Become a Festival Sponsor

The Finger Lakes International Dragon Boat Festival is made possible by the Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Board. Please support our Sponsors and Supporters.

Make a gift to support the Ithaca Asian American Association (IAAA). Your commitment allows IAAA to promote, educate, and celebrate Asian and Asian American culture in Upstate New York. It is a great opportunity to participate in this unique cultural celebration on the Ithaca waterfront.

Why Should I Support the Festival?

Community Goodwill

Promote goodwill within the community by supporting a family-friendly, multicultural festival.

Increase Communication and Engagement with Your Community

The festival will allow you to reach a large, targeted population. Festival-goers will engage with your products and services.

Outstanding Outreach Climate

9 out of 10 attendees spend more than three hours at the festival. We are one of the signature summer festivals that brings the entire family together — where they can gain first-hand knowledge about your organization, your product and services.

Build Your Database

You may use your booths at the festival to conduct research, solicit feedback and build client database.

Intense Media Publicity and on-Site Exposure

Your logo will ride free in prints and broadcast advertising purchased by the festival.

Partnership Opportunities

Presentation Sponsor – Gold Dragon Sponsor, $10,000

  • The Community Division named after the Sponsor
  • Community Division’s Championship cup engraved with Sponsor’s name
  • Sponsor will be given opportunities to present the Championship Cup to its Community Division winners
  • Inclusion of sponsor’s message in event souvenir program (approximately 200 words provided by Sponsor)
  • Acknowledged as Gold Dragon Sponsor with logo on poster
  • Acknowledged as Gold Dragon Sponsor on TV and radio advertising
  • Acknowledged as Gold Dragon Sponsor in pamphlet, newsletter and website
  • A full‐page advertisement in the souvenir program
  • A hotlink from the Festival’s website to sponsor’s website
  • Invitation to the eye‐dotting ceremony
  • Provide provision for Sponsors to supply and display 4 banners at the Performance area, Family Activities, Officials’ Area and Marshalling area where teams gathered before racing
  • Provide provision for Sponsors to set up booth to promote its products and company
  • Two community teams registration
  • Three standard on‐water practices for Sponsor. (Great Team building opportunity for your organization)

Silver Dragon Sponsor $5,000

  • Inclusion of sponsor’s message on program souvenir program (approximately 200 words provided by Sponsor)
  • Acknowledged as Silver Dragon Sponsor with logo on poster
  • Acknowledged as Silver Dragon Sponsor in pamphlet, newsletter and website
  • A hotlink from the Festival’s website to Sponsor’s website
  • A half page advertisement in the event’s souvenir program
  • Opportunities for announcement of corporate messages to the public throughout the two‐day event
  • Provide provision for Sponsors to supply and display 2 banners at the Performance area, and Marshalling area where teams gathered before racing
  • Provide provision for Sponsors to set up booth to promote its products and company
  • Invitation to the eye‐dotting ceremony
  • One community team registration
  • Three standard on‐water‐practices for sponsor (Great Team building opportunity for your organization)

Bronze Dragon sponsor $1,000

  • Inclusion of sponsor’s message on program souvenir program (approximately 200 words provided by Sponsor)
  • Acknowledged as Bronze Dragon Sponsor with logo on poster
  • Acknowledged as Bronze Dragon Sponsor in pamphlet, newsletter and website
  • A hotlink from the Festival’s website to Sponsor’s website
  • A quarter page, black and white advertisement in the event’s souvenir program
  • Invitation to the eye‐dotting ceremony
  • Provisions for Sponsor to supply and display 1 banner at the Performance area
  • Provide provision for Sponsors to set up booth to promote its products and company

Friends of the FLIDBF $500

  • Acknowledged as Friends of FLIDBF logo on poster
  • Acknowledged as Friends of FLIDBF
  • A hotlink from the Festival’s website to Friends of the FLIDBF website
  • A quarter page in the event’s souvenir program

Your commitment allows IAAA to host the annual Finger Lakes International Dragon Boat Festival as a way to promote, educate, and celebrate Asian and Asian American heritage and cultures in Upstate New York. Join us in this unique cultural celebration of the summer on Ithaca's waterfront.

How to Become a Sponsor

If you are interested and/or have questions about how to become a festival sponsor, please contact us or call Siv Somchanhmavong at (607) 280-1280 or email sivilay2010@gmail.com.

You can also download our 2013 Sponsorship Package.