University City District offers dozens of opportunities for business and corporate partners to reach tens of thousands of engaged consumers each year.  Whether you are looking for the opportunity to demonstrate community support, conduct onsite marketing, or build visibility through strategic messaging and branding, University City District is the ideal partner, offering a range of options to meet your budgetary and logistical needs.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our highly-successful events and opportunities include:


University City Dining Days

During University City’s ten-day showcase of University City’s diverse culinary offerings, participating restaurants offer a pre-fixe three-course dinner special for $15, $25 or $30. Every year, University City Dining Days attracts more than 30,000 diners to University City restaurants, increasing their revenues and providing invaluable promotion.


40th Street Summer Series

The 40th Street Summer Series, a free outdoor live performance series, is one of the most popular outdoor summer events in University City. Produced in partnership with Penn and the Rotunda, the series features an impressive array of internationally-recognized musicians, dancers and more.


Movies in Clark Park

For four weeks beginning in August, UCD will transform Clark Park, located at 4398 Chester Avenue, into an outdoor theater showing family favorites and classic films. These free movies bring thousands out to the Park--a safe, family-friendly event for the neighborhood.


Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll brings more than five thousand attendees out for one evening in June and September, to enjoy deals, dining, live entertainment and more from Baltimore Avenue's new and longstanding merchants, from 42nd to 52nd streets. 


State of University City

Our marquis annual event, State of University City highlights the most significant achievements and innovations in our remarkable community. State of University City is one of Philadelphia’s key economic development events, providing the opportunity to interface with key business, education, civic and government leaders.


The Porch at 30th Street Station

The Porch is University City District’s premier public space, a vibrant and welcoming gateway to the city, intercepting 35,000 commuters and travelers each day. Adjacent to 30th Street Station and the Market-Frankford line, The Porch has more than 2,000 unique users each day, and 20,000 visitors and commuters traverse the site daily. This is an ideal place to conduct product samplings and onsite activations.



For more information about sponsorships and onsite marketing with University City District, please contact Morgan Rogers Burns, Development Manager, at 215-243-0555 or [email protected]