Wednesday April 19, 2017

Entergy Renews Sponsorship for 2017 Harborfest Fireworks

Annual celebration marks its 30th year

    For many of the hundreds of thousands of people who travel to Oswego for its annual Harborfest, the breathtaking Saturday night fireworks spectacular by Grucci is indisputably the highlight of their weekend.


    This year, the incredible pyrotechnics have a special meaning. Entergy Nuclear, a longtime sponsor of the display, has committed to sponsoring the fireworks for Harborfest’s 30th anniversary celebration.


    The 30th Oswego Harborfest will take place from July 27-July 30. The festival will provide free music and entertainment from nationally known and local acts, and a wide array of food and other vendors.


    “I’m honored that my second year as executive director falls on such a special anniversary for Harborfest,” said Oswego Harborfest Executive Director Peter Myles. “The Entergy-sponsored Grucci fireworks are a huge draw for thousands of locals and tourists, so I’m really excited to see them put on an exceptional show for our 30th birthday.”


    Entergy, which formerly owned the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, has sponsored the fireworks for 16 years and pledged to do so again for the 30th anniversary event, Myles noted.


    “FitzPatrick employees have a long-standing tradition of supporting the event with countless volunteer hours behind the scenes,” Myles said.


    “We are thankful that support will continue and is encouraged by the plant’s new owner, Exelon Generation, which also operates Nine Mile Point Units 1 and 2 nuclear plants,” he added.


    Harborfest is one of the few admission-free music festivals in the country. It was founded with the mission of creating nationally recognized festivals and events that attract and engage a broad and diverse audience, celebrate and build community, and advance economic development in Oswego.


    “It would not be possible to continue the event without the massive continued support received from the city of Oswego, businesses, organizations, government entities, and individuals and family members,” Myles said.


    To learn more about the Entergy-sponsored Grucci Fireworks Spectacular, about sponsorship opportunities, about Harborfest itself, or to contribute to the support of this region-wide event, contact Harborfest offices at 41 Lake St., Oswego, NY 13126 or visit the Harborfest website at

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 156

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