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Every Saturday Starting in April – Phoenixville Farmers Market
9 am – 1 pm
The Market helps support local agriculture by connecting farmers with consumers. The Market is family-friendly — providing a children’s area at the market table each week with books, toys, and crafts. We also host live music by local musicians every week beginning at 10am.
French Creek under the Veterans Memorial Gay Street Bridge, accessed from Taylor Alley
http://www.phoenixvillefarmersmarket.org/

April 28 – May 13, 2018 – 45th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show
The Lincoln Galleries at Historic Yellow Springs
Open daily from 10 am – 4 pm Thursdays and Friday open till 8PM
Free and Open to the Public
http://yellowsprings.org/about/yellow-springs-art-show/

April 28, 2018 – A Whole Lot of LuLu Flea Market
10 am – 4 pm
A Whole Lot of Lulu is bi-annual vintage flea market held in beautiful Downtown Phoenixville
http://www.awholelotoflulu.com/

April 29, 2018 – Walk MS: Phoenixville 2018
Bridge and Main Street (198 Bridge Street), Phoenixville
Site opens at 9 am; walk begins at 10 am
http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/PAEWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29499

April 29, 2018 – HEART Open House
1 pm
The Home of Education, Arts, Resources and Technology (HEART)
149 Hall Street
Phoenixville
https://www.facebook.com/events/2014253505489741/

April 30, 2018 – Phoenixville Jam Group: Singer/Songwriter Concert
7 pm – Free & Open to the Public
Members of the Phoenixville Area Acoustic Jam Group will perform a free acoustic concert of original songs. Local songwriters Terri Camilari, Carolyn Cott, Brian Huff, Bob Martin, Jeff McLaughlin, Mike Suminski and Paul Wentworth will be presenting family-friendly selections of topical, humorous and personal songs from their extensive repertoires.
Phoenixville Public Library – Carnegie Room

First Fridays, May – October 2018
Swing by downtown Phoenixville from 6-10pm and you’ll find live music, theatrical performances, local artists, & fun surprises! Walk around and explore some of our arts venues, small shops , unique boutiques and outstanding restaurants.
www.PHXfirstfriday.com

May 5-6, 2018 – WWII Weekend at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
9 am
The Military Living History Association presents WWII Weekend at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. All proceeds benefits veterans, present day military and the Freedoms Foundation.  We will continue to offer an exciting step back into the 1940’s & WWII with reenactment units setting up camp on the grounds for the weekend and engaging in a mock battle on Saturday and Sunday.
Non-Member Cost: All Veterans and children under 12 free.
13 -17yrs old $6.00 Adults $12, Seniors $10 1940’s dance $12
http://ww2weekend.org/

May 5, 2018 – Phoenixville Food Truck Festival
12 pm – 6 pm
Downtown Phoenixville, Bridge Street
http://www.phoenixvillefoodfestival.com/

May 6, 2018 – Phoenixville Community Education Golf Outing
12 pm – 6 pm
Golf Ticket $125
1:00 PM Shotgun Start
Spring Hollow Golf Club
3350 Schuylkill Road
Spring City, PA 19475
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef41gj2nef320435&llr=6unndcdab

May 10, 2018 – 79th Annual Herb Sale in the meadow at Historic Yellow Springs
10 am – 1 pm
Featuring Culinary and Fragrant Herbs • Hard-to-find specialty plants, such as scented geraniums and salvias.• Stop by our Herbal Boutique tent for unique Made-By-Members items created especially for you! • Arrive early for best selection! Bring your basket, box, or wagon.
1685 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA. 19425
https://www.hsaphiladelphia.org/herb-sale-2018

May 15-20, 2018 – Dogwood Festival
Dogwood Parade will be held on the 19th at 1pm
Since 1943, the Dogwood Festival has honored our military with a family filled celebration and the area’s largest parade on Armed Forces Day.
Reeves Park, Phoenixville
http://dogwood.phoenixvillejayceesfoundation.org/

Phoenixville Live Summer Music Series
6 pm – 9 pm – Every Friday night June through August
Featuring a variety of musical acts including full band and singer/songwriter performances
Downtown Phoenixville

June 2, 2018 – Chester County Pride Fest
12 pm – 5 pm
Free event to kids and adults. All are welcome!
Food trucks, 50+ vendors, live music & entertainment, kids’ games and activities. Bring a blanket to enjoy music in the park.
Reeves Park, Phoenixville

July 4, 2018 – Independence Day Fireworks Display
Fireworks display begins at dusk at Friendship Field
http://www.phoenixvillefirst.org/independenceday/

July 13-15, 2018 – Blobfest
The Colonial Theatre hosts a three day event in commemoration of the original 1958 classic THE BLOB, including screenings of The Blob and other horror classics, re-enactment of the theater running-out sequence, competitions and a street fair.
https://thecolonialtheatre.com/programs-categories/blobfest/

