1,500

Your donation covers the costs of hosting the Contest, such as prizes, materials, supplies, etc.

  • Logo and web link on DBP website, event homepage and event sponsor page for 1 year
  • Logo featured on event signage
  • Logo featured on event posters
  • Logo featured on event program
  • Business name on all press releases
  • Business logo included in event emails
  • Five social network tags (Facebook & Twitter)
  • On-Stage Promotional Opportunities (Contest only)
  • Promotional Materials displayed at information booth
  • Plus much more


Supporting Sponsor
 - $500

Your donation supports overall event expenses; advertising, entertainment, venues, equipment, etc.

  • Business logo and web link on event sponsor page for one year
  • Business listed in event program
  • Business listed on event posters
  • Business named on all press releases
  • Business logo included in event emails
  • Three social network tags
  • Promotional Materials displayed at event information booth
  • Plus much more


Contributor
 - $250

  • Business Logo and web link on event sponsor page for one year 
  • Business listed in event program
  • Business listed on event posters
  • Promotional Materials displayed at event information booth
  • Plus much more

If you would like to sponsor the event, please fill out and submit the form below. Additionally, if you have anything that you would like to provide for the Downtown Countdown specifically as part of your sponsorship, please specify in the form. Once we have received the form, we will send you an invoice in the amount of your sponsorship.