The Events Committee’s focus is on creating, planning, and implementing events that promote downtown Quakertown. Currently, there are six annual and 2 bi-annual events: Arts Alive, an arts and crafts festival that happen in May. Properties of Merit is a program to recognize and reward property owners for their exceptional property care & maintenance. Autumn Alive, a heritage-themed festival that happens in October. Grapes & Hops Brewfest occurring during and after Autumn Alive in October. The Pumpkin Ball is the Premiere Black-Tie, bi-annual Gala. The Tree Lighting Festival is an old-fashioned, downtown event the first weekend in December. The Christmas House tour is a bi-annual showcase of resident’s homes and holiday decor. Garden Affairs is a tour of some of the best residential and public outdoor spaces in June. The Organization Committee promotes the health of the organization through communications, fund-raising, strategic planning, and volunteer recruitment.
Arts Alive! Juried Arts & Crafts
Garden Affaires Garden Tour
Upper Bucks Brewfest 2017
Pumpkin Ball Fundraising Gala
Christmas Tree Lighting Festival
Autumn Alive! Fall Festival
Volunteers are at the core of our activities which are managed through our standing committees. The Design Committee provides Former Main Street Manager, Jeremy Wells (center) presents awards to Past Presidents Lynda Ulrich and Doug Mohreducation, design/planning advice, and motivation to help maintain and enhance the physical aesthetics of downtown Quakertown as a place that is attractive to shoppers, investors, and business owners. The Economic Restructuring Committee identifies economic development strategies for downtown Quakertown, performs market research, promotes QA! Open Houses, and encourages investment in downtown properties and businesses.
- Quakertown Alive! and the Borough of Quakertown celebrated the inclusion of the Quakertown Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places on April 20, 2011.
- Purchased a $6000 three-tier decorative fountain for the town center park.
- Over $2.7 million has been raised for the continuing Streetscapes Project since 1998.
- Benches, antique-look streetlights, pavers, landscaping, seasonal planters
- Ten hanging baskets
- Green Up Initiative secured 90 trees and sponsored several cleanup efforts.
- Assisted the Quakertown Train Station historical Society to prepare a $594,000 grant application that helped fund the restoration of the Quakertown Train Station.
- Launched the annual In Town Guide community guide in 2009
- 1300 spring bulbs were sponsored by Quakertown Alive! and planted in the town center park. Residents sponsored an additional 650 bulbs.
- Grants from our Visit Bucks Tourism partners: $20,000 for signage and marketing
- DCED Façade Grants: $160,000 plus private matching investment funds: $437,313
- Historical mural, received grants and sponsorship funds of $15,000 for first project in our mural program.
- Seasonal plantings in the Borough’s 140 planters throughout the downtown.
Properties of Merit
The Christmas House Tour