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A Taste of Del Ray

Top area restaurants are slated to participate in the 12th Annual Taste of Del Ray. The event, named one of Virginia Living Magazine’s top food festivals in the state, will shift to a weekend-long format from Friday, June 4 to Sunday, June 6.

Throughout the weekend, each participating restaurant will offer select “tastes” on their individual menus for just $5 each. Restaurants are also encouraged to offer cocktail pairings to complement their dishes. Order a bunch of Tastes to go, or enjoy them as an appetizer or part of your meal! Please note: Tastes are available at individual restaurants for purchase; we plan to return to our traditional event next year!

Register Today

Online registration for the event is just $5, gives you access to an online ballot to cast your vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Both the ballot and menu will be sent to the email address registered via Eventbrite. Proceeds from the event will help fund future Del Ray Business Association events.

Register

Participating Restaurants & Ordering Information

  • All “tastes“ need to be purchased directly from participating restaurants; they will be available
    on their online menus starting Friday, June 4, and through Sunday, June 6.
  • Each restaurant has the option of offering up to three food entries in the competition; all
    entries are available for just $5 each, and will be available from June 4-6. Restaurants also
    have the option to offer VIP cocktail pairings (prices vary), which will not be judged.
  • Tastes are available for dine-in or carry-out, depending on the restaurant’s protocols
  • Special Taste of Del Ray menu items will be available June 4-6 for pick-up or dine-in at the restaurants during their normal operating hours. All restaurants will continue to follow all COVID-19 safety procedures. Please note: if you choose to enjoy your Taste at home, pick-up your order, instead of using third-party delivery services, to maximize the financial benefit to the restaurants.

People’s Choice Award

  • All registrants will receive an online ballot for the People’s Choice Award, to the email used for
    registration. Online voting closes at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 6.
  • The Judge’s Choice and the People’s Choice awards will be announced on Monday, June 7.

Entries

NOTE: This year, all “tastes“ need to be purchased directly from participating restaurants. Links are provided to each of their individual websites; they will be available on their menus from Friday, June 4 to Sunday, June 6. All food entries are specially priced at $5.

Real Estate

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First Name Last Name: Bobi & Ellen, Homes of Alexandria Team

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Bobi, Ellen and Daniela are not only neighborhood experts but also residents. Homes of Alexandria Team of Compass is ranked in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide.

703-927-2213

202 Clifford AvenueAlexandria, VA 22305

homesofalexandria.com

703-927-2213


First Name Last Name: Bobi & Ellen, Homes of Alexandria Team

Logo

Bobi, Ellen and Daniela are not only neighborhood experts but also residents. Homes of Alexandria Team of Compass is ranked in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide.

703-927-2213

202 Clifford AvenueAlexandria, VA 22305

homesofalexandria.com

703-927-2213


First Name Last Name: Bobi & Ellen, Homes of Alexandria Team

Logo

Bobi, Ellen and Daniela are not only neighborhood experts but also residents. Homes of Alexandria Team of Compass is ranked in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide.

703-927-2213

202 Clifford AvenueAlexandria, VA 22305

homesofalexandria.com

703-927-2213


Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you so much for your interest in sponsoring an event in Del Ray — our community events would not be possible with the generous support of our small businesses and neighbors!

Promote your organization through sponsorships for this fun event! These sponsorships help us offset the cost of the event, and to maximize our contributions to this year’s event charity: Neighborhood Health. All sponsors will get their logos posted on the Del Ray Business Association website, will be highlighted on social media, and will be named in programs that go out to each participant (500+ people).

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Stage Sponsorship


$1250

Stage Sponsorship

This Stage Sponsorship is for the stage at the Halloween Parade 2022. Your company banner will be placed out on the stage and you will be listed on the Sponsor Board.

Banner Fence Sponsorship


$500

Banner Fence Sponsorship

This sponsorship allows you to hang your banner on the fence where the Halloween Parade ends at the Mount Vernon Rec Center and where the judging takes place. You will also be listed on the Sponsor Board.

Safety Brigade/Barricade Sponsorship


$100

Safety Brigade/Barricade Sponsorship

Show off your business on a street barricade along the parade route on Mt. Vernon Ave for 7,500 participants to see. We will print your sign with your name. Sorry- no logo. Please state what you would like printed when completing your purchase.

Business Happy Hour Sponsor


$500

Business Happy Hour Sponsor

DRBA Business members are invited to be a sponsor of the quarterly Cocktails & Connections networking happy hour series for members. The presenting sponsor will be announced on media and marketing materials, are provided an opportunity to speak briefly at the event, hand out materials, and are able to bring up to 5 team members.  All sponsors are asked to provide one raffle giveaway to members.  Thank you for your sponsorship!

