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DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST
Through December, 2018
This Holiday Season, the downtown retail and restaurant business owners are putting on their creative hats, and stepping up to the challenge to be selected as one of Downtown West Chester’s Five BEST decorated storefronts! The Borough’s Public Arts Commission will make their rounds to select winners the week of Nov. 26th. So bundle up, put on your walking shoes, and enjoy the festive displays of creativity, beauty and lights in Downtown West Chester! See list of winners.
BRANDYWINE BALLET presents THE NUTCRACKER at WCU
December 13-16, 2018
Everyone's favorite holiday outing returns once again to the stage! Don't miss Clara and Drosselmeyer's journey through the Land of Sweets this holiday season. See more info.
RTC presents LEND ME A TENOR at UPTOWN!
December 14-30, 2018
With the class and charm of a Kaufman and Hart comedy, and the door-slamming hilarity of a Marx Brothers' classic like Room Service, this high-energy comedy about love and mistaken identity will have you laughing all night long! Located at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See more info.
PUTTIN' ON THE GLITZ: NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION at UPTOWN!
December 31, 2018 | 7:30pm
Join the celebration in support of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center while you enjoy dinner, dancing, and plenty of entertainment! Don't miss out, get your tickets now!
RTC presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
March 29 - April 21, 2019
Sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards! Located at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See more info.
WEST CHESTER FILM FESTIVAL
April 26-28, 2019 | Times Vary
Join the West Chester International Short Film Festival for their 15th year featuring an exciting mix of more than 60 films, 3 parties, workshops, and more over the course of 3 days in downtown West Chester! All events are open to the public. See ticket info.
SPRING GALLERY WALK
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 5pm-9pm
An eclectic mix of 30+ gallery receptions and one-night-only hosts is what makes Gallery Walk an evening full of fun and surprises! Local artists display their work at locations throughout town from 5pm-9pm. This event is presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and Sunset Hill Jewelers. See more info. #WCGalleryWalk
BRANDYWINE BALLET presents CINDERELLA at WCU
May 17-19, 2019
Despire being mistreated by her cruel step mother and step sisters, Cinderella is able to triumph over oppression to find happiness and love with the help of some delightful characters. See more info.
Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 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 info.
UP ON THE ROOF
Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 7pm-11pm
West Chester Downtown Foundation presents the 16th 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.
SWINGIN SUMMER THURSDAY
Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 6:30pm-9pm
Bring the whole family downtown for great entertainment, food, and fun! This event is FREE to attend. Located between High & Matlack streets. See more info.
TURK'S HEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL AT EVERHART PARK
Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 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.
BENCHMARK TWILIGHT CYCLING CLASSIC
Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 2pm-10pm
Join the excitement as thousands of spectators and their families head downtown for an up-close look at top athletes as they race the streets of West Chester! The day will be packed with fun for the whole family, so be sure come down early! Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. See schedule of events. #WCBikeRace
TOUCH A TRUCK DAY
Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 12pm-4pm
Bring the little ones down for a hands-on opportunity to explore, touch, interact, and learn about dozens of vehicles including police cars, firetrucks, and more. See more info.
CHESTER COUNTY RESTAURANT FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 15, 2019 | 12pm-5pm
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.
Friday, September 20, 2019 | 10am-3:30pm
Park(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where metered parking spots are transformed into temporary public parks in order to raise awareness of the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in our urban areas. Thank you to the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce for organizing this wonderful event!
AUTUMN GALLERY WALK
Friday, October 4, 2019 | 5pm-9pm
An eclectic mix of gallery receptions and one-night exhibits is what makes Gallery Walk an evening of fun and surprises! More than three dozen artists display their work at galleries, shops, banks, and restaurants throughout downtown -- most with new creations. Hosted by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and presented by Sunset Hill Jewelers & Fine Arts Gallery. #WCGalleryWalk
CHESTER COUNTY DAY
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 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).
WEST CHESTER CHILI COOK-OFF
Sunday, October 13, 2019 | 10:30am-3:30pm
Come out and vote for your favorite chili in the 16th 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.
WEST CHESTER PRESERVATION AWARDS
Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 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 more info.
WEST CHESTER HALLOWEEN PARADE
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 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. Presented by West Chester Parks & Recreation. See more info.
CHESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S FIRST ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BALL
Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 6:30pm-10:30pm
Join CCHS for a night full of fun, costumes, and more for the Chester County Historical Society's 2nd Annual Halloween Ball! The event will feature a live auction, music, a costume contest, food, and an open bar. Costumes are strongly encouraged!
NOCTURNE STROLL - PLEIN AIR BRANDYWINE VALLEY
2019 Date & Time TBD
Come out to enjoy more than 50 artists in action as they paint and photograph the beauty that Downtown West Chester has to offer! It all happens down on East Gay Street, with all artwork presented for view and sale at Bar Avalon starting at 8:30pm, 116 E Gay St. See more info.
VETERANS DAY PARADE
Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 2pm
Taking place along East Gay Street, West Chester pays tribute to all American veterans, living or dead, who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. A short ceremony will take place at the historic Courthouse featuring the Henderson High School Marching Band and several speakers. Join the West Chester Veterans Council to show your support for our veterans! See more info.
SHOP SMALL WEST CHESTER WEEKEND
November 30 - December 2, 2019 | All Weekend
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 and in metered surface lots.
GIVING TUESDAY in DOWNTOWN WEST CHESTER
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | All Day
Shops and boutiques in downtown West Chester will be generously donating 10% of their days sales to local charitable organizations. So come down, shop local, and help support a great cause!
QVC WEST CHESTER CHRISTMAS PARADE
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 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.
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