Important Weather Update About Germantown Second Saturday Festival May 13

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Emaleigh Doley in Events

Due to inclement weather, all outdoor components of the Germantown Second Saturday Festival, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 13 from 12pm – 5pm, will be postponed.

The indoor components of the festival are on as planned. An updated schedule is included below. The outdoor festivities, including Live Music & Performance, Art & Craft Vendor Marketplace, Kid Zone, and Food Trucks, will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 8 from 12pm – 5pm. Stay tuned for updated information about the rescheduled events.

Programs on as planned:

This Saturday, May 13, 2017, our event partner Historic Germantown invites you to experience the following indoor activities at the Germantown Historical Society (5501 Germantown Ave), starting at 10am.
  • 10am – 1pm Petitions and Social Justice with Artist Ben Volta
    Elephants on the Avenue artist Ben Volta returns for his second workshop and the final workshop of the Art, History and Engagement series, Petitions for Social Justice and Change, to take place at Historic Germantown. In this workshop neighbors will be introduced to the 1688 Petition against slavery. Register and learn more >>
  • 1pm – 3pm Elephants on the Avenue Gallery Show Opening Reception
    Artwork created over the 18 months of Historic Germantown’s Pew Center for Arts and Heritage project, Elephants on the Avenue will be on display in our gallery. View tunnel books, fans, haiku poetry and other pieces created around the topics of race, class, and community in Historic Germantown. This special exhibit, curated by Renny Molenaar, features commissioned work by Visual Artists Ife Nii Owoo, Diane Pieri, Barbara Bullock and Benjamin Volta and Poets Sonia Sanchez and Yolanda Wisher and by community members. Register and learn more >>


Both historical attractions located within the festival grounds, the Germantown Historical Society and Deshler-Morris House (The Germantown Whitehouse), will be open for tours.

Trolley Tours 

Hop aboard a vintage trolley and discover the neighbor’s fascinating history. The adventurous can board free bus tours to other Historic Germantown sites, led by Historic Germantown’s Elephants on the Avenue project historians Abigail Perkiss and Molefi Asante, departing from the Germantown Historical Society (5501 Germantown Ave).

  • 1 p.m. Ride on Bus Tour of Historic Attractions
    This tour will only drive by the historic sites. Visitors will not leave the bus. Register in advance >>
  • 2:30 p.m. On & Off Bus Tour of Historic Attractions
    Visitors will tour Germantown and leave the bus at two stops. Register in advance >>

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