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Swingin Summer ThursdaySWINGIN' SUMMER THURSDAYS
Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 6:30pm-9:30pm
Bring the whole family downtown for Swingin' Summer Thursdays presenting great band entertainment, wonderful food, crafters, clowns, jugglers, dancers, and more. Gay Street is closed for this festival event. Free-will donation. This event is produced by the West Chester Parks & Recreation Dept and sponsored by the West Chester BID. Parking information.

Budweiser ClydesdalesBUDWEISER CLYDESDALES
Friday, September 2, 2016 | 5pm-7pm
The Clydesdales are returning to deliver their favorite adult beverage to downtown West Chester! Restaurants and shops will be open late for First Friday, so browse through lots of great sales around town, grab a bite to eat, and then watch as the fuzzy-footed giants clippity-clop along gay and Market Streets. Also, check out treasures of all kinds -- vintage and new -- at the Vintage Market at the Chestnut Street Garage, 14 E Chestnut St, from 4pm to 8pm. Enjoy FREE parking at meters and metered lots after 5pm, or see other parking options.

PlanetariumWCU PLANETARIUM LIVE SHOW: WE ARE STAR STUFF
Friday, September 2, 2016 | 7pm
The WCU Department of Earth & Space Science proudly presents both live and prerecorded shows, as well as some special events, througout the academic year. All shows start at 7pm and run approximately one hour in length. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Planetarium is located in the Schmucker Science Center, on the corner of Church St. and Rosedale Ave. Reservations taken starting August 12. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 610-436-2266.

Festival of Gardens

SECRET GARDENS OF WEST CHESTER TOUR AND PLANT SALE
Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 10am-3pm
Enjoy a walking tour of 10+ privately owned gardens located in the South Walnut Street neighborhood of the borough of West Chester. This popular community event, which supports the Barclay Friends Horticulture Therapy Program, features local musicians and artists at many of the gardens, and is attended by more than 300 supporters and gardening enthusiasts each year. Make sure to also visit the plant sale in the upper parking lot at Barclay Friends between 12pm and 4pm. Located at 700 N. Franklin St. See ticket information.

Story SlamSTORY SLAM AT SIDE BAR & RESTAURANT
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 8pm
Story Slam continues its season at the Side Bar & Restaurant, 10 E Gay St, with the theme Risk. Begins at 8pm. Story Slam is presented on the second Tuesday of the month through 2016. Ticketed event.

Chester County Restaurant FestivalCHESTER COUNTY RESTAURANT FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 18, 2016 | Noon–5:30 pm
Over 65 participating restaurants, live bands, artisan vendors, and a beer and wine garden make the annual Chester County Restaurant Festival the biggest food event in the Brandywine Valley. Takes place on Gay and Market Streets. FREE to attend with food and beverages pay-as-you-go. Parking is $5 at all municipal garages and free at the Justice Center Garage. See complete parking information. Presented and managed by the West Chester Parks & Recreation Department. See more.

WC HugWC HUG presents STRATEGY TO EXECUTION
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 6:30pm-8:30pm
West Chester HUG brings together local HubSpot users, fanatics, and entrepreneurs to promote authentic marketing through HubSpot's inbound marketing methodology. This event is hosted by  Stratus Interactive and will be located at Boxcar Brewpub, 142 E Market St. Come out, network, workshop, and enjoy a free beer and some munchies, too! Register and more information here.

WCU LiveWCU LIVE presents YESTERDAY AND TODAY: THE INTERACTIVE BEATLES EXPERIENCE  
Friday, September 23, 2016 | 7:30pm
What's your favorite Beatles song? Audience members are invited to fill out a card prior to the show that answers this question and why they chose that song. The McGuigan brothers create a set list using these responses and share the audience's stories through the music of the Beatles. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, interactive Beatles experience! Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

Garrison KeillorAN EVENING WITH GARRISON KEILLOR
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 8pm
One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio variety show, A Prarie Home Companion, which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. Reserved seating.  See ticket information

Chester County DayCHESTER COUNTY DAY
Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 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).

