With over 25 languages spoken throughout the 9 mile square city, it is no surprise to find so many global flavors in Downtown and throughout Norwich - a city rich in culture, delightfully vibrant and surprisingly captivating. Roses do come in many colors and with the City of Norwich proudly living up to its nickname ‘The Rose of New England’, residents and visitors alike will agree that the global vibe in Norwich brings incredible energy.

Global City Norwich Polish Festival
Global City Norwich Cape Verdean DJ
Global City Norwich Haitian Festival

Norwich is comprised of 16 neighborhoods: Bean Hill, East Great Plains (or Westside), East Side, Greenville, Jail Hill, Laurel Hill, Norwichtown, Occum, Ox Hill, Plain Hill, Taftville, Thamesville, Union Street and City Hall Square, Washington Streetand Browadway, Yantic and the heart of the city...Downtown Norwich also known as Chelsea. Every neighborhood is as unique as the other. Celebrations and holidays have been the very fabric weaving longtime traditions through the generations of immigrants and native born residents from when the city was established in 1659.

Global City Norwich Peruvian Festival Kids
Global City Norwich Polish Fest Couple
Global City Norwich Broadway
Global City Norwich Music

Global City Norwich continues to honor every culture, every tradition new and old and to uphold the city’s pride in all we do to support and collaborate with the community.

Global City Norwich will be hosting several Downtown festivals and we welcome you to the experience. Every festival highlights live music, food, art, and dance as we embrace the uniqueness of the many cultures that thrive in our city. Every festival is one of a kind. Downtown Norwich is THE destination where fun and culture meet and the heart of the city beats strong.

Our Sponsor

Great big THANK YOU to the Chelsea Groton Foundation for all the support and generosity. Global City Norwich will forever appreciate the positive impact you have made in Downtown Norwich creating unforgettable legacy.

Other Sponsors

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