2023 DOGWOOD Festival
Presented by Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation
May 17 to 19 - 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Saturday, May 20 - 12:00 to 10:00 pm
Parade: May 20 - 1:00 pm
Enjoy the Dogwood Tradition with Some New Twists
Enjoy over 25 different food vendors, from funnel cakes to gourmet grilled cheese
Dogwood Beer Garden will feature a variety of local beers. Dates TBD
Kids and Adults will love our active midway filled with games, rides and vendors
The annual festival helps to directly and indirectly support close to 30 local non-profits
Nightly live music will be at the bandshell. Check back soon for the entertainment schedule!
Wristbands & Tickets
Magic Money: A new digital carnival ride ticketing system
You can purchase a wristband each day of Dogwood, Wed-Sat
Purchase Each Day
Wristbands are only good for one day, you will need to purchase one each day
One Price Wristbands
For just one price, plus a $2.00 wristband fee, you can ride unlimited rides
Wristbands can only be purchased at the Dogwood Festival Kiosks
Once you purchase a wristband you get unlimited rides for that one person
One Person Only
Wristbands are only for 1 person. Each person must have a unique wristband
1. Which days are wristband days?
Every day is wristband day! Wednesday through Saturday you can pay a flat rate (plus a $2.00 fee) for one or more wristbands and ride unlimited rides for the whole night.
2. Do I have to buy a wristband to ride rides?
No – you can also purchase Magic Money credits to use for rides. These digital credits are stored on a Magic Money card or a Magic Money phone app and can be reloaded at any time. These credits can also be used at select vendors for food or games.
3. Can I still pay cash?
Yes! Cash is accepted at Magic Money kiosks when purchasing credits or wristbands and is also accepted directly at rides and food vendors. There is no cash back option at Magic Money kiosks: however much money you put into the machine is however many credits you will receive on the card or wristband.
4. How many credits do I need to purchase?
Kiddie rides cost between 14-17 credits ($3.5-$4.25) and older kid rides cost between 17-25 credits ($4.25-$6.25). You may also want to purchase additional credits to use for rides and food. 1 Credit = $0.25.
5. Can I share wristbands with other family members?
No – each wristband can only be used for one person. Credits however can be shared.
6. What if I lose my wristband or Magic Money card?
Unfortunately, if you lose your wristband or Magic Money card it cannot be replaced. These items will need to be repurchased from a Magic Money kiosk.
Over 80 Years of Entertainment
Phoenixville's Historic Reeves Park
Established in 1943
Phoenixville's Annual 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 joining Phoenixville’s Mayor, Arthur H. Tompkins, who served as the grand marshal and numerous distinguished guests including, General Shannon and Col. Henry Beeuwkes, who was the first commander of the newly opened Valley Forge General Hospital on the edge of town.
The very 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 which netted a total of $18,154.85.
During the parade, floats were very prominent among local organizations. The Rotary Club from Phoenixville had a horse-drawn float with a large Rotary wheel with the edges of the float surrounded by flags of the United Nations. The Junior Red Cross had blood donors riding along on a large float adorned by greens and a large “bottle” of blood with the words “That They May Live”. The Phoenixville High School Band, under the direction of Walter Sample, provided marching music for the soldiers marching from the Valley Forge General Hospital.
Today, the Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation continues the rich tradition of the Annual Dogwood Festival and Parade. With over 50,000 visitors taking part in the annual festivities and what has become the 2nd largest parade in Chester County.
THE JAYCEES MISSION
"To provide development opportunities that empower
young people to create positive change"