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

Now in its 13th year, the 40th Street Summer Series has grown to be one of the most popular outdoor summer events in University City. Produced in partnership with Penn and the Rotunda, this free outdoor live performance series features internationally-recognized talent in one of “West Philly’s picturesque open green spaces” (Philadelphia Weekly).


Movies in Clark Park

For five weeks beginning in August, UCD will transform Clark Park, located at 4398 Chester Avenue, into an outdoor theater to screen showings of 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

One of University City’s greatest events, the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll brings more than five thousand attendees out for an evening of deals, dining and more. Along Baltimore Avenue, from 42nd to 52nd streets, new and longstanding merchants open their doors and offer deals for a dollar.


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 Sarah Davis, Director of Development, 215-243-0555, [email protected]