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Firebird Festival Guide: Ready to Burn - Rain, Snow or Shine

Phoenixville's tenth anual Firebird Festival is happening Saturday starting at 3 p.m. regardless of the weather.

Ready to burn. It tooks months to build this year's Firebird Festival bird.  Ony (dangerously) high winds could keep it from being torched Saturday night at 8:15 p.m.. Photo: Bob Byrne
Ready to burn. It tooks months to build this year's Firebird Festival bird. Ony (dangerously) high winds could keep it from being torched Saturday night at 8:15 p.m.. Photo: Bob Byrne
The Phoenixville Firebird Festival will happen Saturday, no matter what Mother Nature dishes up in terms of snow, sleet, rain, or shine.  Only (dangerously) high winds would keep organizers from torching the massive wooden festival bird in the center of Friendship Field.  That determination would be made by fire officials in the minutes before the scheduled torching at 8:15 p.m.

There will be tons of things happening downtown and at the top of the hill in the hours leading up to the lighting of the bird.

For those coming to town who are not familiar with Phoenixville Bridge Street (up to 16,000 people are expected if the weather cooperates) is the primary shopping street in downtown Phoenixville but there are lots of cool shops and places to check out within two blocks of Bridge Street on Main Street.

Parking can be a challenge as thousands of people are expected to pour into town.


There will be no parking available at Friendship Field, the site of the bird burning. That parking lot will be filled with vendors for the event. So, seriously, don't even think of attempting it. You'll just find yourself turned away and left frustrated on side streets that will have no available on-street parking.

A Whole Bunch of Festival Deals available from Festival Sponsors

You hear it all the time at events: 'Don't forget to patronize our sponsors!'
Well have these sponsors got a a deal for your.  

What's this all about, anyway?

The Firebird Festival is arguably on of the largest festivals of the year in Phoenixville, if not the biggest.

The Firebird Festival Parade steps off at 7:30 p.m.




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