Gallery WalkGALLERY WALK
Friday, October 7, 2016 | 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. No matter what your budget, you're sure to find a favorite. 5pm to 9pm. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the West Chester BID.

Chili CookoffWEST CHESTER CHILI COOK-OFF
Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 10:30am-3:30pm
Come out and vote for your favorite chili in the 14th 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. Proceeds benefit local, national, and international philanthropies. See sign-up and sponsorship information here.

Story SlamSTORY SLAM AT SIDE BAR & RESTAURANT
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | 8pm
Story Slam continues its season at the Side Bar & Restaurant, 10 E Gay St, with the theme WTF? Begins at 8pm. Story Slam is presented on the second Tuesday of the month through 2016. Ticketed event.

PlanetariumWCU PLANETARIUM presents STAR CLUSTERS, STELLAR SIBLINGS  
Friday, October 14, 2016 | 7pm
The WCU Department of Earth & Space Science proudly presents both live and prerecorded shows, as well as some special events, througout the academic year. All shows start at 7pm and run approximately one hour in length. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Planetarium is located in the Schmucker Science Center, on the corner of Church St. and Rosedale Ave. Reservations taken starting September 23. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 610-436-2266.

WCU COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
Once Upon A MattressOctober 14, 2016 | 7:30pm
October 15 & 16, 2016 | 2pm
October 20-22, 2016 | 7:30pm
Once Upon A Mattress is a screwball ode to the history of musical comedy. Made famous as Carol Burnett's Broadway debut, a hilarious tweaking of the familiar fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea," provides for some side-spitting royal shenanigans. Located at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, 817 S High St. See ticket information.

HalloweenHALLOWEEN PARADE
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 7pm
Enjoy the costumes, the kids, and the fun starting at 7pm for the West Chester Halloween Parade in downtown West Chester. Parade gathers on Market Street between Church & Darlington and continues down Market and up Gay Street. Marching bands and cheerleading performances are featured. Call the West Chester Parks and Recreation at 610-436-9010. Free parking at the Justice Center Garage (Market & New Streets).

First FridayFIRST FRIDAY
Friday, November 4, 2016 | All day
Shops and boutiques are open late on the first Friday of every month to show off their newest seasonal fashions and giftware items. Browse the in-store specials and enjoy complimentary refreshments while you explore the variety of unique items each shop has to offer. For store information and location, see the complete retail directory...and don't forget to check out the shops that are participating in ThinkShopBuy. . .LOCAL (TSBL) for some great deals (a program of the Greater West Chester Chamber). Free parking at meters and in metered lots after 5pm.

PlanetariumWCU PLANETARIUM presents RAINING STARS
Friday, November 4, 2016 | 7pm
The WCU Department of Earth & Space Science proudly presents both live and prerecorded shows, as well as some special events, througout the academic year. All shows start at 7pm and run approximately one hour in length. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Planetarium is located in the Schmucker Science Center, on the corner of Church St. and Rosedale Ave. Reservations taken starting October 14. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 610-436-2266.

WCU LiveWCU LIVE presents the STEEP CANYON RANGERS
Friday, November 4, 2016 | 7:30pm
Join the Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, best known for their collaborations with actor/comedian Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, for an evening of instrumental virtuosity and high-energy performance as they present their dynamic songwriting talents in today's bluegrass styles. Their highly anticipated ninth studio album, RADIO, features twelve all-original bluegrass and Americana tracks, all produced by fourteen-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information

Adrian MartinezADRIAN MARTINEZ presents THE VISIONARY WORLD OF HUMPHRY MARSHALL, 1750-1800
Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 9:30am
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. To complement the exhibit, artifacts from the CCHS collection are also on display. Located at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High St through December 2017. See more information.

Story SlamSTORY SLAM AT SIDE BAR & RESTAURANT
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | 8pm
Story Slam finishes its season at the Side Bar & Restaurant, 10 E Gay St, with the Grand Slam and the theme TBD. Begins at 8pm. Story Slam is presented on the second Tuesday of the month through 2016. Ticketed event.

veerWCU COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES presents VEER: A DANCE CONCERT
Friday, November 11, 2016 | 7:30pm
Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 2pm & 7:30pm
University Dance Company's annual fall concert, Veer: to alter a direction or course, includes work by current WCU dance faculty and professional guest artists from the Philadelphia area. Located at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, 817 S  High St. See ticket information.

