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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET AWARD
West Chester is one of the winners of the 2017 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA), a nationally prestigious recognition that was presented to West Chester BID in front of 1,600 attendees at this year's National Main Street Conference in Pittsburgh. Video, GAMSA Media Toolkit. See West Chester: Award-Winning Town, an article at County Lines Magazine.

Shop Small West ChesterSHOP SMALL WEST CHESTER
November 24-26, 2017 | All Weekend
Local businesses play a key role in helping our communities succeed each and every day. So join your community in this 3-day shopping extravaganza and support the more than 100 independently-owned businesses throughout downtown West Chester this holiday season! There will be FREE parking at street meters Fri, Nov 24 - Sun, Nov 26. See more information.

Adrian Martinez ExhibitADRIAN MARTINEZ presents THE VISIONARY WORLD OF HUMPHRY MARSHALL, 1750-1800
Now Open: Tuesday - Saturday | 9:30am-4:30pm
The eighteenth century world as Humphry Marshall knew it is artistically explored through the vision of acclaimed artist and guest curator Adrian Martinez. The exhibit showcases the richness of early Pennsylvanian history, presented in a series of twelve newly completed paintings by Martinez depicting the evolution of Chester County from frontier-land to farmland. Located at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High St through December 2017. See more information

Jazz Cocktail HourUPTOWN! presents JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 6:30pm
Join host and vocalist Sara Michaels, accompanied by the legendary Tom Adams Trio at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. Dinner option avaible. See ticket information.

CarmenUPTOWN! presents "CARMEN"
Friday, November 17, 2017 | 8pm
The Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Flamenco sensation Liliana Ruiz have re-defined the classical music experience with their unique & powerful performances. With over 40 instruments, amazing footwork, and brilliant costumes - you'll be blown away! Located at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.

West Chester RailroadWEST CHESTER RAILROAD: SANTA'S EXPRESS
November 18-19, 24-26, 2017 | 11am, 1pm, 3pm
December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 & 23, 2017 | 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Join Santa for a 90-minute journey on the heated train through the Chester Creek Valley - packed with treats, decorations, live christmas songs to sing along to, and lots of great photo opportunities! Bring the whole family and enjoy! See ticket information.

Suspense & Thrills in Chester CountyUPTOWN! presents SUSPENSE & THRILLS IN CHESTER COUNTY
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | 6:30pm
Suspense author Matty Dalrymple gives the audience and inside peek into her stories and the local settings (and sometimes people) that play an important role in her work. Located at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.

Better than BaconUPTOWN! presents BETTER THAN BACON IMPROV
Friday, November 24, 2017 | 8pm
Join Better Than Bacon: Interactive Improv Comedy at the Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St, for completely unscripted improvisational games, which are all driven by the audience's suggestions and interactions. Every word is made up on the spot, so you'll never see the same show twice! See ticket information.

Shop Small West ChesterSHOP SMALL WEST CHESTER
November 24-26, 2017 | All Weekend
Local businesses play a key role in helping our communities succeed each and every day. So join your community in this 3-day shopping extravaganza and support the more than 100 independently-owned businesses throughout downtown West Chester this holiday season! There will be FREE parking at street meters Fri, Nov 24 - Sun, Nov 26. See more information

West Chester RailroadWEST CHESTER RAILROAD: CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN
November 26, 2017 | 8am
December 3 & 10, 2017 | 8am
Enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts as you embark to Wiggins Tree Farm to pick and cut down the perfect family tree! Entire event lasts about 2 hours. All trees have the special price of $40 for train passengers. See ticket information

Uptown Travel Adventure SeriesUPTOWN! TRAVEL ADVENTURE SERIES presents GHOSTS of the GOLD RUSH
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 7pm
Journey to see the still-visable, rich history of the West, and some of the most spectacular places in America as you travel through the footsteps of Butch Cassidy, The Sundance Kid, and the Wild Bunch. Located at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information

Holiday CheerWC STUDIO presents "HOLIDAY CHEER" at UPTOWN!
Friday, December 1, 2017 | 5pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 2pm
Join WC Studio and Uptown singers in listening to old fashioned holiday favorites as well as lively new songs! Located at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.

WC Christmas ParadeQVC WEST CHESTER CHRISTMAS PARADE
Friday, December 1, 2017 | 7:15pm
West Chester's grandest parade is the highlight of the Winter holiday season with hundreds of dancers, performers, and musicians. Dozens of events surround the parade, so come downtown early and enjoy all the Christmas spirit. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. See details. Parking information.

Dueling PianosUPTOWN! presents DUELING PIANOS
December 7, 2017  
Enjoy an interactive experience at Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St, with dueling pianos! Grab the whole family and join in on the fun. See ticket information.

Story Pirates WCU LIVE! presents STORY PIRATES
Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 2pm
In this wildly hilarious "Create-A-Show", the Story Pirates will collect audience members' ideas before and during the show to incorporate on the spot in this impressive improv show that validates the power of human imagination! Located at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theater, 817 S High St. See ticket information.

