Kate Hastings
 

Festivals & Events Credits

Kate Hastings has been instrumental in planning, management, marketing, and development services for organizations and programs such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Final 4 Men’s Basketball Championship (Administrative Director), Seattle SEAFAIR (President & CEO), the Vatican’s World Youth Day for Pope John Paul II (Director of Events & Marketing), U.S. Figure Skating Association (Director of Competition & Membership Development), Downtown Denver Partnership (Vice President of Events & Marketing), Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. (Public Relations Manager & Field Director), along with planning and facilitating for hundreds of community and people-based programs throughout the United States. She provides turn-key direction and production of the award-winning Tempe Festival of the Arts (Managing Director) and Tempe’s Fantasy of Lights Parade and Boat Parade.


The following is a list of Kate’s Festival & Event experience:

  • Managing Director, Tempe Festivals of the Arts, Mill Avenue District, Tempe, AZ

  • Managing Director, Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade, Mill Avenue District, Tempe, AZ

  • Managing Director, Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade, Mill Avenue District, Tempe, AZ

  • Co-Creator, Public & Private Space Activation Program, Mill Avenue District, Tempe, AZ

  • Marketing, Collateral, Fundraising, and Program Development Services, Tempe Festivals of the Arts, Tempe, AZ

  • Marketing, Collateral, Fundraising, and Program Development Services, Fantasy of Lights Opening Night & Boat Parade, Tempe, AZ

  • Facilitator and Planner, Signature Event Identity, Gilbert Small Business Alliance, Gilbert, AZ

  • Contract Planner, Tempe’s Block Party, New Year’s Eve Celebration, Tempe, AZ

  • Contract Planner, The Green at the Mill, event and concert venue, Mill Avenue District, Tempe, AZ

  • Marketing and Collateral Services, Mill Avenue District’s semi-annual Walk Through History, Tempe, AZ

  • Producer, Mill Avenue Masquerade, a Halloween restaurant and bar promotion for the Mill Avenue District, Tempe, AZ

  • Co-Producer and Creator, Topeka Jazz Festival All-Star Academy youth education program for high school jazz musicians; Topeka Performing Arts Center; Topeka, KS

  • Co-Collaborator and Marketing, Topeka Jazz Festival, Topeka Performing Arts Center; Topeka, KS

  • Collaborating Producer, The Grape Escape Wine Tasting and Auction, fundraising event at Topeka Performing Arts Center; Topeka, KS

  • Co-Producer, The Sheffel Theater Clinic; Topeka Performing Arts Center; Topeka, KS

  • Co-Producer, Young Artists of the Year Awards Program, Topeka Performing Arts Center; Topeka, KS

  • Collaborator, Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays, Topeka Performing Arts Center; Topeka, KS

  • Co-Producer, Street smART Downtown Litter Receptacle Art Program, Standing Tall (a Giraffe Project program), and the Mural Project in joint partnership with the Frey Museum of Art, Seattle, WA for Seattle Rotary #4 (the world’s largest and 4th oldest Rotary club); Seattle, WA

  • Producer and Creator, SummerFest featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Seattle, WA

  • Producer, Fan Jam; National Association of Basketball Coaches; Seattle, WA

  • Co-Producer and LOC Member, NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship, Seattle, WA

  • Director, Volunteer Management, NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship, Seattle, WA

  • Producer, Yes Clinics; in-school youth education program for the National Association of Basketball Coaches; Seattle, WA

  • Producer, Street Decoration Program; NCAA Final Four, Seattle, WA

  • Producer, VIP Memento System; NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship; Seattle, WA

  • Producer and Director, SEAFAIR Torchlight Parade and live telecast; Seattle, WA

  • Producer and Director, Texaco Cup at SEAFAIR Unlimited Hydroplane Race; Seattle, WA

  • Producer and Director, SEAFAIR Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels; Seattle, WA

  • Co-Producer, SEAFAIR U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Fleet Arrival and Public Tours; Seattle, WA

  • Producer and Director, SEAFAIR Grand Balloon Parade and live telecast; Bellevue, WA

  • Producer and Director, SEAFAIR Torchlight 8-K Run (TAC certified); Seattle, WA

  • Co-Producer, SEAFAIR Clown Landing; Seattle, WA

  • Co-Producer, SEAFAIR Pirates Landing; Seattle, WA

  • Producer and Director, SEAFAIR Milk Carton Derby; Seattle, WA

  • Producer and Director, Global Seattle International Youth Symposium; Seattle, WA

  • Producer and Director, Special People’s Holiday Cruise (world’s largest lighted boat parade);

  • Lake Union and Lake Washington; Seattle, WA

  • Founder and Director, SEAFAIR Community Event Council; Puget Sound Area, WA (Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Issaquah, Kent, Federal Way, Bellevue, Redmond, Shoreline, etc.)

  • Producer and Director, International Festival Exchange Program; Seattle, WA; involving sister cities Kobe, Japan; Mazatlan, Mexico; and, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; throughout the communities of the Pacific Northwest, for the SEAFAIR Foundation, Inc.

