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Become a Sponsor

We truly believe that creating a vibrant and fun Downtown will encourage visitors who would not normally visit the city to attend, and come back again because of the good experience.

Continue reading below to learn more and scroll all the way down to access sponsor levels for 2022.

Why Sponsor 

Norwich Events Organization is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 all-volunteer committee that organizes community events for the citizens of Norwich and our surrounding community.  These events are funded 100% by tax-deductible donations. Our mission is to further the economic prosperity of the City of Norwich, CT and the surrounding region through improving the vibrancy and quality of life through community events.

Each year it takes about $60,000 to produce our 3 major events. Typically in a normal year, about 50% would come from sponsorships and donations and 50% would come from other events and fundraisers. Due to COVID, we have unfortunately not been able to host any of the events that would typically bring in funds.

We have no paid staff, so 100% of the funds we raise through events and sponsorships go towards producing and advertising the Norwich St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival, the Norwich Harbor Fireworks and the Winterfest Parade. These events bring thousands of people to downtown Norwich and the businesses located there.

What is interesting about the Norwich Events Organization that sets us apart from other organizations within the City, is that members of Downtown businesses sit on the committee and participate in the planning and organization of these events.  We also have a strong partnership with the City of Norwich and the Norwich Police Department.  These relationships allow us to make sure we are fulfilling our mission.

In a normal year, to help fund the organization we also have many paid events that highlight businesses in the City such as the St. Pats Gala, Ron Aliano Service Awards, Soup Challenge, and Wreath Classes. But we also organize 3 yearly pub crawls for the bars in downtown, 80’s, Oktoberfest and SantaCon.

We truly believe that creating a vibrant and fun Downtown will encourage visitors who would not normally visit the city to attend, and come back again because of the good experience.

Your support can leave a lasting effect on these businesses, and get your brand in front of thousands of people annually. Our average numbers for event attendance based on calculations from the Norwich Police Department are:

Saint Patrick’s Parade – 7,000

Norwich Harbor Fireworks – 15,000

Winterfest Parade – 5,000