The ninth annual Firebird Festival will be held on Saturday at the event’s new (old) 3 North Main Street site. While the burning of the bird kicks off at 8 p.m., below is all the information you need to know—from parking to performers—to make this year’s event great.
So, What’s Happening?
A host of Phoenixville businesses will be participating in the Firebird Festival with their own Phoenix-oriented events. Steel City, the Phoenix Village Art Center, Skylight Coworking, Phoenix Karate Center, Diving Cat Studio, Soltane Breads and Spreads, A Warming Center, Colonial Theatre, and Steel Eagle Antiques each have events scheduled starting in the afternoon and stretching up to the moment they light the thing. Check out the festival’s website here for a full list of Phoenix festivities.
Where Can I Park?
Parking will be tough this year, the event’s organizers admit. The typically huge crowd, compounded by the fact that the burning itself will take place in the downtown’s largest parking area, will leave spaces especially scant. Here’s what the organizers are recommending: take advantage of public transportation. You can park by the Kmart on 23 and take the 139 bus—an eight minute ride—or in the Providence Town Center on 29 by 422 and take the 99 bus for the last ten minutes of the trip. Here is a link to the germane bus schedules.
I’ll Be Taking Lots of Pictures. Where Can I Share Them?
Where is it Again?
The actual ‘Burning of the Phoenix’ will be held at the site of the initial festival; 3 North Main Street, right across from the Foundry building.
Should I Have a Great Time?