What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Several events on tap over the next three weeks

Phoenixville has a cure for all of you who are looking for something to do on the weekend. At least for the next three weeks. No less that four pretty big events dot the calendar in that time period. It all starts on Friday night with the May First Friday festivities. If the weather reports are correct this could be the first one with decent weather in quite awhile. Unfortunately I do not have any details but I would imagine it'll have quite a turnout as people will be enjoying what should be a beautiful spring evening.

The next event will be held the very next day. The first annual 'Springtime in Paris' fair will be held on Saturday, May 5th. The fair gets its name from the rumor that steel made in Phoenixville was used in the construction of the Eiffel Tower. The fair was organized by Paul Oliver, owner of Wolfgang Books, and Richard Holck Sr, owner of Artisans Gallery & Cafe. The fair will consist of 'strolling musicians, a fashion show, and wine, beer and cheese tastings.' It runs from 1-9pm with several local businesses participating. See the link below for more information.

On May 12th, another 'first annual' will come to Phoenixville. The Celtic Street Fair will take over Bridge St. from 10am-6:30pm and will feature Scottish bands, Celtic food and Irish step dance lessons for children. It is being sponsored by USA Kilts and will feature a performance by 'Enter the Haggis' who will be playing a show at The Colonial Theatre at 7:30 that night.

Finally, the 56th annual Dogwood Parade will be taking place on May 19th. The parade, which starts at Franklin and High St and winds its way through Phoenixville, will feature Dogwood Queen Maria Konstantinidis.

For more information on all of these, please see the article from this Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's ironic that Phoenixville is hosting a French-themed festival on Cinco de Mayo, considering this is the date the French Army was defeated in battle at Puebla, Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Although you mentioned the weekend Dogwood parade, it should also be said to interested families that the Dogwood Festival runs from May 14 through May 20.