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.