September 8, 2018 – Psychic Fair
10 am – 5 pm  Free to the Public
Over 75 Readers and Vendors providing and assortment of psychics, palm readers, astrology experts, tarot readers and metaphysical products like crystals, stones, crystal balls, jewelry, new age and mind power books, and an assortment of other spiritual products.
Downtown Phoenixville

September 8, 2018 – Blues Festival
12 – 10pm
Through the generous donations of corporate and local sponsors along with individual donations the blues festival in Reeves Park is open to the public. This is a day to enjoy the sights and sounds of Phoenixville and most importantly support our local youth with the gift of music.
Reeves Park
http://pvilleblues.org

September 15 – Irish Festival- TBA
Downtown Phoenixville

September 15 – Phoenixville Jaycees Movie in the Park- Film TBA
7:30 pm
Reeves Park Ball Field

September 20-23 – Carnival for a Cure & 5K Run
5 pm – 10 pm
The Get Well Gabby Foundation was founded in 2012 with a passion and courage to fight for a cure for Childhood Cancer in memory of Gabriella Vogel.
Reeves Park
http://getwellgabby.org/event/5th-annual-carnival-for-a-cure-2/?instance_id=10853

September 29 – VegFest
11 am – 5 pm
Yummy vegan food, live music, street vendors, animal organizations, fun kid activities, and even local restaurants offering vegan food and drink specials.
Main & Bridge Streets, Phoenixville
https://www.phoenixvillevegfest.com/

October 6, 2018 – Phoenixville Food Truck Festival
12 pm – 6 pm
Downtown Phoenixville, Bridge Street
http://www.phoenixvillefoodfestival.com/

October 6, 2018 – Phoenixville Kiwanis KidsFest
9 am – 3 pm
A huge colorful celebration for kids and their families including, but not limited to:- high quality entertainment on the main stage and throughout Reeves Park all day, many vendors with fun, engaging activities geared towards children in their booths, food and a scarecrow contest!
Reeves Park Phoenixville

Oct 20 – Phoenixville Pumpkin Fest
10:30 am – 4 pm
Pumpkinfest is a fun, free, family-friendly festival in the heart of downtown Phoenixville. Celebrate all things pumpkin! Featuring Derby races, a carnival, crafts, live music and much more! Witness a live expert carving contest, sample pumpkin dishes from local restaurants (vote for your favorite!), or compete in one of the contests for some great prizes!
Bridge & Main Streets
https://www.phoenixvillepumpkinfest.com/

Oct 24 – Phoenixville Recreation Annual Halloween Parade
7 pm
Start: 300 Block of Bridge Street & Taylor Alley
Finish: 100 Block of Bridge Street & Church Alley

Oct 28 – 31 Annual Phoenixville Run – Reeves Park, 7-11am http://www.phoenixvillerun.com

Nov 1 – 4th – Harvest Fest
Celebrating Community gems, parks & recreation.
Thursday, November 1st: Night Market kick-off event at Riverworks | 6 pm – 10 pm
Friday, November 2nd: Movie in the Park at Reeves Park | 7 pm
Saturday, November 3rd: Harvest Breakfast at the Colonial Theatre, Fun Run along the Schuylkill River, Kids Crafts in Andre Thornton Park, Beer Garden in Phoenix Village Parking Lot, and more!
Saturday, November 4th: Pet Parade and Pet event in Reeves Park, and Craft Festival at Reservoir Park!
https://www.phoenixvilleharvestfestival.com/

December 7, 2018 – Christmas Parade on Bridge Street
7 pm
The Parade will start at Borough Hall and End on the 100 Block of Bridge Street
The tree lighting is directly after the Holiday Parade at Renaissance Park

 

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Wow
Way To Go
Super
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Neat
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I Knew You Could Do It
I’m Proud Of You
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You’re Precious
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Exceptional Performance
You’re A Real Trooper
You Are Responsible
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You Learned It Right
What An Imagination
What A Good Listener
You Are Fun
You’re Growing Up
You Tried Hard
You Care
Beautiful Sharing
Outstanding Performance
You’re A Good Friend
I Trust You
You’re Important
You Mean A lot To Me
You Make Me Happy
You Belong
You’ve Got A Friend
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I Respect You
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That’s Correct
You’re A Joy
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A Plus Job
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A Big Hug
A Big Kiss
I Love You!

Helpful Resources

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County
24 hour hotline 888.711.6270
http://www.dvccc.com

Phoenixville Area Help Book
Provided by the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation
http://www.pchf1.org/programs-initiatives/the-help-book

Crime Victims Center of Chester County
http://www.cvcofcc.org

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
http://www.devereux.org

Network for Behavioral Change
http://www.ibc-pa.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters
http://www.bbbssepa.org

Home of the Sparrow
Housing Education Support
www.homeofthesparrow.org

Phoenixville Communities That Care
www.phoenixvillectc.org.weebly.com

Phoenixville Area Community Services
http://www.pacsphx.org

DrugRehab.com
https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/domestic-abuse/

Domestic Violence
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/domestic-violence/

Domestic Violence
https://online.rutgers.edu/awareness-of-domestic-violence-and-abusive-relationships/