WCU LiveWCU LIVE presents KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS with JEFFREY SIEGEL
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 7:30pm
Jeffrey Siegel returns to WCU with his gorgeous feast of music to enchant the ears! His "Festive French Fare" program will include Debussy's beloved Clair de lune, Ravel's impressionistic The Fountain, and the poetic Nocturne of Gabriel Fauré. FREE event, no tickets required. Located at the Philips Autograph Library, 700 S High St. See more information.

The Long Christmas Ride HomeWCU COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES presents THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME
November 16, 17, 18, 2016 | 7:30pm
November 19, 2016 | 2pm & 7:30pm
November 20, 2016 | 2pm
This dark, beautiful play celebrates our need for connection while exploring the potential costs of our choices. Combining elements of Japanese theatre with contemporary storytelling techniques, the play will feature hand-made puppets and a haunting original score played live by the ensemble. Located at the J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre, 817 S High St. See ticket information.

WCU LiveWCU LIVE presents NEIL BERG'S 100 YEARS of BROADWAY
Friday, November 18, 2016 | 7:30pm
Composer and lyricist Neil Berg presents his widely acclaimed 100 Years of Broadway, a musical revue of Broadway's most celebrated shows. Featuring a dazzling cast of real Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band, Berg's show recreates some of the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century, including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

Black FridayBLACK FRIDAY
November 25, 2016 | All Day
Why get mobbed at the malls when you can enjoy a fun day of shopping at unique boutiques where the shelves are packed with gifts fashion for everyone on your list. Enjoy lunch with a friend or relax at a happy hour. FREE parking at the garages (see map). See the complete retail directory. See the shops that are participating in ThinkShopBuy. . .LOCAL (TSBL) for some sweet deals (a program of the West Chester Chamber of Commerce).

Small Business SaturdaySMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
November 26, 2016 | All Day
It's the day for our community to support the small businesses owned by our friends and neighbors. Our family owned businesses have become the hallmark of downtown West Chester and give back to the community everyday and in so many ways. So Shop Small and support your favorite small business on Saturday. Remember, parking garages are FREE and convenient (see map). See the complete retail directory. See the shops that are participating in ThinkShopBuy. . .LOCAL (TSBL) for some sweet deals (a program of the West Chester Chamber of Commerce).

WCU PLANETARIUM presents DETHRONING THE EARTH
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 7pmPlanetarium
The WCU Department of Earth & Space Science proudly presents both live and prerecorded shows, as well as some special events, througout the academic year. All shows start at 7pm and run approximately one hour in length. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Planetarium is located in the Schmucker Science Center, on the corner of Church St. and Rosedale Ave. Reservations taken starting  November 11. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 610-436-2266.

WC Christmas ParadeWEST CHESTER CHRISTMAS PARADE
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 7:15pm
West Chester's grandest parade is the highlight of the Winter holiday season with hundreds of dancers, performers, and musicians making the event a true extravaganza. 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 parking information.

WCU LiveWCU LIVE presents THE GREATEST PIRATE STORY NEVER TOLD    
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 2pm
Nominated as "Best Family Show 2014" by the Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told! is Off-Broadway's improvised, interactive, musical pirate adventure, filled with boatloads of laugh-out-loud moments for both kids and grown-ups! Located at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theater, 817 S High St. See ticket information.

WCU PLANETARIUM presents MARS & VENUS: OUR PLANETARY NEIGHBORS Planetarium
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 7pm
The WCU Department of Earth & Space Science proudly presents both live and prerecorded shows, as well as some special events, througout the academic year. All shows start at 7pm and run approximately one hour in length. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Planetarium is located in the Schmucker Science Center, on the corner of Church St. and Rosedale Ave. Reservations taken starting January 6. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 610-436-2266.

