Festival date is December 14th 2013 We'll have our 100+ performers on Bridge street and in Friendship field from 3-7:30 pm, with buses transporting people back and forth. We will have space for a large and interesting Craft vending area. For Food we have our good local vendors, and we have contact with several gourmet trailers from Philly. At 7:30 we'll have a long parade with lanterns, peace birds and other puppets, dancers and drummers ,from Bridge up to Fillmore.
We will light the bird 8:15
The clay workshops went very well. Old timers and also new faces. For many it’s a tradition, where cheese, wine and brownies gets shared while creations are happening. One class was devoted to a successful birthday party. This year many people from the Timebank volunteered their time to help out. Thank you.
The Arts and Entertainment Committee would like to thank the many performers and volunteers who makes this event possible, as well as the Phoenixville Borough Fire and Police departments for making sure that the event runs safely and smoothly. Special thanks to our sponsors: Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust and Frees Insurance, and our many donors, who have all supported this festival with generous donations.
The Firebird Festival is an annual celebration of the borough's namesake - the Phoenix. Our mission is to foster a collaboration of local artistic and creative talent, and to enhance the cultural life of Phoenixville. These goals are achieved through the festival itself, and through the use of funds generated by the event to support arts projects within the Borough, such as murals and sculpture, as well as entertainments staged for the benefit of the public.
One invaluable by-product of the Firebird Festival is the personal connections made between all those who participate in this event - the organizers, the builders, the volunteers, the performers, the attendees, the businesses, as well as the Police and Fire Departments, and borough administrators. There are few other Phoenixville events that stimulate such creative cross-pollination between so many diverse groups of people.