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.
Get ready for this year’s Brandywine Food & Wine Festival taking place at the Myrick Conservation Center on June 14, 2014! The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is showcasing the best of what the Brandywine Valley and surrounding Philadelphia countryside has to offer. Tickets are $15 in advance until June 7, and $20 the day of the festival. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit click here or visit www.pawinefestival.com.
Now in its 10th year, the acclaimed West Chester Film Festival presents an exciting mix of independent short films from both amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world. The festival will begin this weekend, on Friday, April 25 and last through Sunday, April 27. Take a look at the short video below for a preview of what to expect and visit www.westchesterfilmfestival.com.
Below are some local events coming up this weekend in Downtown, West Chester! For more information visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
HOMECOMING WEEKEND at WCU | October 11-13, 2013
Downtown West Chester welcomes the alumni, parents, and friends of West Chester University for Homecoming as the Rams play East Stroudsburg University Warriors on Saturday at 2:00pm. Coverage on WCHE 1520AM.
WEST CHESTER CHILI COOK-OFF | Sunday, October 13, 2013
West Chester Rotary presents an opportunity for everyone to vote for the best chili in West Chester. This street festival event is from 12-noon to 3 pm on Gay Street. There are lots of activities for the everyone so bring the whole family. Learn more at WestChesterChiliCookOff.com
WEST CHESTER RAILROAD FALL FOLIAGE EXPRESS | Sunday, October 13, 2013
Enjoy a brisk fall afternoon along the Chester Creek Valley from the comfort of an excursion train that takes you on a 90-minute journey to the village of Glen Mills and back. See West Chester Railroad for details.
End your Summer right by attending the final Swingin’ Summer Thursday of the season. Also, First Friday will be happening throughout Downtown West Chester this week as well!
The final 2013 presentation of the popular downtown street festival offering great food, live music, clowns, dancers, and more. Rock-n-Roll presented by Chaos Thompson and Blue Apple Groove. Located on East Gay Street between High & Matlack.
Downtown shops open late offering specials, new items, and refreshments. Two hours of free parking at the Chestnut Street Parking Garage and the Bicentennial Parking Garage; validation with receipt from any downtown business at the Vintage Garage Sale.
Downtown West Chester | Photo by Matthew Steindl
Looking to plan ahead for the upcoming month of September? Well, mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss these events happening around the area! For more information visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
Swingin’ Summer Thursdays | Thursday, September 5
Come downtown for the last Swingin’ Summer Thursday festival of the season! Enjoy great food, live music, clowns, dancers, and more. Free for the whole family from 6:30-9:30 pm! Rock-n-roll is the theme of this month’s event and Chaos Thompson and Blue Apple Groove will play between High & Matlack Streets.
Wedding Wishes at Tish | Tuesday, September 10
Celebrate with Tish Boutique as owner Ashley Tischler gets married! Join them on Tuesday, September 10 from 11 am to 2 pm for cake, champagne, and big storewide savings. And beginning September 3, Tish will be open 7 days a week!
Run the Vineyards at Penns Woods Winery | Sunday, September 29
Join a fabulous run through the vineyards at Penns Woods Winery this September! Entry includes post-race wine tasting and live music. Shop from local vendors and enjoy local foods after a 10K run through the breathtaking landscape of Southern PA. All previous “Run the Vineyards” have sold out weeks in advance — register now!
Come downtown next Thursday, September 5th for the final Swingin’ Summer Thursday festival of the season! Enjoy great food, live music, clowns, dancers, and more. The event is FREE for the whole family and will be taking place from 6:30-9:30pm! Rock-n-roll is the theme of this month’s event and Chaos Thompson and Blue Apple Groove will play between High & Matlack Streets. For more information on Swingin’ Summer Thursday visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com or click here.
Swingin’ Summer Thursdays will be taking place this Thursday from 6:30PM-9:30PM! The ever so popular downtown street festival offers great food, live music, clowns, dancers, and much more. This month Jazz is the theme with Venom Blues and TONEY. The event is located on West Gay Street Between High & Darlington and is FREE for the whole family, See the complete summer line-up by visiting http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
Also, start the weekend off right with First Friday in Downtown West Chester! This Friday, August 2nd, Downtown shops will be open late offering specials, new items, and refreshments. It’s the perfect time to come to Downtown West Chester and see what’s new and cool!
On Saturday June 6, 2013 the The Annual Iron Hill Twilight Race Series will be taking place in Downtown West Chester. West Chester transforms into a colorful street festival full of fun with lots of free activities for the entire family. The high point will be the professional bicycle race along with block parties, foot races, and kids games. See the complete list of activities. The event is presented by the Greater Chamber of Commerce of West Chester. Check out the video from last years event below!
Join the Chester County Hospital for a fun-filled, family friendly weekend at the 30th Annual May Festival! The festival starts today at 4 p.m. at the Hospital at 701 E. Marshall St., West Chester. Entrance to the event is free but there is a charge for rides and other attractions. You can purchase tickets and the wristbands in advance by clicking on the May Festival website. Below is a schedule for the entire weekend.
- Friday, May 17: Rides and food: 4 – 9:30pm
- Saturday, May 18: Rides and food: 10am – 9:30pm; Shops and children’s area: 10am – 6pm
- Sunday, May 19: Rides, food, shops and children’s area: 11am to 5pm