PH Orchard Fest, Fairy Lights & Alley Murals Celebration 10/14

September 26, 2023 11:33 AM | Linda Fleischman (Administrator)

Saturday October 14th is going to be a very busy day in Pendleton Heights, with something for everyone! The day kicks off to a fine start with our annual PH Orchard Fest, happening this year in Independence Plaza Park. (11am-2pm). This year's celebration will be bigger and better than ever, featuring good food, bounce houses, a costume swap, and a special guest appearance of the goats of Kessler Park. 

At 5pm, meet up in Jade Alley for a night of adventure, beginning with the PH Fairy Lights & Alley Murals Project KCAI Artists Reception. Check out the completed murals of Jade Alley (200 blk btwn Olive St & Park Ave) while visiting with the Kansas City Art Institute students who created them. 

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes because when night falls (sunset, 6:42pm), we'll go on a Fairy Light Walk. We'll stroll select back lanes that have been brightened and made safer throughout the summer via the installation of solar fairy lights and ongoing clean ups. 

At 8pm, Freight Train Rabbit Killer takes the stage at Lexington Ave & Ord St. This performance will herald the close of the 2023 iteration of the PH Fairy Lights & Alley Murals Project, and putting our green spaces to bed for the year.  FTRK is aptly described by Haymaker Records as, "Storytelling through music, American folk art via gritty blues, screaming electric guitars, suits and masks," (rather appropriate for our quirky enclave, right?).  We hope to see you there!

The PH Fairy Lights & Alley Murals Project came about through Community Capital Funds' Neighborhoods Rising Fund grant and the benevolence of countless volunteers. 

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