First Friday

Looking for something to do after Memorial Day? Look no further than your own backyard! This spot is brought to you by Carnevale Eustis Architects, Inc. On July the 6th , the borough of Phoenixville is holding a celebration called First Friday, where live music, restaurants, local artists, and unique boutiques are all featured, so you can experience the full force of what this former steel town has to offer. Phoenixville also boasts one of the highest numbers of “Breweries per capita” in the nation, and holds the top spot for “most breweries per square foot”. On Phoenixville’s Bridge street, and walking 2,000 feet throughout the course of a night you’ll see 4 breweries, with another just a b

We've Got Your July 4th Plans Covered

Next Wednesday is the 4th of July, and we have your Fireworks plans already covered. As in prior years, Phoenixville’s fireworks show will take place at Friendship field…. which is located on the corner of Fillmore Street and Franklin Avenue. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 6 PM for refreshments, which includes carnival food favorites like funnel cake and French fries. The Fireworks display will begin at 9 and should run to 9:15. The Display will be organized and executed by D & M Ltd., Parking will be available in a few locations: the lot behind the reservoir at Reservoir park, Franklin Commons, the Santa Anna Club, and at the Bethel Baptist Church on Fairview Street. But be sure to brin

"Follies and Fountains" Summer Offer

With the summer season officially here, Winterthur, in conjunction with Longwood Gardens, is offering a program called “Follies and Fountains”. Starting now and running until August 31st, the offer is good for admission to both Longwood Gardens and Winterthur Museum for the special offer price of $34, which is a 20% saving off of regular admission to both gardens. The Follies at Winterthur include the “Enchanted Woods”, an award-winning garden for kids, and an introductory tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s mansion. It is located on Route 52 in Winterthur, Delaware. The Fountains at Longwood Gardens include the main fountain garden, the enchanting Italian Water Garden, and Open-Air theatre foun

2018 Camp Unforgettable

A local summer camp recently started up again, and they’re making sure the kids are taking some responsibility on how to govern themselves. Camp Unforgettable, a summer camp that takes place at Barkley Elementary School, just elected their officials. Sworn in by Phoenixville’s Mayor Peter Urscheler, the oath they took was very similar to the one he took himself when he was elected. Phoenixville Communities That Care and The Phoenixville Recreation Department are partnering to provide a camp atmosphere that combine games, arts and crafts, and sports, along with some special guests, all supervised by an experienced staff. Congratulations to all the officials, and have a great summer!

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Attention all Balloonatics! The 12th annual Chester County Balloon Festival is taking flight once more, so come on down and enjoy the ride! Come be a part of a community that’s been around for 235 years! The first working balloon was made with paper-lined silk in 1783, and ever since then people have been captivated by those colorful envelopes of hot air! The festival itself will take place over the course of this weekend at the New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon, and the first day you can experience is it today the 22nd, running from 4PM until 9PM. Saturday and Sunday’s hours are from 5:30AM to 9:30PM. A day pass costs $15, and for kids 12 and under it’s $10. 20+ Balloons, 100+ vendors, and

Teen Writing Group to be held at Phoenixville Public Library

Novice to experienced teenage student writers are welcome to find their creative voice with other teenage writing enthusiasts, share their ideas and work, find the inspiration and motivation to write, and participate in group critiques during this weekly meet-up. This is for students from the ages of 12 to 18, only. Just drop-in! No previous writing experience is required, or needed. For more information about this program, please contact the facilitator: Sara Chodak at sarachodak@gmail.com

Warren Kampf Safety Expo and Movie Night

Come celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer with a family safety and movie night extravaganza! This spot is brought to you by Frees Insurance State Representative Warren Kampf is hosting an event on Friday the 22nd at Wilson Farm Park in Chesterbrook. The first part of the event will be a family safety expo, where state, county, and local agencies will be presenting important health and safety information. The second part will be a movie night, featuring the comedy “Despicable Me 3.” There will also be a moon bounce, inflatable slide, and live music throughout. This free event starts at 6:30 PM and is designed for the whole family, but you will have to register. To do so, ca

2018 Canal Day at St. Michael's Park

One of the Phoenixville Area’s longest running summer traditions returns for it’s 36th year, and judging by last year’s event, you do not want to miss it! This spot is brought to you by… Canal Day makes its return to St. Michael’s Park in Mont Clare, on Sunday June 24th. Run by the Schuylkill Canal Association, the event is the association’s way to raise awareness of the significance of the Schuylkill Canal, and how it impacts the growth and continued prosperity of the community. Of course, there are a slew of activities planned, similar to prior events, and includes: 5 Mile Schuylkill River trail run Kids fishing derby Canoe and Kayak Races Food Trucks and other food vendors Beer Gardens an

LEGO Stop Motion Workshop

Do you love LEGO’s? Do you want to know how to make them come alive? The Phoenixville Public Library is hosting a Lego stop-motion workshop on Saturday, June 16th, and Saturday June 23rd. Animator Keville Bowen is running the two-day workshop and will teach the basics of stop-motion animation to teens ranging from 6th grade to 12th grade. A tablet device, such as an iPad or Android is needed for this event. Don’t have a tablet? No worries. Participants will be split into groups of three, with each group needing at least 1 device. You must also download the “Stop Motion Studio” app by Cateater before the session. Space is limited, and registration is required, so book your spot now under the

Be Safe This Summer!