A Christmas CarolRTC presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 15 - 31, 2017 | Times Vary
The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects. Produced by The Resident Theatre Company at the Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket info and times here.

TapestryWCU LIVE! presents TAPESTRY: A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING
Friday, January 19, 2018 | 7:30pm
Maintaining the signature sounds of Ms.King, this show faithfully recreates the glorious sounds of crowd favorites including "You've Got a Friend," "Natural Woman," "It's Too Late," "So Far Away," and more! Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

GoitseWCU LIVE! presents GOITSE
Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 7:30pm
Goitse (pronounced go-with-cha) has released four critically acclaimed recordings, which are a combination of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

Joe ScarboroughWCU PRESIDENT'S SPEAKER SERIES presents JOE SCARBOROUGH: "POLITICAL OUTLOOK"
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 8pm
As the face of MSNBC's Morning Joe, former Florida Congressman Scarborough pulls from his experience as an influential player in Republican politics. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

Bullets Over BroadwayRTC presents BULLETS OVER BROADWAY THE MUSICAL
March 30 - April 15, 2018 | Times Vary
The hilarious Woody Allen movie about a young playwright in the 1920s whose first Broadway play is financed by a gangster. Produced by The Resident Theatre Company at the Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket info and times here.

Johnny Peters WCU LIVE! presents JOHNNY PEERS & THE MUTTVILLE COMIX
Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 3pm
Watch as Johnny leads over a dozen personality-plus canines through challenging and hilarious tricks. This circus-style show is great for the whole family! Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

Gallery WalkGALLERY WALK
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 5pm-9pm
More than 30 artists display their work at galleries, shops, banks, and restaurants throughout downtown during Gallery Walk - most with new creations. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the West Chester BID.

Spring Flea MarketWEST CHESTER SPRING FLEA MARKET and BIKE SALE
Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 9am-1pm
Join West Chester Parks and Recreation for some deals AND wheels! Enjoy the market as a customer, or reserve your spot to be a vendor or sell a bike by calling 610-436-9010. Located at the West Chester Municipal Building, 401 E Gay St.

Up On The RoofUP ON THE ROOF
Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 7pm-11pm
West Chester Downtown Foundation presents the 15th Annual Up On The Roof to support the beautification of Downtown West Chester! Enjoy live music, dinner, appetizers and desserts, beer and wine, and the ever-so-popular rooftop martini. Located on the rooftop of the Chestnut Street Parking Garage, 14 E Chestnut St. Purchase tickets here

Super SundaySUPER SUNDAY
Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 11am-5pm
Join West Chester Parks & Recreation for this family event filled with entertainment and lots of delicious food. Children can enjoy crafts, games, and rides, while adults browse the four blocks of local food vendors, information booths, local artisans, and live bands. FREE admission. See parking information.

Turks Head Music FestivalTURK'S HEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL AT EVERHART PARK
Sunday, July 15, 2018 | 11am-8pm
The annual day-long array of popular regional bands features over 70 food vendors and artisan booths, as well as free music and fun for the whole family! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Rain date July 23. $5 all day parking. See more info.

Chester County Restaurant FestivalCHESTER COUNTY RESTAURANT FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 12pm-5:30pm
Stroll the streets, taste food from over 65 participating restaurants, listen to music by local bands, and shop with 110 artisan vendors! Free to attend; all food and beverages are pay-as-you-go. Parking is $5 at all municipal garages and free at the Justice Center Garage. See more info.

GALLERY WALK
Friday, October 5, 2018 | 5pm-9pm
An eclectic mix of gallery receptions and one-night exhibits is what makes Gallery Walk an Gallery Walkevening of fun and surprises. More than 20 artists display their work at galleries, shops, banks, and restaurants throughout downtown -- most with new creations. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the West Chester BID.

Chester County DayCHESTER COUNTY DAY
Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 10am to 5pm
The Annual Chester County Day House Tour is the oldest house tour event in the nation. Experience Chester County's finest examples of new and historically significant homes. Ticketed event supporting Chester County Hospital. Tickets available at the Chester County Historical Society (225 N High St).

Chili CookoffWEST CHESTER CHILI COOK-OFF
Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 10:30am-3:30pm
Come out and vote for your favorite chili in the 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off hosted by the West Chester Rotary Club. Enjoy games, a decorating booth contest, live music, and over 40 local vendors in addition to some delicious chili made by local participants. See more info.

Preservation AwardsWEST CHESTER PRESERVATION AWARDS
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 5:30pm
Join the celebration of historic preservation projects and programs, along with those who have contributed to West Chester's historic character and integrity, at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High St. Presented by the West Chester Downtown Foundation. A light buffet will be served, along with beer and wine. See additional info.

Halloween HALLOWEEN PARADE
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 7pm
Enjoy the costumes, the kids, and the fun! The Parade gathers on Market Street between Church & Darlington and continues down Market and up Gay Street.  See parking information.

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