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San Diego Bird Festival

Sponsors and Exhibitors

The 2024 Exhibit Hall is full, but there are still opportunities to sponsor without tabling.

To add your name to a wait list, please contact us

2024 Exhibit hall hours:

Weds Feb 21  3-6
Thurs Feb 22  1-6
Fri Feb 23  1-6
Sat Feb 24  10-6
Sun Feb 25  10-2

All Sponsors, Non-sponsoring Vendors and Bird-Friendly Home and Garden Exhibitors get a 6 foot table and 2 chairs. All exhibitors get 8 feet of aisle frontage. Most exhibitors get 8 feet of booth depth. Pipe and drape are not provided, and it is recommended that all exhibitors bring free-standing signage.

If you are interested in joining us as a Sponsor, Non-sponsoring Vendor or Bird-Friendly Home and Garden Exhibitor, please let us know by clicking the button below. We will contact you with more information.

Benefits for Sponsors

Our sponsors don't just get their logo on a banner; they get an immersive experience that connects them with our passionate bird-loving audience. We create unique opportunities for our sponsors to shine.

Our sponsorship packages include benefits like exhibition space, speaking opportunities, and other opportunities for direct and meaningful engagement in a fun, interactive way.

Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor of the San Diego Bird Festival.

*Logo on website landing page for 1 year, mentions in In-Flight eNewsletter to 13,000 subscribers, mention in Sketches magazine to 2000 members. 
**List includes breakfast, bar, keynote speakers, among others.

Non-Sponsoring Vendors

Demand for vendor spaces typically exceeds the amount of available space in the Bayview Room exhibit hall. To state your interest in becoming a vendor, please fill out this form. Vendor spots will be allocated according to a few selection criteria. This process will take place in September 2023. We will continue to accept vendor forms until February 1, 2024, as vacancies sometimes happen without notice.

Vendors pay $300 for a standard booth at the time of acceptance. All booths include one skirted 6 ft. table and 2 chairs. A standard booth is typically 8 feet of aisle frontage with 6-8 feet of depth, depending upon placement within the exhibit hall. We cannot guarantee placement against a wall for vendors.

Please note that we have an additional vending opportunity which is especially well-suited for local vendors. Please see "Bird-Friendly Home and Garden Expo."

Bird-Friendly Home and Garden Expo

We have additional exhibitor space in the Dockside, Nautical room, and Courtyard spaces on Feb 25, 2024 the Sunday of the festival.
Exhibitors in these areas must satisfy the following criteria:

1) Your product or service must have direct impacts on one of the major threats to birds: habitat loss, pesticides, collisions, run-ins with domestic pets.
2) Your message clearly communicates that alignment with your mission (even if it is not focused directly on birds) can make a difference for birds in their day to day lives.*
3) Your display contains interactive elements (preferred but not required)

*Examples of this may include but are not limited to sustainably grown coffee and chocolate, recycling programs, environmental justice programs, groups that offer environmental education, and organic native plant care products. Indoor vendors can sell, outdoor vendors can distribute information. 

For-profit organizations $150 
Non-profit organizations $100. 

All outdoor booths include one skirted 6 ft table and 2 chairs. We recommend you bring a shade canopy. Electricity is not available in our outdoor space, but we have an indoor exhibit space for those who need electricity.

Exhibit Hours 10-2.

Please contact us to learn more about the Expo.

In-Kind Sponsorship

We welcome donations to support our festival. 

Food and Beverages
Event equipment support
Transportation
Silent auction Items

Contact us to find out how we can work together!

OUR PARTNERS

  • USFWS logo
  • City of San Diego

  • County of San Diego
    County of San Diego
  • State Coastal Conservancy
  • SANDAg transnet logo
    SANDAg transnet logo
  • Malk Nature Fund
  • Coastkeeper
    Coastkeeper
  • UCNRS logo
  • San Diego Regional Fire Foundation logo
  • Americorps
  • Room & Board
    Room & Board
  • San Diego River Conservancy
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