A weeklong celebration of the Phoenixville area’s longstanding commitment to service and community will take place from Monday, May 14 to Saturday, May 19 at historic Reeves Park.
The 75th Annual Dogwood Festival and Parade will attract more than 100,000 visitors to the region throughout the week. And an additional 13,000-plus spectators will line the parade route on Saturday.
Although renowned for its food, rides, and carnival games, the Dogwood Festival also benefits 15 nonprofits from the Phoenixville area through grants and indirectly supports more than 30 nonprofits that sell concessions and host informational tables.
New for 2018, the Dogwood Parade will be streamed live online here, courtesy of Voxipop, affording viewers the opportunity to watch a live-produced broadcast that will rival any major televised parade.
Voxipop, a digital platform that combines the latest technology with creative talent to deliver high-quality video programming to the community, is the creative idea of the Phoenix Media Group in Kimberton.
Phoenixville’s Dogwood tradition dates back to May 1943, when Retired Army Major General Edward C. Shannon dedicated a dogwood tree in Reeves Park as a memorial to the men and woman of the Armed Forces, many of whom had died in active service during World War II.
The first parade welcomed an estimated 7,500 visitors, and the first Dogwood Queen was 1943 Phoenixville High School graduate Regina Glowacki, who was elected by her fellow students through the sale of War Bonds and War Stamps.
Your help is needed to make the 2018 Dogwood come to life for people of all ages.
The Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation, a nonprofit with members who are full of energy and committed to making positive changes in the community, offer new sponsorship opportunities to engage with festival and parade attendees. The Foundation has been involved with the event since its inception and has worked with numerous community, nonprofit, and government organizations to build a better community.
Click here to see the variety of sponsorship opportunities that are available for the 75th Annual Dogwood Festival and Parade.