WCU LiveWCU LIVE presents CIRQUE ZUMA ZUMA
Friday, February 17, 2017 | 7:30pm
As seen on season 6 of America's Got Talent, Cirque Zuma Zuma packs every show with non-stop action and incredible features that keep audiences on the edges of their seats. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

WCU PLANETARIUM presents A STAR IS BORN
Friday, February 24, 2017| 7pmPlanetarium
The WCU Department of Earth & Space Science proudly presents both live and prerecorded shows, as well as some special events, througout the academic year. All shows start at 7pm and run approximately one hour in length. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Planetarium is located in the Schmucker Science Center, on the corner of Church St. and Rosedale Ave. Reservations taken starting February 3. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 610-436-2266.

WCU LIVE presents COMMITTED
WCU LiveSaturday, February 25, 2017 | 7:30pm
Considered one of the nation's top ten acappella groups, Committed is frequently compared to groups like Take 6 and Boyz II Men. Committed made their breakthrough on NBC's The Sing-Off, from which they emerged as season 2 champions in 2010. Now with a 2016 Grammy nomination to boast, this five-man group from Alabama brings lush harmonies and an astoundingly varied repertoire on tour across the country. Located at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theater, 817 S High St. See ticket information.

Blithe SpiritWCU COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES presents BLITHE SPIRIT
March 2 & 3, 2017 | 7:30pm
March 4, 2017 | 2pm & 7:30pm
March 5, 2017 | 2pm
The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from Noel Coward, the playwright of Private Lives, offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine who is haunted by the ghost of his late first wife. Will these blithe spirits haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity or will he find a way to rest in peace? Located at the Main Stage Theatre, E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, 2 E Rosedale Ave. See ticket information.

WCU LiveWCU LIVE presents THE DIVING HAND ENSEMBLE
Friday, March 3, 2017 | 7:30pm
The Divine Hand Ensemble plays with precision, elegance, and grace, mesmerizing audiences through the ethereal and emotional calm and mystery of the Theremin. Watch as Divina bends electricity with his hands and literally pulls beautiful music out of thin air. The Divine Hand Ensemble crosses all music boundaries through unique interpretations of movie scores, familiar popular songs, and classical and opera favorites. Located at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theater, 817 S High St. See ticket information.

WCU LiveWCU LIVE presents KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS with JEFFREY SIEGEL
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 7:30pm
Jeffrey Siegel returns to WCU with his gorgeous feast of music to enchant the ears! This lively salute to American composers will include the rarely heard solo piano version of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Excursions of the famous West Chester-born composer Samuel Barber, Gottschalk's virtuoso masterpiece The Union, MacDowell's tender To a Wild Rose, and Aaron Copland's rousing Hoe-Down from Rodeo and his humorous Cat and the Mouse. FREE event, no tickets required. Located at the Philips Autograph Library, 700 S High St. See more information.

Linda Ronstadt AN EVENING WITH LINDA RONSTADT
Friday, March 10, 2017 | 8pm
Grammy-winning musician Linda Ronstadt is arguably the most versatile vocalist of the modern era. She has broadened the latitudes of the pop singer, expanding her canvas to include country, rock and roll, big band, jazz, opera, Broadway standards, and Mexican and Afro-Cuban influences. This part interview, part presentation performance will reflect on Linda's career, as well as her thoughts on music. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. Reserved seating. See ticket information.

WCU LIVE presents CALADH NUA
SWCU Liveaturday, March 11, 2017 | 7:30pm
Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant, and staggeringly talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments, the band captures the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balances them with an innovative contemporary flair. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

 

WCU LiveWCU LIVE presents MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATRE: TREASURE ISLAND
Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 3pm-5:30pm
The country's preeminent professional children's theatre company returns to WCU and will once again recruit more than fifty local children to stage an original musical adaptation. Approximately 50 roles are available for local students ages k-12th grade. No advance preparation or experience is necessary! Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See more information.

WCU PLANETARIUM presents A UNIVERSE OF GALAXIES
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 7pm
The WCU Department of Earth & Space Science proudly presents both live and prerecorded shows, Planetariumas well as some special events, througout the academic year. All shows start at 7pm and run approximately one hour in length. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Planetarium is located in the Schmucker Science Center, on the corner of Church St. and Rosedale Ave. Reservations taken starting March 10. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 610-436-2266.

