Parkesburg’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, May 20 to May 2205/08/2022 08:34PM ● By Steven Hoffman
Parkesburg Borough is hosting a three-day sesquicentennial celebration filled with fun activities from May 20 to May 22—and everyone is invited.
Starting on Friday night, May 20, the festivities will get underway with a Victorian Night on Main Street from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a variety of activities and entertainment. Artists, crafters and musicians will greet visitors in the various Main Street buildings that will be open for the evening, including performances by the Victorian Dance Ensemble, Todd Clewell Folk Band, Exit Strategy Band, Aztec Dance Troupe, Poor Man’s Gambit Celtic Band with Cara Irish Dancers, and more.
Festivities on Saturday, May 21 are sure to entertain from 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. with many family-friendly activities in Minch Park. There will be everything from historic trolley rides and a fine arts and craft show to a children’s history carnival and band and dance performances. There will be a living history Revolutionary and Civil War encampment, history displays, train rides and hayrides. The day will be highlighted by the Anniversary Parade and fireworks in the evening. This free event will feature something for everyone.
On Sunday, May 22, events begin at 9 a.m. with a memorial service at the Veterans Memorial at Borough Hall. At 11 a.m., there will be a community worship service at Minch Park. Events during the day include a Chester County Concert Band performance, a food collection for the Parkesburg Food Cupboard, a picnic, and a closing ceremony with the opening of the Parkesburg Time Capsule.