The Boat Life Festival is an exciting, one-of-a-kind, interactive experience, hosted to expose a younger demographic to the world of boating, water sports and an active outdoor lifestyle on and near the water. It's more than a festival - its embracing a lifestyle - one built on community, shared experiences, shared interests and fun!

We are attracting attendees into the event with live music, local food & drink by marquee brands of DC critically acclaimed food and beverage scene, a unique marketplace and an approach focused on engagement celebrating all things on the water. Anticipated attendance is 8,000-10,000 over the 2-day event. 



Geographic facts:

·       Surrounding counties consider themselves as Washington DC residents, even though they reside outside of the district.

·       Washington DC is home to over 1.6 million Millennials

·       Nearly 500,000 people commute into the district from surrounding counties


Why become a sponsoring Partner?

·       Connect your brand to thousands of potential clients

·       Boost your Brand/Company within the Washington DC. Metropolitan region.

·       Be among the first to become a part of a brand-new marketing push towards the Millennial market within the boating and waterfront living industry.

·       Engage with your clients and customers by offering them a unique experience

·       As a founding sponsor partner, you will maintain exclusive first option for opportunities at future festivals both in Washington DC and throughout the country as we expand into other waterfront markets

Attendee Demographics & Facts

·       Target audience is between ages 21-40

·       Men & Women interested in an active outdoor lifestyle

·       Median household income - $75,628

·       1.6 million millennials live in the district and 23 surrounding counties in Maryland & Northern Virginia.



By working together, we can create a unique and custom designed sponsorship package to fit your marketing objectives and help maximize exposure of your brand.    


Presenting Partner

An exclusive offer that brands your company as “The Boat life festival, Presented by {Your Company}.   Connect your brand via social media, digital media, prominent signage and onsite presence. 


Event Partner

As an event partner, you will have sole rights to brand your industry at the festival. 


Specialty partner

Your brand highlighted in one of our specific event areas (sound stage, marina, boardwalk etc.)  We can customize this experience for you based on your specific needs.


Founders Circle

All Sponsoring partners become a part of this unique circle of opportunity available only in our inaugural year.  


o   Value added marketing to attendees who purchase our VIP Founders club package. 

Swag bags, shirts, promotional items, and other creative marketing avenues can be customized and explored. 

o   Exclusive founders only opportunities for our future festivals in waterfront cities nationwide



For more information about sponsorship packages contact:

Tara Davis, Founder and President, The Boat Life, LLC

410.271.3542 -