Mark your calendars for The West Chester Parks & Recreation Department’s annual May Day Festival of the arts taking place Sunday, May 4, from 11:00am-4:00pm. May Day Festival of the Arts is a daylong celebration of the arts held at Everhart Park. Approximately 45 to 60 artists set-up booths throughout the park to sell their high quality arts and crafts. Artisans and crafters are welcome to apply for the event, more information available at (610) 436-9010.
The annual First Friday event will be taking place this week for the month of April. Get together with your friends and come downtown to see what’s new and what’s cool. Shops and boutiques are open late and will be showing off their newest Spring fashions and giftware; browse the in-store specials while enjoying refreshments. Remember, FREE parking after 5pm at the meters throughout town. For more information on the shops participating see the Shopping Page at http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne
Get ready for an evening of oohs and ahhs, as Longwood Gardens presents spectacular Fireworks & Fountains shows guaranteed to make your summer memorable. The summer long event kicks off this Saturday, May 25! You can Buy tickets online or by calling 610-388-1000 (additional fees apply for phone orders). If members purchase tickets between March 1 & 7 they are eligible for discounts on certain shows. Find out more about the additional Member discount by clicking here. Below is a list of prices for the Firework and Fountain events:
- $38 Ages 16 & over
- $31 Members ages 16 & over
- $22 Ages 15 & under
- $18 Members Ages 15 & under
Enjoy a seven-day celebration of the culinary scene in downtown West Chester during the annual West Chester Restaurant Week. Each participating restaurant offers a special multi-course, fixed-price menu for lunch or dinner and many are providing both. The event gives diners a chance to discover new eateries or get reacquainted with old favorites at a great value! Menus of participating restaurants will be posted at the beginning of West Chester Restaurant Week. See the West Chester Restaurant Week article in County Lines Magazine. Check back for more information.
The weekend weather is looking great across the area, I wanted to remind everyone of some events happening in Downtown West Chester this weekend!
Incase you missed the Annual Groundhog Day prediction over the weekend we wanted to let you know that Punxsutawney Phil predicted that there will be an early spring. He did not see his shadow! According to the myth, if a groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter; if he does not, spring is right around the corner. Lucky for us this year means spring is coming early, or so we hope!
Did you know that Groundhog Day as we know it in the U.S. started because the Pennsylvania Dutch farmers wanted to know if spring was coming early or not. That information helped them decide when they should plant seeds and half their hay. Do you agree with Punxsatawney Phil’s prediction?