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When

Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM EDT
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 9:30 PM EDT

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Where

Downtown Southport 
Southport, NC 28461  

 
 

Contact

Karen Sphar 
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 
910-457-6964 
events@southport-oakisland.com 
 

N.C. 4th of July Festival Needs Your Support...

Where would you be on the 4th of July if the 4th of July Festival, the official celebration for the state of North Carolina wasn’t held?

For over 200 years Southport has celebrated our nation’s independence in full fare. The celebration has grown from colonial times when ships lay anchor in her harbor and shot their cannons to today’s festival. The  positive economic impact for the area, its businesses, quality of life and sense of community has never been professionally studied; however, the 40,000-50,000 people who come every year surely bring their purses along and enjoy the area to its fullest.   Unlike many festivals, there are absolutely no charges for anyone to attend our patriotic events.

Thank you so much for your previous support.  We are asking all area businesses, organizations and even individuals to participate by becoming a sponsor this year or consider increasing their past support. There are various levels of sponsorships to fit varying budgets. Expenses for the festival are managed very well; however, costs continue to rise while sponsorships have not. Just the grand finale of the incredible fireworks display costs $22,250 and represents 26% of the expense budget. The festival needs to increase sponsorships in order to continue to be the event that thousands of people travel to be a part of, residences line-up their chairs for, immigrants become citizens at, news media report on and memories are created.

The festival is completely financed by our generous sponsors and is run by many volunteers who enjoy giving of their time for the community.

Help us continue to be the festival people come to each year to bathe in the richness of the spirit of commemorating Old Glory, celebrating our nation’s birthday and for the days of the festival coming together as a community and celebrating the privilege we have not only as Americans but as residents, organizations, business owners and corporations living and doing business in Southport, NC!

Sponsorship levels from $100 to $2,500 are available. Sponsorships not only help support the festival they give you and/or your business exposure through advertising and website.

2017 N.C. 4th of July Festival Sponsorship Packages 

PLATINUM EVENT SPONSOR:

______ Platinum Event Sponsorship - $2500 - Choice of one (1) of the following events to sponsor:

____   June 25     Opening Ceremonies

_____ June 25      Military Band Concert

____    July 2-4      Hospitality Headquarters

____     July 2-4      Arts & Crafts

____     July 2-4      Food Concessions

            ____    July 2         A Salute to Veterans

_____    July 1        Beach Day Concert

____    July 2         Children’s Entertainment

____    July 2          Waterfront Entertainment

____    July 3          Waterfront Entertainment(Street Dance)

____    July 3          Naturalization Ceremony (4:00pm)

____    July 4           Flag Raising Ceremony (10:45am)

____    July 4           Festival Parade  (11:00am)

          ____    July 4        Waterfront Entertainment

           ____    July 4           Festival Fireworks  (9:00pm)

In addition to sponsoring one of the above events, packages included the following:

 PLATINUM COMPLIMENTARY ITEMS:      

  • 4 vehicle passes for reserved parking @ Taylor Field on July 4
  • 4 access passes to VIP Hospitality Building during the festival
  • 4 tickets to the VIP Reviewing Stand on July 4
  • Full float in the Festival Parade

PLATINUM PUBLICITY:

  • Maximum exposure to the crowd.  Space near the event you are sponsoring for you to distribute your company’s literature and promotional items. Space is limited and is only available during the event times you are sponsoring. First come first serve.
  • Company name on LED Sign above stage.
  • Company Logo on Plexcore Sponsor Board. This Board will rotate locations during festival.
  • Company name published in the festival’s display ad. These ads are placed in The State Port Pilot – June 7th, June 14th, June 21st  
  • Business name listed in the Thank You advertisement in The State Port Pilot and Southport Magazine.
  • Company logo with link to your website on Sponsor Page of festival website: www.nc4thofjuly.com with 140 characters of copy.   Logo must be provided electronically at 72 dpi, 225 pixels wide X 180 pixels tall.
  • Company logo with link to your website on the Event Page of the event you have chosen to sponsor on festival website.  Example: http://www.nc4thofjuly.com/festival_events/festival_parade.html
  • Company name published as the sponsor of the corresponding event on festival website calendar of events.
  • Company may provide a feather banner with your logo to be displayed during the festival in the Main Stage entertainment area.

GOLD FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP

______ Gold Festival Sponsorship - $1500:

GOLD COMPLIMENTARY ITEMS:   

  • 2 vehicle passes for reserved parking @ Taylor Field on July 4
  • 2 access passes to VIP Hospitality Building during the festival
  • 2 tickets to the VIP Reviewing Stand on July 4

GOLD PUBLICITY:

  • Company name published in the festival’s display ad. These ads are placed in The State Port Pilot – June 7th, June 14th, June 21st  
  • Business name listed in the Thank You advertisement in The State Port Pilot and Southport Magazine.  
  • Company logo with link to your website on Sponsor Page of festival website: www.nc4thofjuly.com with 140 characters of copy.   Logo must be provided electronically at 72 dpi, 225 pixels wide X 180 pixels tall.
  • Company name on LED Sign above stage.
  • Company Name on Plexcore Sponsor Board. This Board will rotate locations during festival.
  • Company may provide a feather banner with your logo to be displayed during the festival in the Main Stage entertainment area.
FESTIVAL SILVER PATRONS:

 _______ Festival Silver Patron - $750

Silver Patrons Complimentary Items:

  • 1 vehicle passes for reserved parking @ Taylor Field on July 4
  • 2 access passes to VIP Hospitality Building during the festival
  • 2 tickets to the VIP Reviewing Stand on July 4

Silver Patron Publicity:

  • Company name published in the festival’s display ad. These ads are placed in The State Port Pilot – June 7th, June 14th  & June 21st 
  • Business name listed in the Thank You advertisement in The State Port Pilot and Southport Magazine.
  • Company logo with link to your website on Sponsor Page of festival website: www.nc4thofjuly.com with 140 characters of copy.   Logo must be provided electronically at 72 dpi, 225 pixels wide X 180 pixels tall.
  • Company Name on Plexcore Sponsor Board. This Board will rotate locations during festival.

FESTIVAL BRONZE PATRON:

________ Festival Bronze Patron - $500

Bronze Patrons will receive PUBLICITY:

  • Company name published in the festival’s display ad. These ads are placed in The State Port Pilot – June 7th, June 14th & June 21st
  • Business name listed in the Thank You advertisement in The State Port Pilot and Southport Magazine. 
  • Company Name on Plexcore Sponsor Board. This Board will rotate locations during festival.
  • 2 access passes to VIP Hospitality Building during the festival.

FESTIVAL FREEDOM PATRON:

_______Festival Freedom Patron - $250

Festival Freedom Sponsors will receive PUBLICITY:

  • Company name published in one festival’s display ad. This ad is placed in The State Port Pilot – June June 14th
  • Business name listed in the Thank You advertisement in The State Port Pilot and Southport Magazine.

FESTIVAL PATRIOT SPONSORS

 Business Patriot:

______Business Patriot - $100

  • Business name listed in the Thank You advertisement in The State Port Pilot and Southport Magazine.
      

Individual or Family Patriots:

 ____Family Patriot - $100

  • Business name listed in the Thank You advertisement in The State Port Pilot and Southport Magazine.