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.
The Summer Concert Series Stage
Live music overlooking a picturesque pond, beneath the cooling trees and sparkling stars at Anson B. Nixon Park located right around the corner in Kennett Square! The park’s annual summer Concert Series kicks off June 19, and there’s plenty for everyone to love in the lineup. Enjoy a wide variety of local and regional bands all summer on the park stage. The concerts begin promptly at 7 p.m. and are always family friendly. Pets (on a leash) are welcome, too! Grab a lawn chair or blanket and pack a picnic or enjoy a light supper catered by a different local restaurant each week. La Michoacana Ice Cream will be on the scene with icy cold treats to cool you down. For more information on the concert series or to check out the lineup visit www.ansonbnixonpark.org or simply click here.
After receiving a parking ticket in Downtown West Chester the other day, I thought it would be a good time to clear up confusion and remind visitors about parking. First and foremost, I would advise you, if you haven’t already, to watch Malena’s Where to Park in West Chester video. Also, on-street parking meters have been changed to allow customers to park up to three hours. At the same time, there are new hours of enforcement posted on affected meters:
- 8am to 10pm, Monday thru Friday.
- FREE on Saturday until 5pm. Saturday evening enforcement from 5pm to 10pm.
- FREE on Sunday except during major events which have a $5 flat fee.
Your best option for parking in downtown West Chester
are the centrally located municipal parking garages. Park as long as you want and have no fear of getting a parking ticket. To add convenience to downtown parking, there is a pilot program currently underway to test new parking meters. They’re the shiny ones found on portions of Gay and Market Streets and they now accept Visa/Mastercard as well as quarters. Incase you do encounter a ticket in the future, paying them just got a little easier! You can now pay them online by visiting the Borough of West Chester’ official
If you visit West Chester regularly I’m sure you have most likely received a parking ticket and know how annoying it can be to trek down to the borough offices or mail in the fines. Lucky for us the West Chester Borough recently unveiled (back in December) a new feature that allows people to pay their parking tickets online on the borough’s website!
In order to pay a parking ticket, simply go to the borough’s website and click the blue “Parking Fine Payments” button on the right side of the screen or simply click here to be directed. The service requires that you enter your e-mail address as well as your citation number or license plate number. Let’s face it, no one likes getting a parking ticket, but it happens. At least now we can pay the parking violations from the conviance of our homes. To learn how to avoid getting a parking violation in Downtown West Chester check out this awesome video explaining the best places to park in WC!
The Friends of West Chester Parks & Recreation presents the Marshall Square Park Summer Concert Series for 2012 starting at 6:30pm. Free for the entire family. Featured tomorrow is a special Billie Joel night with John Grecia. I also recieved some more information from the Marshall Square Park website stating, “Setup starts around 6PM for grilling hot dogs and hamburgers off to the side, likely using the picnic tables to set up the food, so bring your usual blankets or chairs for concert viewing. E-mail the Clarks the type of dish you would like to bring (apps, sides, desserts, drinks). This could be a great neighbor celebration!!! The more the merrier so feel free to extend the invitation.” For more information check out the flyer!
Wondering where to park when visiting downtown West Chester? Look no further, check out the video below for some helpful tips!