Visit Downtown West Chester for Swingin’ Summer Thursday tonight! Enjoy great food, live music, clowns, artists, magicians and more. Free for the whole family from 6:30-9:30 pm! This week, see two solid jazz bands: Hot Bijoux and The Black Bird Society Orchestra. See the convenient garage parking options including FREE garage parking at the Justice Center Garage (Market between New & Darlington). For more information on the event visit Downtownwestchester.com.
Celebrate the summer solstice this Saturday, June 21, at Penns Woods Winery! Stop by and listen to Sean McGraw from 1:00pm – 4:00pm and eat delicious food from Ka’ Chi from 3:00pm – 9:00pm. Flight school will also be playing from 4:30pm – 8:30pm to kick off the first movie night of the summer. Enjoy wine by the glass or bottle and fabulous music all day long! For more information visit Pennswoodsevents.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.
Join the wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail as they bring together the best of the Brandywine Valley area. The festival will be held on Saturday June 14, 2014, from 12:00pm – 6:00pm. Join local wineries, food vendors, local artisans and musicians as they come together for a day of fun at the picturesque Myrick Conservation Center. To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.pawinefestival.com.
Longwood Gardens recently released the lineup for their much anticipated Summer Performance Series and tickets are on-sale now! Join Longwood Gardens as they celebrate 100 years of arts! Classical, jazz, rock-n-roll, indie-pop, folk, bluegrass, and more summer sounds await in the bucolic setting of the gardens. The Summer Performance Series includes both free and ticketed concerts in the most beautiful outdoor settings. Many performances will sell out quickly, so act fast to purchase tickets! Longwood Gardens also has many options for dining before a show. To learn more about Longwood Gardens Summer Concert Series click here or visit Longwoodgardens.org.
Despite the heavy rain, the Gallery Walk will still be taking place tonight from 5:00pm to 9:00pm in Downtown West Chester. Enjoy art openings and special events throughout downtown including Classic Towns Photo Contest winners and Vintage Garage Sale at Chestnut Street Garage. For more information on the event check out the flyer below or visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
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Get ready for this year’s Brandywine Food & Wine Festival! The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is showcasing the best of what the Brandywine Valley and surrounding Philadelphia countryside has to offer on June 8, 2013 from 12pm-6pm at the Myrick Conservation Center (1760 Unionville-Wawaset Road, West Chester, PA). The event brings together the best of the Brandywine Valley area including; local wineries, food vendors, local artisans and musicians. You can purchase tickets online by clicking here or visit the official event website, www.pawinefestival.com.
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
SWINGIN’ SUMMER THURSDAY | August 2
Two great Jazz bands are featured at the August Swingin’ Summer Thursday — Rob Diener & Anomaly and The Rob Swanson Project. This outdoor festival event begins at 6:30 on Gay Street between High & Darlington. Presented by West Chester Parks & Recreation and sponsored by the West Chester BID. FREE for the whole family.
FIRST FRIDAY | August 3
Stores are open late and the metered parking is free after 12-noon for this First Friday only. Check out the final Vintage Garage Sale for the summer at the Chestnut Street Parking Facility (14 East Chestnut St).
CHILDRENS PLAY AT CHESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY | August 11
The Uptown Entertainment Alliance presents The Fabulous Fable Factory. Monroe wanders into a seemingly abandoned factory, accidentally trips a lever, and activates an assembly line of seven characters who create fabulous fables. Show begins at 11:00am. Tickets available at Chester County Historical Society (High & Chestnut Sts).
MUSIC AT MARSHALL SQUARE PARK | August 16
The Friends of West Chester Parks & Recreation present the Marshall Square Park Summer Concert Series featuring the sounds of classic rewind with the Pompeo Brothers Band. Starts at 6:30pm. FREE for the entire family. Bring blankets or chairs.
If you happen to be in Downtown West Chester on Saturday head over to the West Chester Growers Market. It takes place every Saturday from May through November from 9AM–1PM. The event is located in the parking lot at the corner of Church and Chestnut Streets. To learn about the vendors you’ll find at market each week, visit their website. To see more great images from the market, visit Fig’s “I Heart West Chester” writeup by clicking this link!