BRANDYWINE TRAVELER WCDF UP ON THE ROOF PRESERVATION AWARDS HISTORY
WE'VE MOVED! The West Chester Business Improvement District has relocated to 137 North High Street (corner of High and Chestnut Streets) and will be open to the public January 2. Stop by to say hello!
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.
YOU'VE GOT MAIL: 1790-1890
Now Open: Tuesday - Saturday | 9:30am-4:30pm
Take a step back in time to an important era in postal history when stamps and payment methods changed and the cost of postage went down. Explore rare and exquisite examples at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High St, curated by guest postal-historian Bill Schultz through April 2018. See more information.
KISS THE SKY: A JIMI HENDRIX RE-EXPERIENCE
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 8:00pm
Join guitarist & showman, Jimy Bleu, along with world class musicians in this tribute to Jimi Hendrix featuring replica costumes, musical gear, look-a-like performers, and iconic hits from the peak of Jimi's career in the 60's. Located at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.
CHOSEN DANCE COMPANY presents “EVVOLUTION”
Friday, February 2, 2018 | 7:30pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 2pm & 7:30pm
Step back in time and journey through the hip-hop evolution of time with hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.
GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY of CHESTER COUNTY presents TRIAL BY JURY
Friday, February 9, 2018 | 7:30pm
Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 2pm & 7:30pm
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Chester County presents a 30th Anniversary Gala featuring the best of shows past and a full orchestra production of Trial by Jury at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.
OPERA TUTTI CABARET
Sunday, February 11, 2018 | "British Invasion" | 3:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 | "Americana"
Sunday, May 20, 2018 | "Opera Uber Alles!"
Sunday, June 10, 2018 | "That's Still Italian"
Sunday, July 15, 2018 | "Opera Goes to the Movies"
Opera Tutti Cabaret brings a different theme to the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St each month! Show begins at 3pm. See ticket information.
2018 OSCAR SHORTS
Monday, February 12, 2018 | 6:30pm
See all of the 2018 Oscar-nominated short films up on the big screen before the Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 4th! Located at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.
UPTOWN SPEAKER SERIES: VICTORIA WYETH
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 6:30pm
Granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth and Niece of Jaime Wyeth, Victoria Wyeth brings her rich background in the arts to Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. Fun family photos and stories add a personal touch to her story. See ticket information.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 7:30pm-10pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 7:30pm-10pm
Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 7:30pm-10pm
Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 7:30pm-10pm
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.
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
Friday, February 23, 2018 | 8:00pm
A tribute to the original Allman Brothers Band, Live at the Fillmore recreates music with an unparalleled degree of authenticity. Located at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.
WCU 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.
BETTER THAN BACON: INTERACTIVE IMPROV COMEDY
Friday, March 9, 2018 | 7:30pm
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Enjoy completely unscripted inprovisational games, all driven by the audience's suggestions & interactions! Every word is made up on the spot, so you'll never see the same show twice! Located at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.
WCU 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.
AZUL: A STORY OF PICASSO'S BLUE PERIOD
Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 6:00pm
Yahaira Paredes Production and La Fabrica interweave live flamenco music and dance into the dramatic canvas of Picasso's career from 1900-1904. Located at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.
UPTOWN SPEAKER SERIES: CHESTER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 6:30pm
Dean Rodney Smolla of Delaware Law School along with members of the Chester County Bar Association will discuss the current state of Constitutional Law and recent issues concerning the law and public society at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.
RTC 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.
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.
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.
WEST 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 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.
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.
PENNSYLVANIA DOWNTOWN CENTER 3-DAY CONFERENCE: EMBRACING CHANGE
Sunday, June 3 - Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | All Day
Community revitalization professionals and leaders in the field: Join PDC as they host their annual 3-day conference in the beautiful & historic downtown West Chester! Find out about sponsorship opportunites, schedules, and more at padowntown.org.
TURK'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 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.
Friday, October 5, 2018 | 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 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 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).
WEST 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.
WEST 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.
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.
SHOP SMALL WEST CHESTER
November 23-25, 2018 | 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 and in metered surface lots. See more information.
QVC WEST CHESTER CHRISTMAS PARADE
Friday, November 30, 2018 | 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 and street closure information.
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