  • Producer, Papal Welcome Ceremony; Mile High Stadium; for World Youth Day; Denver, CO

  • Producer, Papal and Presidential Airport Arrival and Departure Ceremonies; for World Youth Day; Denver, CO

  • Producer, World Youth Day Catechetical Event Logistics Coordination; Denver, CO

  • Producer, World Youth Day Entertainment Events; Denver, CO

  • Producer, Papal Pilgrimage; for World Youth Day; Denver, CO

  • Producer, Papal Overnight Vigil; World Youth Day; Cherry Creek State Park; Littleton, CO

  • Producer, Papal Mass; World Youth Day; Cherry Creek State Park; Littleton, CO

  • Co-Producer, Operation Desert Storm Welcome Home Parade and Events, City of Denver; Denver, CO

  • Collaborator and LOC Member, Denver International Airport Grand Opening; New World Airport Commission; Denver, CO

  • Producer, Aztec Downtown, scale construction of pyramid and associated activities downtown, with Aztec historical artifact exhibition, Denver Museum of Natural History; Denver, CO

  • Creator, Co-Producer, International Busker Festival; Denver, CO

  • Collaborator, Colorado International Festival; Denver, CO

  • Co-Producer, Grand Opening of the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre; Denver CO

  • Producer, Colorado Family Festival; for the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre Opening; Denver, CO

  • Collaborator, Easy Streets Downtown Parking Program and Community Awareness Campaign, Denver, CO

  • Co-Producer/Collaborator, Baseball Day; promotional event for Coors Stadium bond initiative vote; Denver, CO

  • Producer, Creekfront Renovation Grand Opening; Denver, CO

  • Collaborator, Urban Folly Competition and Installation; with architect Michael Graves, judge; Denver, CO

  • Co-Producer, Lower Downtown (LoDo) Gallery Crawl; Denver, CO

  • Collaborator, 16th Street Mall Business Improvement District Campaign; Denver, CO

  • Collaborator, Rocky Mountain News Downtown Open House; Denver, CO

  • Co-Designer/Co-Producer, Downtown Holiday Decoration Program; Denver, CO

  • Producer, Art Partnership Events including Art Partnership Stair Climb, The Art of Craft Sale, and Corporate Lobby Displays; Denver, CO

  • Co-Producer/Collaborator, Bronco Super Bowl Parade & Celebration for the City of Denver; Denver, CO

  • Producer and Director, Festival of Mountain and Plain...A Taste of Colorado; Denver, CO

  • Producer and Director, Parade of Lights and live telecast; Denver, CO

  • Producer, Director, Collaborator of downtown’s weekly, seasonal Farmers’ Market; Denver, CO

  • Collaborator and Producer, Denver Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert Series; Denver, CO

  • Producer and Director, Cinco de Mayo Celebration; Denver, CO

  • Producer and Director, Downtown Goes Ghoulish children’s Halloween costumed parade and activities; Denver, CO

  • Collaborator and Producer, National Western Stock Show Parade; Denver, CO

  • Creator and Producer, The Bus Bench Art Project and Auction; Denver, CO

  • Creator and Producer, ChristmasFest; Denver, CO

  • Producer and Director, Annual Downtown Awards Dinner, including Nomination and Jury Process; Denver, CO

  • Collaborator and Co-Producer, Martin Luther King Luncheon; City of Denver and Martin Luther King Committee; Denver, CO

  • Creator and Producer, Summer In The City tourism promotion, with The Denver Post; Denver, CO

  • Creator and Producer, Holiday In The City tourism promotion, with The Denver Post and the Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau; Denver, CO

  • Designer and Producer, 16th Street Mall Street Banner Program and tourism welcome campaign (pedestrian level and overhead banners; directing design and engineering); Denver, CO

  • Creator and Producer, Downtown Mural Project; Denver, CO

  • Producer, Annual Membership Meeting, Downtown Denver Partnership; Denver, CO

  • Creator, Producer and Director, Empty Storefront Window Project; Denver, CO

  • Producer and Director, 4th of July Blast; Denver, CO

  • Producer and Director, U.S. Figure Skating Championships; Baltimore, MD

  • Creator, Producer and Director, NutraSweet National Ice Skating Month and associated activities; U.S. Figure Skating Association, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Administrative Director, NCAA Midwest Regional Basketball Championship; Kansas City, MO

  • Producer, U.S. Figure Skating Championships; Denver, CO

  • Collaborator and Co-Producer, Kansas City Spirit Festival; Kansas City, MO

  • Creator and Producer, Out-To-Lunch Concert Series at Barney Allis Plaza; Kansas City, MO

  • Creator and Producer, K.C. Masterpiece Barbecue Contest for the K.C. Spirit Festival; Kansas City, MO

  • Collaborator and Co-Producer, Democratic National Mock Convention, Bartle Hall; Kansas City, MO

  • Producer, Country Club Plaza Relighting Event; unique in the history of the Plaza; Kansas City, MO

  • Co-Founder, Producer, and Director, U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Kansas City; Kansas City, MO

  • Collaborator and Co-Producer, Children’s Miracle Network Telethon; Kansas City, MO and Wichita, KS

  • Creator, Designer and Producer, Light Up Kansas City; Kansas City, MO

  • Collaborator and Co-Producer, Royals Baseball World Series Parade and Pep Rally; City of Kansas City; Kansas City, MO

  • Collaborator and Co-Producer, Campbell’s Soup Night at Crown Center Plaza Ice Arena; Kansas City, MO