Snow Kato Days

Get Involved

SnowKato Days is structured to be open and inclusive to community organizations and businesses with three ways our community partners can become involved: 

  1. Become a Sponsor
    (available for a variety of budgets)
  2. Participate in the Button Program and provide a special offering (prize, coupon or discount) to SnowKato Days enthusiasts. Free to GMG Members 
  3. Submit an event that your businesses is already hosting or create one that’s new with a twist for winter!

        (i.e… winter themed karaoke, snow structure building contest, cooking contest, craft workshop, battle of the bands)

Benefits:
In addition to the satisfied feeling of adding to the community’s newest and most desired festival, there are other promotional benefits to participating as well. Of course the level of your participation will reap different results. In the least, all participating businesses and organizations will be listed on the SnowKato Days website as the one stop shop for all information.

Promotion for the event will be led by Visit Mankato, but also done in collaboration with all participating partners to their highest level. Promotion will be done through social media, strategic digital advertising, enewsletters, annual visitor guides, travel writers, word of mouth and much more.

Sponsorship Inquiries

If you are interested in participating, please contact Anna Thill, President at Visit Mankato, at 507-385-6664 or submit a message in the form below.

  • • Business name to become associated with festival logo. 
  • • Mention of presenting sponsor in all media releases 
  • • Recognition on promotions, collateral, videos, e-newsletters/eblasts/direct mailers and digital advertisements depending on sizing and specs available. 
  • • Business logo prominent on SnowKato Days website pages 
  • • Business recognized in SnowKato Days social media. 
  • • Business name on SnowKato Days buttons 
  • • Open to unique opportunities to engage the public with your brand, services, and/or products. 
  • • Opportunity to include a discount, feature or special offer in the button program.

We are looking for the right sponsor who would like to contribute to the atmosphere of the Intergovernmental Plaza January 25th-26th. These are the nights of Mav Hockey where thousands will be filtering through the plaza. Ice sculpture artists and laser light show specialists are ready to create a magical, and certainly Instagram-able, atmosphere. This is an opportunity to shape that experience as a sponsor. Benefits include:

  • • Be a part of creating the vision for the ice sculptures
  • • Business recognized with sponsors on the following: • Business logo on the website (including backlink) – all promotions will lead to the SnowKato Days website
  • • Business recognized in SnowKato Days social media.
  • • Festival posters placed around the community
  • • Festival rack cards placed in all local hotel kiosks at a minimum
  • • Opportunity to include a discount, feature or special offer in the button program.
  • • Business name on all SnowKato Days buttons
  • • Recognized with business logo including a backlink prominently displayed on Buttons page of the SnowKato Days website.
  • • Recognized in SnowKato Days social media promotions of the buttons
  • • Festival posters placed around the community
  • • Festival rack card placed in all local hotel kiosks at a minimum
  • • Opportunity to include a discount, feature or special offer in the button program.
  • • Business name associated with event title (Business Name Snow Sculpture Contest)
  • • Business logo on signage at the location of the sculpture area (Spring Lake Park, North Mankato) for the duration of SnowKato Days
  • • Recognized on website including a backlink – all promotions will lead to the SnowKato Days website
  • • Recognized on SnowKato Days social media
  • • Festival posters placed around the community
  • • Festival rack card placed in all local hotel kiosks at a minimum
  • • Opportunity to include a discount, feature or special offer in the button program.
  • • Recognized on website including a backlink – all promotions will lead to the SnowKato Days website
  • • Recognized on SnowKato Days social media.
  • • Festival posters placed around the community
  • • Festival rack card placed in all local hotel kiosks at a minimum
  • • Opportunity to include a discount, feature or special offer in the button program.

Button: Submit a Special Offer

The SnowKato Days buttons will be the newest community tradition. A new design will be unveiled each year to delight participants and provide them with a memorable item that will serve as an indication of their zest for winter festivities in Minnesota and the warm hearts that come with them! Join in the winter festival spirit and provide a special for the button owners this season. 

Button Promotion
Promote your business and special offering (prize, coupon or discount) to SnowKato Days enthusiasts. We anticipate 1,000 will click that ‘purchase’ button and sport that commemorative piece throughout the week of festivities. If they walk in your doors, that button will let you know why they are there. Must sign on by Dec. 11

This special offer is exclusive for locally-owned businesses and all listings are subject to approval. Sign up below for:

Promotion Participating Business Listing – $25 (FREE for GMG Members)

Provide a discount or special offer for our button holders. All participating businesses will be listed with their discount/special offer and a weblink in addition to a designated section for participating business logos on the buttons page.

Prize Offering – $50 (Retail Value)

Daily prizes will be offered to registered button holders. The daily prizes will be announced with recognition given to the donating businesses. All businesses & their prizes will be promoted on the Buttons webpage in addition to a special section for participating business logos on the buttons page. Limited availability!

Submit an Event

Submitting an event is exclusive for locally-owned small businesses and all listings are subject to approval.