As decades-old vineyards across the Brandywine Valley come to maturity, local winemakers are producing more and more beautiful, award-winning wines.
There’s no simpler—or more fun and affordable—way to experience the sheer variety of these wines than to attend Kennett Collaborative’s Kennett Summerfest on June 11th. The festival will feature 17 wineries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries, including seven member-producers of the newly revamped Brandywine Valley Wine Trail (BVWT).
Kennett Summerfest, one of the region’s premier wine-tasting events, will return this year on Sunday, June 11th. Summerfest celebrates exceptional local wineries and distilleries, bringing together wine, spirits, cheese, and live music in a sophisticated festival atmosphere.
Early-bird ticket pricing for the regular session of Kennett Summerfest is in effect until Memorial Day—or until tickets for the event, which sold out last year, are gone! Discounted tickets, which are $65 each through May 29th, cover entrance to the festival, a tasting glass, and unlimited tastings of wines and cocktails. Ticket prices will go up to $75 after Memorial Day.
The very first strawberries of the season made their appearance at the KSQ Farmers Market last Friday! Are you curious about what eating local seasonal food would look like right now? Think asparagus, rhubarb, sweet lettuces and tender greens, radishes, green garlic, and so much more.
As the market continues to grow and add producers through the spring season, the weekly KSQ Farmers Market newsletter is the best source for details about who and what to expect at the market each week. Click here, for example, to see last week's newsletter with all of the information subscribers received ahead of time for yesterday's market.
Read more here about the 2023 market season and new and returning producers. Find the KSQ Farmers Market every Friday from 3pm to 6pm just outside The Creamery at 401 Birch Street, Kennett Square.
Take a Taste Kennett walking food tour and become (even more of) a Kennett Square insider! Enjoy sweet and savory food samplings from some local favorites on this guided tour that will leave you with a satiated appetite and remind you why KSQ is so unique.
Collaborators receive 10% off food tours. Click here to find out how to become a Collaborator today.
The Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade gets better every year—and the 2023 parade will be no exception. It takes an army of volunteers to put on such a great event for our community. If you'd like to honor our veterans with your service, please click here to see available volunteer opportunities!
Regardless of whether you're able to volunteer, please join us on May 29 at 10am as we honor our veterans and celebrate the freedoms they fought for. The Kennett Square Parking Garage will offer free parking and, new this year, there will be free parking at Unionville High School with a shuttle into town.
In case you missed it last week, you can read the inspiring stories of this year's Parade Grand Marshals here.
Voices Underground presents their Friday Keynote Juneteenth event for 2023, Fashioning Freedom, on June 16th at the Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre.
The event, which will celebrate African American fashion and its critical relationship to the work of freedom, includes a lecture by Kimberly Jenkins, founder of The Fashion and Race Database and Artis Solomon Consulting, a fireside chat with Dr. Jonathan Square and Dr. Kimberly McGlonn, a fashion show highlighting the work of several African American curators and designers, and a musical performance by Madelyn Brene.
Find a full schedule of events for Juneteenth 2023 in Kennett Square here.
Help raise funds for Camp Dreamcatcher’s free therapeutic and educational programs for youth impacted by HIV/AIDS—and check an amazing experience off your bucket list!
Up to 100 people will be able to rappel down the five-story Franklin Center building in the heart of Kennett Square as part of the Catching Dreams Over the Edge Event on September 29th. (This is the first Over the Edge event to be held in Chester County!).
Camp Dreamcatcher is also in need of volunteers for the event, including event-day volunteers and rope volunteers, who will also have a chance to rappel after completing a training on September 28th. Click here for more information on how you can be involved in this event.
Tickets are on sale now for the Rotary Club of Kennett Square's signature event, Kennett on Top, on June 17th. All proceeds from the event, which will be held on top of the parking garage, will benefit nonprofit agencies supported by the Rotary Club of Kennett Square including Young Moms, Family Promise, and KACS. Find tickets here.
Did you know that there will be an outdoor mural—envisioned as a vibrant panorama celebrating Kennett and its history—facing Willow Street at the new Kennett Library? Please take the Library's survey to give your input on who and which events should be depicted on the mural. Click here to take the survey.
This season's Kennett Square Clover Market will be held from 10am to 4pm at 600 S. Broad Street on Sunday, June 4th. The market will feature 100 carefully curated vendors, who will bring a wide variety of handmade and vintage goods, in addition to food trucks, live music, beer and wine, and free kids' crafts.
Click here for more information and a full list of vendors. You can also follow Clover Market on Instagram and Facebook for vendor sneak peeks the week prior to the Market.
We were reminded once again of the magic of this community as we celebrated the first Third Thursday of the season this week. Thank you to all of the participating restaurants, shops, vendors, and special guests—and to everyone who came out to enjoy the evening. Please mark your calendars for the rest of the season—June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, and October 19th—as well as for the Memorial Day Parade on May 29th, Clover Market on June 4th, and Kennett Blooms Floral Flash and Kennett Summerfest the weekend of June 11th in addition to the KSQ Farmers Market every Friday afternoon.
Thank you for reading. We wish you a great week "Around the Square"!