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Empire Kings
Wassa Pan Africa Dance Ensemble
The Blind Spots
Circus Culture
Photo by Ed Dittenhoefer
Road Man
Big Mean I-Town Revue
Ithaca Ballet
The Sim Redmond Band
Photo by Ed Dittenhoefer


Save the Ithaca Festival!

To achieve these goals, we are turning to the community. If you enjoy this early celebration of summertime, participate in or look forward to the annual Festival Parade, and believe that supporting local artists of all genres and ages is important, then we encourage you to help us sustain our Festival. Whether you can afford $5 or $25 or $100 or some amount even more generous, your donation will ensure the future of the Ithaca Festival and Parade. Our goal is to raise $30,000 by the end of the year.

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Support Ithaca Festival

By Josh Dolan, February 6, 2018

As the Ithaca Festival gears up for 2018, we would like to ask you, our friends of the festival, for support. We are committed to making the festival accessible to each and every person who attends by keeping it free, the same way it has been for 41 years! What may not be apparent is that the festival strives to be self sufficient year to year, generating funds through sales of our merch, vendor fees, beverage sales, and sponsorships. Those funds pay for festival staff, sound engineers and equipment, performers, security, rent, and all the other costs that go into making a successful event. For the first time, we are asking you, our friends, to help us continue to celebrate the artist in everyone! During the months of January and February, cash flow has traditionally been very low, and so we are seeking to crowdfund our running costs for the month and start a new tradition. We have a goal of raising $7,000 by March 1st through donations and sponsorships.

Show your love for Ithaca Festival and donate today or email about sponsorship opportunities!

Together we can work toward creating a truly sustainable festival for years to come. As a thank you, we will be offering prizes if you fill out our donor survey here. Thank you and happy February!

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