As we count down to 2023, here are some highlights from 2022 that Kennett Collaborative has counted over the past year:
Countless flowers and countless smiles for our inaugural Kennett Blooms Floral Flash event.
Thousands of lights, garlands, ornaments, and stars making spirits bright for Christmas in Kennett.
51 KSQ Farmers Markets brimming with seasonal local goodness.
Six Third Thursdays with outdoor dining, free entertainment and children’s activities, food trucks and vendors, and special community partner guests—enjoyed by many hundreds of people throughout a season with unprecedented good weather.
Two sold-out craft beer fundraising events (the 10th anniversary Kennett Winterfest and the 25thanniversary Kennett Brewfest) that raised thousands of dollars for Kennett Collaborative.
Five How We Build Matters Speaker Series events, attended by hundreds of community members, expanded and deepened the conversations around thoughtful development in Kennett Square and its environs.
One new signature Kennett Collaborative event—Kennett Summerfest—supported over a dozen local wineries and distilleries.
52 weekly Around the Square newsletters sent to thousands of community members.
Ten new retail-facing businesses welcomed to Kennett Square.
Eleven enthusiastic Board members dedicated to leading the nonprofit Kennett Collaborative.
Dozens of generous sponsors donated thousands of dollars this past year to support our work.
Hundreds of generous community members donated their time as volunteers and made financial gifts to support Kennett Collaborative’s programs and events.
One new record broken—Kennett Winterfest 2023 DefConn tickets sold out in under two minutes.
A million lights dazzled thousands of spectators at the 10th annual Kennett Square Holiday Light Parade, culminating in the town tree lighting and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Over 100 vendors and thousands of attendees made the two weekends of the magical Kennett Square Holiday Village Market the most successful yet.
We also launched our new Kennett Collaborative website, supported successful partner events like the Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade, Tinsel on the Town, Clover Market, and more.
Most of all, we count it a privilege to bring you these stories, events, and programs.
As we welcome our new Executive Director, Daniel Embree, this week, we’re grateful and exhilarated and looking forward to all that 2023 will bring for Kennett Collaborative and for our community!
Give the gift of a great experience with Kennett Winterfest tickets! The eleventh annual Kennett Winterfest will return to 600 S. Broad Street, Kennett Square, on Saturday, February 25th. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to sample a wide range of beers from over 60 of the region’s finest breweries. Winterfest, one of the area’s premier craft brew events, will also feature live music, food trucks, and plenty of warm community spirit.
Click here to read more about the event and click here for tickets.
Join the celebrations at the tenth anniversary Midnight in the Square on New Year's Eve! Entertainment begins at 7:30pm with music, KMC Dancers, and a laser light show. The raising of the mushroom is at 8:55pm, the Funsters will be playing from 9pm to 12:30am, and, of course, the legendary Mushroom Drop at midnight will usher in 2023! Don't miss this community celebration like no other. Find more information here.