Photo by Peter Speyer, Speyer Photography
Ostrich Festival brings businesses together for community event
The 32nd annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival announced its key sponsors for this year’s festival will include a variety of local and national companies such as Waymo, Bud Light Seltzer, Chapman Automotive Group, Waste Management, Phoenix ER & Medical Hospital of Chandler and more.
“We couldn’t be more excited to continue our partnership with Waymo, this year as the Main Stage sponsor of the Ostrich Festival,” said Terri Kimble, President/CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. “As a Chamber, we look for innovative ways to support business and community. Who better to join forces with than a technology giant right here in our own backyard, showcasing Chandler as a tech-rich hub. We are grateful to be able to partner with all our stakeholder businesses sponsors.”
Waymo will return as a festival partner for the second year in a row, this time as the Main Stage sponsor, featuring this year’s headliners, 98°, Blues Traveler and The Pointer Sisters. Waymo is a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. It’s committed to improving road safety and access to transportation around the world and has helped make Chandler the innovative technology hub of the Southwest.
Hensley Beverage Company has been a long time partner of the Ostrich Festival and will debut the market’s newest hard seltzer in the Bud Light Seltzer Garden where attendees can enjoy yard games, a double decker beer truck, an eating area and a great view of the Main Stage Presented by Waymo.
Returning as the Environmental Wellness Partner for the third year in a row, Waste Management will provide recycling receptacles that will be placed throughout the festival, affording guests the opportunity to help the Chandler Chamber eliminate waste by doing their part to protect the environment. In addition, Waste Management will be hosting a Touch-a-Truck exhibit at the festival on Friday, March 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Touch-a-Truck exhibit will allow kids of all ages to explore a Waste Management dump truck, and speak to the men and women who operate the vehicles and provide essential services to the community.
Chapman Automotive Group will also return as the VIP Lounge sponsor. VIP ticket holders will receive access to this shaded seating area, upgraded restrooms, one complimentary meal, three drinks and a front of stage viewing area. Meals are provided by Arizona-based restaurant group, Square One Concepts, owners of Bourbon & Bones Chophouse Bar and Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers.
Phoenix ER & Medical Hospital of Chandler will partner with the event for the first time to present the official festival parking locations within Tumbleweed Park and Building Kidz School joins the lineup as the Child Guardian and Petting Zoo sponsor. Peoples Mortgage Company returns as a festival partner sponsoring the Community Stage for the first time.
Other partners joining the festival for the first time include Navy Federal Credit Union as the Vendor Row sponsor, Benjamin Franklin Charter School, Raising Arizona Kids Magazine, Happy Little Plants, Raising Canes and Air Products & Chemicals. These companies join many returning partners like Bashas’ Family of Stores, FOX 10, Intel Corporation, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs, Pepsi, Purely Sedona and SanTan Brewing.
For more information on the Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival, visit OstrichFestival.com.