Sponsorship Opportunities in Harvard Square
Partner with the Harvard Square Business Association
and reach your target audience!
The Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA) produces over 80 events annually, consisting of concerts, holiday celebrations, street festivals, and more. Attended by upwards of 200,000 people, our annual MayFair street festival, now in its 28th year, and Oktoberfest, celebrating 33 years, are more robust than ever before. In addition, the HSBA produces one-off events centered solely on an individual business or company’s product(s) and/or service(s). Our events attract a vibrant cross section of university students, young professionals, families, city dwellers (from both Boston and Cambridge), suburbanites and tourists alike.
All of our sponsorships are customizable and tailored to fit your needs. Some of the benefits of sponsorship include:
- Advertisements in local periodicals and newspapers.
- Press releases and articles in local and regional newspapers and their online counterparts (daily, weekly, monthly), regional magazines, college publications, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau Events Guide, Cambridge Office for Tourism and the City of Cambridge website.
- Themed inserts dedicated to Harvard Square events included in print media.
- Inclusion on our website, www.harvardsquare.com which attracts approximately 40,000 visitors monthly.
- Updates on sponsor participation on social marketing tools, including Facebook and Twitter.
- Email promotion to our members.
- Logo placement on posters and banners that are placed strategically throughout the Square.
- Premiere locations at our festivals to distribute information and/or samples of your product or services.
- Product exclusivity at events.
- Ability to canvass the crowd.
- Applicable permitting completed by the Association.
To learn more about sponsorships and how to maximize your marketing initiatives, please contact:
Marketing and Events Manager
We look forward to partnering with you!
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Harvard Square and Environs – At a Glance Demographics
Harvard Square/02138 Zip Code Demographic Data
Population 33, 930
Median Age 29.41
Households 13, 284
Households with Children 2,300
Employment, Income and Education
White Collar 28,279
Blue Collar 4,211
Average Household Income $100,174
Median Household Income 68,003
Median Home Sale Price $470,000
Bachelor’s Degree 50%
Graduate Degree 33%
Retail Market, Guest Rooms, Student Population
The Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce rates Harvard Square as the third best retail market in the state. There are more than 350 businesses in a ¼ square mile with average sales of $330/ square foot.
There are 8,500 guest rooms available in close proximity to the Square at average annual occupancy of 92%.
Harvard University has a seasonal student population of 20,320.
Harvard Square is conveniently located on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Red Line.
Approximately 20,100 Red Line passengers embark or disembark daily at the Harvard Square station.
The Red line connects Alewife Station, which has a large parking facility for commuters, to Harvard Square, downtown Boston and several suburban towns.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Demographic Data
Family Households 17,615 (41.3%)
Median market rate sales price of single family home $682,500
Population 108, 771
Under 18 13.3%
Median Age 30.4
Average Family Size 2.05
No High School Diploma 5.7%
HS Diploma or Equivalent 11.2%
Less Than 4 Years of College 11.4%
Bachelor Degree of Higher 71.7%
Median Household Income $62,062
Average Annual Wage $88,400
Total Jobs in Cambridge 104,586
Universities in Cambridge
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
These 4 institutions have a total of 14,299 undergraduate and 20,642 graduate students
10 of the largest universities within a 10 mile radius of Harvard Square
University of Massachusetts – Boston
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Bunker Hill Community College
Combined enrollment – 149,023
Boston/Cambridge Travel & Tourism Visitor Statistics
Total annual domestic and overseas visitors to Boston and Cambridge 19.3M
Total annual domestic and overseas visitors (including day trippers) to metro area 23.6M
Total annual international visitors to Boston and Cambridge 1,140,000
Total spending impact from domestic and international visitors $7.2B
Boston’s Logan International Airport is 5.82 miles from Harvard Square. Visitors arriving at the airport can reach the Square directly via Boston’s subway system, the T.
Distance from Regional Areas
Approximate driving distances to Cambridge
Providence, Rhode Island 50 miles
Concord, New Hampshire 75 miles
Hartford, Connecticut 115 miles
New York, New York 235 miles
A hard copy of this information and additional demographic data is available upon request.