Pop-Up Picnic

We throw the picnic each spring to raise funds and awareness, but there’s no confusing it with a black-tie gala. It just feels like Austin being Austin — the kind of coming together that, when Waterloo Greenway is completed, will be possible every night of the year! Every year, more than 1,500 guests and families gather to celebrate the restoration of downtown green space. The evening features curated picnic baskets and a variety of creative libations from some of Austin’s best local restaurants.

Pop-Up Picnic Co-Chairs

  • Julie Blakeslee & John Spong
  • Lauren Smith Ford
  • Elaine Garza  
  • Caroline Haley
  • Lauren Moorman
  • Courtney Trucksess

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor Limit One
$15,000
You’ll Receive
  • Presenting sponsorship recognition in press coverage and all listings
  • Six premier picnic baskets (each basket serves 2)
  • Six “Park Friend Forever” packages
  • Placement on picnic t-shirt
  • Mentions in social media posts
  • Listing in picnic event brochure, on website, and picnic event signage
Music Underwriter Limit One
$10,000
You’ll Receive
  • Sponsorship recognition at entertainment venue
  • Two premier picnic baskets (each basket serves 2)
  • Two “Park Friend Forever” packages
  • Placement on picnic t-shirt
  • Mentions in social media posts
  • Listing in picnic event brochure, on website, and picnic event signage
Bar Underwriter Limit One
$5,000
You’ll Receive
  • Sponsorship recognition on commemorative picnic cup for bar service
  • One premier picnic basket (basket serves 2)
  • One “Park Friend Forever” package
  • Placement on picnic t-shirt
  • Mentions in social media posts
  • Listing in picnic event brochure, on website, and picnic event signage
Photo Booth Underwriter Limit One
$5,000
You’ll Receive
  • Sponsorship recognition on photo booth signage and all printed photos
  • One premier picnic basket (basket serves 2)
  • One “Park Friend Forever” package
  • Placement on picnic t-shirt
  • Mentions in social media posts
  • Listing in picnic event brochure, on website, and picnic event signage
Gold Sponsor
$5,000
You’ll Receive
  • Three premier picnic baskets (each basket serves 2)
  • Three “Park Friend Forever” packages
  • Placement on picnic t-shirt
  • Mentions in social media posts
  • Listing in picnic event brochure, on website, and picnic event signage
Silver Sponsor
$3,000
You’ll Receive
  • Two premier picnic baskets (each basket serves 2)
  • Two “Park Friend Forever” packages
  • Placement on picnic t-shirt
  • Mentions in social media posts
  • Listing in picnic event brochure, on website, and picnic event signage
Bronze Sponsor
$1,500
You’ll Receive
  • One premier picnic basket (basket serves 2)
  • One “Park Friend Forever” package
  • Placement on picnic t-shirt
  • Mentions in social media posts
  • Listing in picnic event brochure, on website, and picnic event signage