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 in effect until Memorial Day—or until tickets for the event, which sold out last year, are gone.
Read more about the event, including the exclusive Farm & Vine connoisseur experience, here.
Plan to shop the Kennett Beautification Plant Sale at Pratt’s Greenhouse (634 Hillendale Road, Avondale) on Saturday, May 6th (8am to 4pm) and Sunday, May 7th (10am to 3pm) and bring home beautiful, well-tended plants in time for Mother's Day. A portion of proceeds goes directly back to filling planters around town with the seasonal flowers we all enjoy.
KSQ native and Pratt's Greenhouse owner Bill Reynolds takes pride in carrying a range of healthy plants that are carefully selected for their ability to thrive in our Southern Chester County climate. You can read the story behind Pratt's Greenhouse here.
We're grateful for the support of community members like Christina and Ben Norland.
"I support Kennett Collaborative because of the wonderful work they do to bring creative programming and events to Kennett Square," says Christina. "They are integral in making Kennett Square a beautiful and lively small town!"
Square Pear Gallery's latest exhibit features stunning new floral artwork from over 20 talented area artists. The diverse range of styles and techniques in these works showcase the versatility and beauty of flowers as artistic subjects. This show is on display from May 5th.
Please also save the date for the opening reception with the artists and the gallery's fifth anniversary celebration on May 18th, the first Third Thursday of the season, from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
When you register to participate in one of the Kennett Run events, you’re also helping to build a stronger community. Since 1989, Kennett Run Charities has raised more than $1,250,000 to support local nonprofits that strengthen our community through education, health, environmental, and social initiatives. That's why the motto for this important community event is: Small Town. Big Race. Strong Community. Find more info and register here.
Enjoy Roger Zare’s Neowise, winner of the Kennett Symphony's inaugural Composition Competition, as well as Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 and David Kim performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, at the Masterworks 2 concert on May 7th. Find tickets for this event, as well as for the Mother's Day Weekend Chamber Music Concert and Symphony under the Stars at Longwood Gardens on June 15th, here.
Kennett Classic's Vintage Computer Hack-a-thon is “like a vintage car show, except with computers and video games.” All ages are welcome at the event, which will be held at the Garage, across the street from Kennett Classic, on May 20th.
There will be an antique computer flea market as well as opportunities to build and repair vintage computer hardware and play 80s and 90s video games. Find more info here and read about Kennett Classic here.
Sunday, May 7th
Promotions, giveaways, cocktails, and more at the Spring Boutique Crawl
Celebrate spring with a special afternoon of shopping. Eight State Street merchants are joining together for a spring boutique crawl on Sunday, May 7th, from noon to 4pm.
Each shop will offer different promotions, events, cocktails, and snacks. Shoppers who visit all participating boutiques will be eligible to enter a raffle to win a basket of gift cards and gifts..
Do the special women in your life love KSQ and love local? Three of our favorite Mother's Day ideas are: Kennett Summerfest tickets (upgrade to a "Farm & Vine" ticket if she's extra special!), a Kennett Collaborator membership card, and plants from the sale at Pratt's to benefit the Kennett Beautification Committee!
Click below to learn more about these unique Mother's Day gift and celebration ideas from local small businesses . . .
Thank you for reading and for taking some time this season to support the diverse array of community events and programs happening right here in our local community—including Healthy Kids Day, the Trout Rodeo, and Kennett JazzFest today. (And be sure to check out the calendar below for even more.)
We wish you a Happy May Day and a great week "Around the Square"!