Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Kennett Blooms Floral Flash is an extraordinary and extravagant seven-part gift that will be presented to the Kennett community the weekend of June 9th through 11th, when local floral designers will transform seven locations throughout Kennett Square with a profusion of blooms.
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 is available until Memorial Day!
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.
Here are a few of our favorite things to check out Around the Square this week . . .
June 11th and 17th
Juneteenth: Tracing the Steps of Harriet Tubman
Kennett Heritage Center is kicking off KSQ’s Juneteenth celebration at 3pm on June 11th with Ken Johnston’s presentation “A Pilgrimage to Freedom: Tracing the Steps of Harriet Tubman from Maryland to Canada” at Kennett Friends meetinghouse. The event is free, but seating is limited. Sign up here.
You can also sign up here for a walk with Ken Johnston on June 17th at 10am exploring Kennett Square’s First Free Black Community. Also on June 17th, Dr. Cheryl Gooch will present "Think Emancipation! and Juneteenth" at 2 pm at Kennett Friends meetinghouse. Sign up here.
Click here for a full schedule of Juneteenth 2023 events in Kennett Square.
Happy 30th Birthday, Anson B. Nixon Park!
KAPA is bringing back the quintessentially Kennett Free Summer Concert Series on Wednesday evenings from June 21st to August 9th at Anson B. Nixon Park!
The kick-off to the series, on June 21st, will also be a 30th birthday celebration for our beautiful and beloved Anson B. Nixon Park. Enjoy music by You Be You at 6:30pm in addition to cake, ice cream, face painting, and more at this event, which is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from On the Roll food truck and Be Here Brewing Company.
The 2023 Kennett Township Community Day will be held on Sunday, June 4th, from noon to 3pm at Anson B. Nixon Park. Meet emergency service providers, connect with local nonprofits, and enjoy fun activities, giveaways, demos, and more.
The need in our community is great, and the KSQ Farmers Market continues to accept non-perishables every week for Kennett Area Community Service. Please consider bringing a donation with you to drop at the donation table near the entry to the market.
As the market continues to grow through the early summer season, the weekly KSQ Farmers Market newsletter is the best source for details about who and what to expect at the market each week.
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.
The United Way of Southern Chester County warmly invites you to a special family-oriented benefit concert at The Creamery to celebrate the end of the school year! Lisa Bodnar and Whistlegrass are donating their performance as part of their PA67 tour, visiting all 67 counties in Pennsylvania in support of a local nonprofit. Find tickets and more information here.
We look forward to celebrating, honoring, and remembering our veterans with you at the Memorial Day Parade on Monday! We'll enjoy more than 116 participating groups including bands, military units, floats, and community organizations.
The parade begins at 10am at Kennett High School and follows South Union Street to East Cypress Street, up the 100 block of South Broad Street, then west on State Street to North Union Street and on to Union Hill Cemetery, where a memorial ceremony is held at noon. You can download the map here. The Linden Street parking garage will be free from 8am to 8pm on Memorial Day and there will be free shuttle buses from Unionville High School to the new Kennett Library, only two blocks from the parade route. The parade route will be shut down to all traffic at 9:30am. You can find the full schedule of parade activities here.
We wish you a Happy Memorial Day and a great week "Around the Square"!