About RI Cape Verdean Heritage
The Rhode Island Cape Verdean Sub-Committee is a charitable 501-C3 organization governed by the RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. The Sub-Committee serves as a vessel for preserving the rich heritage of Cape Verdean emigrants and their families who reside in the New England region of the United States, as well as celebrating the culture of Cape Verdeans in the United States and throughout the world. Recently, the Sub-committe has expanded its efforts to include community outreach and charity initiatives that will enlighten and empower its community.
The Sub-committee is also responsible for the planning of the annual Independence Day Festival, the oldest celebration of the Cape Verdean community in the United States. We've been celebrating our independence since 1975.
The Independence Day Festival preserves Cape Verdean culture and celebrates Cape Verdean heritage. The festival goes from noon to dusk and features traditional music, dance and food, along with cultural, health/wellness and educational tents. The festival also features arts & crafts from local artists, including various activities specifically for children. Previous years festivals have met with great success, providing a fun, safe, and culturally-enriched atmosphere for the greater community. The events have been memorable, with crowds of thousands coming out to experience the culture of the Cape Verde Islands.
Assistance from volunteers and sponsors make a significant impact on the success of this festival for our community. Funds raised cover upfront festival costs such as park rental, security, sound and entertainment, various cultural tents and more! Not only do these partnerships help us to promote Cape Verdean heritage and culture, but they also help us shine light on the unity and strength of the local businesses in the area that are patronized by the Cape Verdean community.
By sponsoring the Annual Cape Verdean Independence Day Festival, your company’s name will appear in the festival’s sponsorship booklet which will be distributed to thousands who attend the festival. As a major sponsor you may also select to have your company’s name prominently displayed on a stage banner and mentioned on any radio, TV and print promotions. You will also be given booth space to promote your business. Please see the next page for various sponsorship options and prices. We thank you in advance for your support. Help us make the next Annual Cape Verdean Independence Day Festival the best ever.