Looking for a festival to hit after midweek July 4th celebrations? Kimberton is keeping things local and exciting with their Community Block Party set to unfold on Saturday, July 7. Music is a main focus but there is so much more than meets the eye, ear and mouth at this event! Best of all, it’s FREE!
Live bands, including the Llama Dalis, Tin Bird Choir and Mostly Maybe, will take the stage during the first annual Kimberton Community Block Party. The event, lasting from 4 to 9 pm, will also include a beginner’s square dance called by WXPN Radio Host Keith Brand, food, beer and beverages for sale, and children’s activities. All three bands are from the area, and food offered for sale is grown and raised primarily on local farms. Additionally, WXPN host and square dance caller Keith Brand, is a local Phoenixville native, who’s mom owned Kimberton’s downtown hair salon for many years.
Presented by the Kimberton Village Business Association (KVBA), sponsored by Kimberton Whole Foods, and produced by Seven Stars Music and Arts, the block party is the kickoff event of the new Kimberton Summer Arts Series, which will feature live theater and music events throughout the summer. Event organizers are interested in sharing the unique town of Kimberton with those who might not know how great the town truly is! They want to bring fun and energy into the heart of Kimberton and this festival is the perfect way to do that.
The lovable town boasts a community with pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, connections to the regional bike/walk trail system, and an active cultural scene. Most residents are also highly active in sustainable living and keeping things local. This event will also show that by promoting local artists, farmers and culture.
The Block Party is a festival child of the highly popular music festivals which were produced by Seven Stars Music and Arts in the early 2000s. Much of the original festival team is back and they’ve added some new volunteers to recreate the energy from the past.
For additional information about the Kimberton Community Block Party, www.walkablekimberton.org.