West Chester Destination BraceletWCU LIVE presents HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 7:30pm
Mixing the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip-hop, soul, and funk, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble creates an intoxicating and boisterous blend of music that is just barely contained. These seven brothers come from the south side of Chicago from an extrodinary musical family, and have performed at venues all across the world. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

WCU COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES presents STUDENT WRITTEN ONE ACTS
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 7:30pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 2pm & 7:30pm
The Student Written One Acts is an evening of short plays penned by the Theatre 313 Playwriting Class at WCU. Come see plays reflecting issues and themes that resonate with college students. Students will serve as directors, designers, technicians, stage managers and actors. Located at the J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts, 2 E Rosedale Ave. See ticket information.

WCU LIVE presents TAMAGAWA UNIVERSITY TAIKO DRUMMING & DAWCU LiveNCE TROUPE
Monday, April 10, 2017 | 7:30pm
Nearly 30 drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University in Japan make a return appearance for an athletic and graceful performance that includes thundering Taiko drumming and Japanese folkloric dance. Their amazing stage show has received rave reviews from the New York Times and other popular media. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

The Honorable MaidWCU COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES presents THE HONORABLE MAID
April 20 & 21, 2017 | 7:30pm
April 22, 2017 | 2pm & 7:30pm
April 23, 2017 | 2pm
Follow the plight of Bettina, a poor but honorable Venetian girl as she tries to find her way through this classic tale of love, mistaken identity, and sassy servants. First performed during the Venetian Carnival of 1749, it received the audiences' adoration and played for twenty-two nights. Told in the raucous physical style of the commedia dell'arte, this production is sure to please. Located at the Main Stage Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts, 2 E Rosedale Ave. See ticket information.

SerendipityWCU COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES presents SERENDIPITY, A DANCE CONCERT
April 27 & 28, 2017 | 7:30pm
April 29, 2017 | 2pm & 7:30pm
University Dance Company's annual spring concert, Serendipity, celebrates the highly creative choreography of WCU students in a variety of styles. The concert also includes work by current WCU dance faculty. Located at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, 817 S High St. See ticket information.

WCU PLANETARIUM presents A TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
Friday, April 28, 2017 | 7pmPlanetarium
The WCU Department of Earth & Space Science proudly presents both live and prerecorded shows, as well as some special events, througout the academic year. All shows start at 7pm and run approximately one hour in length. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Planetarium is located in the Schmucker Science Center, on the corner of Church St. and Rosedale Ave. Reservations taken starting April 7. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 610-436-2266.

Gallery WalkGALLERY WALK
Friday, May 5, 2017 | 5pm-9pm
More than 30 artists display their work at galleries, shops, banks, and restaurants throughout downtown during Gallery Walk - most with new creations. No matter what your budget, you're sure to find a favorite. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the West Chester BID. Also, check out treasures of all kinds at the Vintage Garage Sale at the Chestnut Street Garage, from 5pm to 9pm.

WCU LiveWCU LIVE presents THE STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE
Friday, May 5, 2017 | 7:30pm
During Chris Perondi's "Stunt Dog Experience" you can expect to witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs such as air tricks, stunts, comedy antics, dancing, and athletic feats. On a mission to promote animal rescue, pet adoption, and responsible pet care, all of the dogs in the show have been rescued from pounds and shelters across the country. Located at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St. See ticket information.

MAY DAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS at EVERHART PARK
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 11am to 4pm

Presented by the West Chester Parks & Recreation, this day long celebration of the artsMay Day Arts Festival is held at Everhart Park, with approximately 45-60 booths selling high quality arts and crafts. Enjoy fresh food from local vendors all day long, as well as strolling magicians, mimes, jugglers, and local dance academy performances.

SWINGIN' SUMMER THURSDAYS
Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 6:30pm-9:30pmSwingin Summer Thursday
Bring the whole family downtown for Swingin' Summer Thursdays presenting great band entertainment, wonderful food, crafters, clowns, jugglers, dancers, and more. Gay Street is closed for this festival event. Free-will donation. This event is produced by the West Chester Parks & Recreation Dept and sponsored by the West Chester BID. Parking information.