School’s out for the summer, and congratulations to everyone who made an impact this year! Even though this is a time for relaxation, there are still some things to keep in mind before you start your summer activities! This spot is brought to you by Benchmark Credit Union The first topic is water safety. The risk of drowning increases during summer months, so taking the time to teach kids how to swim could save their life. While boating, life jackets for kids 12 and under are state required to be worn at all times. While we’re on the topic of water, make sure to drink the recommended 8 to 10 glasses of water, which is about half a gallon a day, to keep your body happy and healthy. The next t

Kimberton Park Party

Looking for a family fun event celebrating the anniversary of a beloved local park? Look no further than in your backyard. This spot is brought to you by: The Kimberton Conference Center. On Saturday, June 16th, East Pikeland Township is hosting a Kimberton Park community event to celebrate the Park’s 20th anniversary. In addition to that, the park is also unveiling the new amphitheater in a ribbon cutting ceremony, which will include a performance by the Springer Studio. The Party starts at 1 pm and runs to 4pm, and features an assortment of family friendly and fun activities. The Elmwood Park Zoo on Wheels is also a part of the festivities and is available from 1 to 3pm. The 20th anniversa

Phoenixville Public Library Museum Lending Passes

UPDATED! If you have a Chester County Library card, you're in luck! Starting in June and running for the foreseeable future, you can secure FREE passes to some of your favorite Philadelphia-based museums. All you need is a library card from Chester County. Act now, and enjoy a summer filled with history and excitement!

Hares Hill Bridge in East Pikeland Township to close for construction

On June 12th, the historic Hares Hill Bridge will close down for construction. The reconstruction project will help rehabilitate the bridge and make much needed improvements to it's structure. The Project will also dedicate a new historic landmark post. The Project is slated to end in late august, and the road will remain closed until then. Being that nearly 5,000 travelers commute through the bridge a day, local traffic is set to be greatly impacted. The road will be shut down and detoured between Camp Council Road and Irish Way. Motorists will be redirected to Route 113 and Route 23. Please plan accordingly. #RoadClosure #Traffic #Kimberton #Phoenixville #HaresHillBridge #HaresHillRoad

Vanessa Howard Music Studio: Open House and Talent Showcase

Interested to see some local artists showcase their talent? Stay tuned for your weekend plans. Vanessa Howard is a local voice coach and artist development advisor who has opened the doors of her studio for the public to see. Her studio is holding an open house and talent showcase on Saturday, June 16th. The showcase is free and begins at 6, with the showcase starting at 7:30. Tickets for the showcase cost $20. Located on 167 Bridge Street, the studio is a space for talented young singers looking for professional coaching. Summer class registration is available now. For more info, visit their site. So, come on down to see some local talent, and maybe even sign up for your own lessons.

Top 5 Things To Do In Phoenixville - Week of June 11th

Tuesday, June 12: Jewelry Making Class Phoenixville Public Library 7pm. Pick your own beads and create your own designs. No experience is necessary! Friday, June 15: Summer Music Series Summer Music Series happens every Friday in downtown Phoenixville from 6-9 PM in June, July, and August, with the exception of First Fridays! Friday, June 15: Steel City Coffeehouse 2 Year Anniversary Come celebrate their 2-year anniversary from 8-10am! Congratulations, Steel City! Saturday, June 16: Phoenixville Farmer’s Market 10am under Gay Street Bridge the Market helps support local agriculture by connecting farmers with consumers! Saturday, June 16: Open House & Talent Showcase Vanessa Howard Mus

Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives (PAPA) Summer Basketball League Registrations

Now is your last chance to participate in this summer program! Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives (PAPA) is hosting its basketball league, and tomorrow is the last day they can accept players. The deadline has been extended to help increase rosters. They are looking for kids ages 7-17 to compete in three age groups: 7-10, 11-13, and 14-17. Tryouts start on the 7th at 6:00PM The opening games are on Father’s Day at Reservoir park in Phoenixville. Games will be played on Sundays throughout June and August. Make-up games will be played on Wednesday evenings. PAPA is also looking for coaches. Contact PAPA19460@gmail.com with any additional questions.

2018 Strawberry festival & Flea Market

Hey Phoenixville! One of the largest and long-running traditions returns this weekend, and you don’t want to miss it! This spot is brought to you by Videon Chevrolet It’s time for a berry fun event! On Saturday, June 9th, the Strawberry Festival and Flea Market returns to Phoenixville. Come on down between Main and Church Street and browse through a large selection of vendors and tables during the flea market, which runs from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Food items such as hamburgers and hotdogs and strawberries and shortcake will start to be served at 10 AM, with the festival itself beginning at 11 AM and running until 3 PM. The festival will feature family fun and excitement for all ages, and inclu

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