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NOTICE: East Gay Street Improvement Project
PECO is replacing gas lines and repaving the street on two blocks of East Gay between High and Matlack through August. All businesses will be open and active, but traffic will be detoured to Chestnut Street on weekdays between 7am and 4pm. East Gay Street will be open to traffic after 4pm everyday and on weekends. Please support our downtown businesses! See more information.
SWINGIN SUMMER THURSDAY
Thursday, September 6, 2018 | 6:30pm-9pm
Bring the whole family downtown to enjoy food, fun, and more! Located on East Gay Street between High & Matlack Streets. Check back for details.
Friday, September 7, 2018 | All Day
Grab your friends and head downtown to check out spring's newest arrivals at the wide variety of shops & boutiques that downtown West Chester has to offer! Enjoy complimentary treats and extended hours at many locations throughout town. See participating locations.
BARCLAY FRIENDS 14TH ANNUAL SECRET GARDENS TOUR & PLANT SALE
Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 10am-3pm
The 14th Annual Secret Gardens Tour will showcase private gardens in the northwest neighborhood of the borough. Local musicians and artists will be featured along the tour, with gardens ranging from tiny courtyards to elegant estate properties. There will be a food truck available for light lunch during the tour, as well as a plant sale. See more information.
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 14, 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.
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 information.
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.
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 information.
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 information.
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.
SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE
July 18-20, 2019 | All Day
Stop by your favorite local retailers and take advantage of some of the best sales you'll see all season! It's the perfect opportunity to get some early holiday shopping done and enjoy some perfect Sidewalk Shoppin' weather in beautiful Downtown West Chester! See more info.
BENCHMARK TWILIGHT CYCLING CLASSIC
2019 Date TBD | 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.
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 information.
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