Old canal days

The annual Old Canal Days attracts thousands of residents and visitors from all over the state to celebrate the I&M Canal and its contributions to the success of Lockport.

The summer festival features a carnival, beer garden, live music, artisan market, food trucks, wine tent, family entertainment, fireworks and more!

June 9- 12, 2022

LOCATION:
2nd St. & Canal Rd. (Old Chevron Site)

The annual Old Canal Days attracts thousands of residents and visitors from all over the state to celebrate the I&M Canal and its contributions to the success of Lockport.

The summer festival features a carnival, beer garden, live music, artisan market, food trucks, wine tent, family entertainment, fireworks and more!

Visit Old Canal Days website

Friends With Disabilities Carnival Day

Participate in the Old Canal Days Parade

Hosted by the Lockport Chamber of Commerce, the annual Old Canal Days Parade is a celebration of our community organizations, businesses, elected officials, and surrounding area. Each year hundreds participants march down State Street with thousands of spectators cheering them on.

Entry Fees:
FREE for all Chamber Members, youth Groups, Not-For-Profits & Classic Cars

Non-Chamber Members – $160
Political – $200 (regardless of Chamber Membership Status)

To Register for the parade please complete the following steps.

1. Fill out and print the parade application here.

2. Please e-mail, mail or fax entry form (please include payment or pay online here) by May 14, 2022 to:

Lockport Chamber of Commerce
222 E. 9th Street, 3rd Floor
Lockport, IL 60441
E-Mail: office@lockportchamber.com
P: 815-838-3357 F: 815-838-2653

Become a Sponsor

Click on the sponsorship levels below to learn more about each opportunity.

Download a Mail-In Sponsor Form

Fireworks Sponsor - $10,000

  • Sponsor recognition as the Firework Sponsor in all advertising.
  • Business name included in the radio spot schedule.
  • Business logo included in any print advertising.
  • Banner on Main Stage throughout event
  • Sponsor recognition in the Old Canal Days brochure (est. 20,000)
  • Print Ad in the June City wide newsletter.
  • Full page ad on the June monthly water bill insert (10,000 circ.).
  • Logo on the Old Canal Days website with a link to your business website.
  • Business name / logo included in Social Media promotion / posts.
  • Digital billboard recognition.
  • 12 VIP tickets into the VIP area for each night’s entertainment schedule and to view the Firework display.
  • Complimentary parade entry.
  • 12 complimentary weekend VIP mega-passes to carnival.
  • Sponsor booth space within Old Canal Days area. (sponsor to provide table / tent)

Become a Sponsor Online

Main Stage Sponsor - $5,000

  • Give opening/welcoming comments on Main Stage on Friday night after parade.
  • On-stage recognition throughout all 3 days of the event (Friday/Saturday/Sunday)
  • Banner on Main Stage throughout event
  • Sponsor recognition in the Old Canal Days brochure (est. 20,000)
  • Print Ad in the June City wide newsletter.
  • 1/2 page ad in the June monthly water bill insert (10,000 circ.).
  • Logo on the Old Canal Days website with a link to your business website.
  • Business name / logo included in Social Media promotion / posts.
  • Digital billboard recognition.
  • 6 VIP tickets into the VIP area for each night entertainment schedule.
  • Complimentary parade entry.
  • 6 complimentary weekend VIP mega-passes to carnival.
  • Sponsor booth space within Old Canal Days area. (sponsor to provide table / tent)

Become a Sponsor Online

Entertainment Sponsor (headliner) Three Available- $3,000

  • On-stage recognition throughout the evening of headlining band sponsored night.
  • Opportunity to introduce band to the crowd on sponsored night.
  • Logo on the Old Canal Days website with a link to your business website.
  • Business name / logo included in Social Media promotion / posts.
  • Digital billboard recognition.
  • 2 VIP tickets into the VIP area for sponsored night entertainment schedule.
  • Complimentary parade entry.
  • 2 complimentary weekend VIP mega-passes to carnival.
  • Sponsor booth space within Old Canal Days area. (sponsor to provide table / tent).

Become a Sponsor Online

Historic District Trolley Tour Sponsor - $3,000

  • Signage on and/or in the trolley • Company recognition by the tour guides throughout the tours
  • Sponsor recognition in the Old Canal Days brochure (est. 20,000)
  • Logo on the Old Canal Days website with a link to your business website.
  • Business name / logo included in Social Media promotion / posts.
  • Digital billboard recognition.
  • Complimentary parade entry.
  • 2 complimentary weekend VIP mega-passes to carnival.
  • Sponsor booth space within Old Canal Days area. (sponsor to provide table / tent).

Become a Sponsor Online

Sole T-shirt Sponsor - $2,500

  • Business logo on back of fest t-shirts supplied to staff and volunteers.
  • Logo on the Old Canal Days website with a link to your business website.
  • Business name / logo included in Social Media promotion / posts.
  • Digital billboard recognition.
  • Sponsor booth space within Old Canal Days area. (sponsor to provide table / tent).