First FridayFIRST FRIDAY
Friday, June 2, 2017 | All day
Shops and boutiques are open late on the first Friday of every month to show off their newest seasonal fashions and giftware items. Browse the in-store specials and enjoy complimentary refreshments while you explore the variety of unique items each shop has to offer. For store information and location, see the complete retail directory...and don't forget to check out the shops that are participating in ThinkShopBuy. . .LOCAL (TSBL) for some great deals (a program of the Greater West Chester Chamber). Free parking at meters and in metered lots after 5pm.

Town ToursTOWN TOURS and VILLAGE WALKS
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 5:30pm
The kick-off of the popular Town Tours & Village Walks occurs at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street, starting at 5:30pm with light refreshments and entertainment by the Lukens Band. Several guided tours will take place featuring places and homes in the Borough. It is FREE to the public and no pre-registration is required. Details at Landscapes2.org. See West Chester parking information.

Swingin Summer ThursdaySWINGIN' SUMMER THURSDAYS
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 6:30pm-9:30pm
Bring the whole family downtown for Swingin' Summer Thursdays presenting great band entertainment, wonderful food, crafters, clowns, jugglers, dancers, and more. Gay Street is closed for this festival event. Free-will donation. This event is produced by the West Chester Parks & Recreation Dept and sponsored by the West Chester BID. Parking information.

First FridayFIRST FRIDAY
Friday, July 7, 2017 | All day
Shops and boutiques are open late on the first Friday of every month to show off their newest seasonal fashions and giftware items. Browse the in-store specials and enjoy complimentary refreshments while you explore the variety of unique items each shop has to offer. For store information and location, see the complete retail directory...and don't forget to check out the shops that are participating in ThinkShopBuy. . .LOCAL (TSBL) for some great deals (a program of the Greater West Chester Chamber). Free parking at meters and in metered lots after 5pm.

Turks Head FestivalTURK'S HEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL AT EVERHART PARK
Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 11am-8pm
The 34th annual day-long array of popular regional bands performing on two stages during The Turks Head Music Festival at Everhart Park. Over 70 food vendors and artisan booths. Free music and fun for the whole family. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Presented by the West Chester Parks & Recreation. Rain date July 23. $5 all day parking.

Summer Sidewalk SaleSUMMER SIDEWALK SALE
Wednesday, July 19 - Sunday, July 23, 2017 | All Day
Stop by your favorite local participating retailers during this six-day event and take advantage of some of the best sales you'll see all season. Browse through the unique shops and experience a vast selection of accessories, apparel, gifts, home decor, specialty foods and more. It's the perfect opportunity to get some early holiday shopping done and (fingers crossed!) enjoy a week of non-stop perfect Sidewalk Shoppin' weather in beautiful Downtown West Chester. Visit our Facebook page for updated sales and promotions throughout the week.

FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, August 4, 2017 | All day
First FridayShops and boutiques are open late on the first Friday of every month to show off their newest seasonal fashions and giftware items. Browse the in-store specials and enjoy complimentary refreshments while you explore the variety of unique items each shop has to offer. For store information and location, see the complete retail directory...and don't forget to check out the shops that are participating in ThinkShopBuy. . .LOCAL (TSBL) for some great deals (a program of the Greater West Chester Chamber). Free parking at meters and in metered lots after 5pm.

IRON HILL TWILIGHT RACE SERIES
Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 4pm
West Chester transforms into a colorful street festival full of fun with lots of free activTwilight Race Seriesities for the entire family. The high point will be the professional bicycle race along with block parties, foot races, and kids games. Presented by the Greater Chamber of Commerce of West Chester. See details at GreaterWestChester.com.

WEST MARKET STREET BLOCK PARTY
Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 4pmMarket Street Block Party
There's more to the bike races than racing -- the West Market Street Block Party offers fun for the entire family starting at 4pm between Church & Darlington Streets. Face painting for kids, sidewalk art, great food and live music. FREE event. Free parking at the Justice Center Garage, 220 W Market St.

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