DRBA Member Happy Hour Ticket


$10

DRBA Member Happy Hour Ticket

This ticket for Cocktails and Connections is for active DRBA members. It provides you with two drinks tickets from the drink menu and some appetizer bites. Please feel free to bring your marketing materials to share with others!

Prospective Member Happy Hour Ticket


$15

Prospective Member Happy Hour Ticket

Interested in learning about the DRBA and possibly joining? Join us for our happy hour and receive 2 drink tickets and some appetizers. We look forward to you joining us.

 

Community Yard Sign $100


$100

Turkey Trot Yard Sign

Turkey Trot Community Sponsor $100 

The Turkey Trot team will plant a “I Support the Turkey Trot” sign in your yard the week before the race for all the runners and your neighbors to see. And we will pick it up after the race so you don’t even have to do that!

Alexandria’s Turkey Trot is the region’s premier Thanksgiving Day road race, with 5000 runners expected from the DC metro area and beyond. A few key benefits of sponsorship:

    • Reinforces your brand within the local community
    • Increases the visibility of your company’s products and services
    • Supports our local business community
    • 30,000+ individuals will be contacted
    • 5,000 are expected to participate and hundreds will be spectators
    • Thousands will wear the official shirt for years
    • Drives cash and food donations for ALIVE!
    • All are welcome including dogs and strollers

Finisher Sponsor


$250

Finisher Sponsor

This sponsorship is available for businesses.

“Finisher” Sponsor ($250)

  • Banner at race course start & finish area
  • Logo and link on sponsor page Turkey Trot site
  • Name on commemorative Turkey Trot shirt
  • Special offers in virtual race packet

 

Winner Sponsor


$500

Winner Sponsor

This sponsorship is open to businesses.

“Winner” Sponsor ($500)

  • Banner at race course start & finish area
  • Logo and link on sponsor page Turkey Trot site
  • Name on commemorative Turkey Trot shirt
  • Special offers in virtual race packet
  • Listed in the press release

Roll With Baby Sponsor


$1500

Roll With Baby Sponsor

This sponsorship is open a business.

“Roll with It Baby” Stroller Sponsor ($1500) 

  • Banner at race course start & finish area
  • Logo and link on the main page of the Turkey Trot site
  • Logo featured in race course description and map
  • Products and services featured in email to registrants
  • Logo on commemorative Turkey Trot shirt
  • Special offers in virtual race packet
  • Listed in the press release

Tails Wagging Dog Sponsor


$1500

Tails Wagging Dog Sponsor

“Tails Wagging” Dog Sponsor ($1,500) 

  • Banner at race course start & finish area
  • Logo and link on the main page of the Turkey Trot site
  • Logo featured in race course description and map
  • Products and services featured in email to registrants
  • Logo on commemorative Turkey Trot shirt
  • Special offers in virtual race packet
  • Listed in the press release

 

Halloween Pumpkin Sponsors (2)


$1000

Halloween Pumpkin Sponsors (2)

Business Sponsorships Available: $1000 (2)

This year, instead of goodie-bags, we are excited to be giving away little pumpkins to the first 2000 children marching in the parade! There are two business sponsorships available and each business will have the opportunity to hang their banner  prominently on the fence behind the table where pumpkins are being handed out at the field. Each business sponsor will also be highlighted on social media (over 10K followers).

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Costume Contest Sponsor


$500

Costume Contest Sponsor

We are looking for one business to sponsor the costume contest for the crawl. Prizes are given for best individual, best couple, and best group. Each participant will win a $100 Gift Certificate to a local business.  Gift certificate costs are included in the cost of your sponsorship. Participants will take pictures in front of a step & repeat sign that has your banner or name identified as the sponsor. You will also be recognized on programs, social media, etc. You must also be present and able to select the winner and announce it at 5:45PM  at Pork Barrel BBQ.

Swag Bag Sponsors


$100

Swag Bag Sponsors

Swag bags will be given out to 250 participants at the bar crawl and will be filled with local goods and other swag. Sponsors will be featured on each swag bag, in the event program, and will be recognized on social media. You must provide a vector logo

 

T-Shirt Sponsor


$200

T-Shirt Sponsor

There will be collectors bar crawl t-shirts and tanks worn by volunteers and sold at the event. T-shirt sponsor logos will be featured on the back of the shirt in addition to the presenting sponsor. You must have your logo available in vector format. 

Restaurant Registration


$100

Restaurant Registration

Each restaurant must pay a $100 Registration fee to participate in the Annual Candy Cane Bar Crawl.