The Annual Chester County Day House Tour is the oldest house tour in the nation. Experience Chester County’s finest examples of new and historically significant homes. The event will take place on October 4, 2014 at various locations throughout Chester County. A Public Preview Lecture will occur on Friday, October 3 at the Chester County Historical Society. For more information check out the video below and visit Chestercountyday.com.
Mark your calendar for the annual Iron Hill Twilight Race Series in Downtown West Chester! On August 2, 2014 Downtown transforms into a colorful street festival with lots of free activities for the entire family as the Iron Hill Twilight Race Series, West Chester’s only professional sporting event, ignites with speed racing. The action begins at 4pm. Besides the professional races, there are block parties, adult tricycle races, and kids games. Presented by the Greater Chamber of Commerce of West Chester. For more information visit www.ironhilltwilightcriterium.com.
The West Chester Downtown Foundation has extended the nomination period for the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards Program. Nominations for projects that reflect outstanding historic preservation practices within the Borough of West Chester will now be accepted through June 27, 2014. The purpose of the Historic Preservation Awards is to raise awareness of West Chester’s historic character and to encourage the preservation of its historic integrity.
To nominate a person or project, simply complete and submit the 2014 Nomination Form within the nomination period (April 13-June 27, 2014). Nominations must be for projects and properties located in the Borough of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014. Electronic submissions of Nomination Forms will not be accepted. For more information visit Downtownwestchester.com or click here.
Head to Ram’s Head Bar & Grill on Sunday as they celebrate their 5th anniversary! Enjoy an open buffet from noon to 2:00pm, a wing eating contest at 3:00pm and live music by Ryan Opiekun from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Prizes and giveaways will take place all day long! For more information visit Ramsheadbarandgrill.com.
Come downtown tonight from 6:30-9:00pm for the first Swingin’ Summer Thursday festival of the summer! Enjoy great food, live music, clowns, artists, magicians and more. The event is free for the whole family. See The Mummers All Stars perform this Thursday between High & Darlington Streets. For more information visit Downtownwestchester.com.
This Tuesday May 20th, 2014 visit Barnaby’s of West Chester for a night filled with history! How much do you think know about Chester County’s history? Test your knowledge during this five round trivia competition at Barnaby’s starting at 6:30pm. The event will be open to both individuals and teams. Emceed by Chester County Historical Society staff and featuring history-themed prize baskets along with bragging rights as 2014 champions. For more information visit Barnabyswestchester.com.
This Friday, May 16, 2014 a 5K walk/run through the streets of West Chester will take place that benefits The Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. On-site registration begins at 5:30pm at the Historic Courthouse (High & Market Streets) with the run beginning at 6:30pm. The after-party is at Barnaby’s featuring free food, beer, wine, and soft drinks for all paid participants. Live music by Harry Giovan, founding member of the band Mr. Greengenes. For more information or to register visit FoodPhight.com.
Below are some awesome events happening in and around West Chester this Mother’s Day weekend, enjoy!
CCHS Duplicate Book Sale | Saturday, May 10, 2014: The Chester County Historical Society’s Duplicate Book Sale features over 500 books. Topics include history, genealogy, poetry, and biographies that were accumulated at CCHS over the years. These published volumes are duplicates or are of general interest and not used by other patrons. Prices start as low as $1. For more information click here.
Willowdale Steeplechase | Sunday, May 11, 2014: The Willowdale Steeplechase is a family-friendly event enjoyed by over 10,000 spectators who spend the day watching world-class steeplechase racing. This non-profit organization benefits the following charities: The Stroud Water Research Center, The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center and Quest Therapeutic Services, Inc. For more information click here.
Tish Boutique Mother’s Day Sip & Shop | Sunday, May 11, 2014: Celebrate Moms this year at Tish Boutique for Sipping and Shopping! Pop a Tish balloon to reveal the discount off your entire purchase. Plus, enjoy a terrific gift with purchases for everyone. Include brunch at one of the many fabulous restaurants in downtown to enjoy an entire day together. In store sales to celebrate shopping for Mother’s Day begins Thursday, May 8th through Mother’s Day!
Chester County Running Store 5K for Mother’s Day| Sunday, May 11, 2014: The Chester County Running Store hosts the female only 5K run/walk to celebrate Moms this year. All proceeds go to support Mommy’s Light, a program to support those who have lost their moms. Make this special race an annual tradition and collect the event’s awesome Pink Tech TShirts! Visit the event on Facebook here.
An eclectic mix of gallery receptions and one-night exhibits is what makes Gallery Walk an evening of fun and surprises. More than 20 artists display their work at galleries, shops, banks, and restaurants throughout downtown, most with new works. No matter what your budget, you’re sure to find a favorite. The Gallery Walk in Downtown West Chester will take place on May 2, 2014 from 5pm to 9pm. The event is presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the West Chester BID. For more information visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
The 32nd Annual Chester County Antiques Show, a benefit for the Chester County Historical Society, will be held at the Phelps School on April 4th, 5th & 6th. The theme of this year’s event is Recreation, Hobbies and Leisurely Pursuits. The show attracts over 2,000 visitors and collectors every year to view its variety of items and furniture. Each day features special events, so be sure to check our the event’s website here for more information.