Become a Sponsor Online

V.I.P. Tent Sponsor - $2,000

  • Banner / Signage inside V.I.P. Tent
  • Sponsor recognition in news releases.
  • 4 VIP tickets into the VIP area for each night entertainment schedule.
  • Opportunity to distribute your business promotional product inside V.i.P. tent.
  • Logo on the Old Canal Days website with a link to your business website.
  • Business name / logo included in Social Media promotion / posts.
  • Digital billboard recognition.
  • Sponsor booth space within Old Canal Days area. (sponsor to provide table / tent).

Become a Sponsor Online

Family Entertainment Sponsor - $1,500

  • Banner / Signage near family entertainment section.
  • Opportunity to distribute business information near family entertainment area
  • Sponsor recognition in news releases.
  • 2 VIP tickets into the VIP area for each night’s entertainment schedule.
  • Logo on the Old Canal Days website with a link to your business website.
  • Business name / logo included in Social Media promotion / posts.
  • Digital billboard recognition.
  • Sponsor booth space within Old Canal Days area. (sponsor to provide table / tent).

Become a Sponsor Online

Beer Tent Sponsor - $1,500

  • Banner / Signage inside Beer Tent
  • Signage placed on Beer Ticket Booth.
  • Sponsor recognition in news releases.
  • 2 VIP tickets into the VIP area for each night’s entertainment schedule.
  • Logo on the Old Canal Days website with a link to your business website.
  • Business name / logo included in Social Media promotion / posts.
  • Digital billboard recognition.
  • Sponsor booth space within Old Canal Days area. (sponsor to provide table / tent).

Become a Sponsor Online

Parking Sponsor - $1,500

  • Banner / Signage at parking entrance
  • Opportunity to distribute business information at gate or to place on car windshields
  • Sponsor recognition in news releases.
  • 2 VIP tickets into the VIP area for each night’s entertainment schedule.
  • Logo on the Old Canal Days website with a link to your business website.
  • Business name / logo included in Social Media promotion / posts.
  • Digital billboard recognition.
  • Sponsor booth space within Old Canal Days area. (sponsor to provide table / tent).

Become a Sponsor Online

Carnival Sponsor - $1,000

  • Name and logo printed on sponsor banner located in Carnival area.
  • 10 complimentary weekend VIP Mega-passes to carnival
  • Sponsor recognition in news releases.
  • Logo on the Old Canal Days website with a link to your business website.
  • Business name / logo included in Social Media promotion / posts.
  • Digital billboard recognition.
  • Sponsor booth space within Old Canal Days area. (sponsor to provide table / tent).

Become a Sponsor Online

Parade Sponsor - $500

  • Name and logo printed on lead entry banner of the parade.
  • Complimentary parade entry
  • Name mentioned as parade sponsor during parade TV taping to be aired on LCTV.
  • Name and logo printed on sponsor banner located at participant interview area.
  • Sponsor recognition in news releases.
  • Logo on the Old Canal Days website with a link to your business website.
  • Business name / logo included in Social Media promotion / posts.
  • Digital billboard recognition.
  • Sponsor booth space within Old Canal Days area. (sponsor to provide table / tent).

Become a Sponsor Online

Old Canal Days logo

Carnival MEGA-PASS

  • Unlimited Rides All Four Days
  • $55 Pre-Sold if Purchased Prior to Event Date;
  • $65 Purchased at the Event

Become An Artisan Market Vendor

Calling all Artisans, Makers and Crafters…if you are looking for the PERFECT show to start your season-this is it! We are a HANDMADE market and JURY every applicant.

Please send us your application to be considered for the Artisan Market at Old Canal Days in Lockport June 9th & 12th, 2022

Become A Food Vendor

Due to space limitations, a limited amount of FOOD VENDORS will be allowed to participate.

To apply for consideration as a FOOD VENDOR complete the Old Canal Days Food Vendor Agreement 2022

Fireworks Sponsor

CITGO Fueling Good Logo

Main Stage Sponsors

Homer Tree Logo
Chevron Logo
Bettenhausen logo
Prologis logo

Entertainment Sponsors

MI Homes Logo
Lewis University logo
Country Financial Logo

Historic District Trolley Tour Sponsors

duly logo

T-Shirt Sponsor

Beary landscaping

V.I.P. Tent Sponsors

S&S Activewear logo
S&S Activewear logo

Beer Tent Sponsors

Window World
Lock and Mule logo

Family Entertainment Sponsors

Beanies Candy Store and Ice Cream Logo

World Dance Spectacular Sponsors

First Midwest Bank

Carnival Sponsors

Chamlin and Associates
Julian Electric

Parade Sponsors

Tria Architechture
Lockport Express Medical
Highland Ridge Apartments
CSL Plasma
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
O'Neil Funeral Home
Susie Sheehan State Farm Agent
Grand Dental Lockport
Paradise Bay Bar & Grill
Lockport Escape Room
Fyzical Therapy and Balance
Judge Art SmSmigielski
HR Green
Lockport express Medical
Realtopia
life purpose
Elect Judge Ewanic
Baxter & Woodman
John Connor