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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.
WCASD SENSATIONAL STRINGS
Monday, April 23, 2018 | 7:00pm
Join the West Chester Area School District for their 2nd annual concert at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St, featuring various musical genres including classical, jazz, opera, rock, and pop. See ticket information.
BERLIN TO BROADWAY: A MUSICAL VOYAGE
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 7:30pm
Featuring songs from The Threepenny Opera, Street Scene, and Lost in the Stars, get ready to set sail with Kurt Weill as he uncovers a true story of immigration. Located at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St. See ticket information.
WEST CHESTER FILM FESTIVAL
April 27-29, 2018 | Times Vary
Join the West Chester International Short Film Festival for their 14th 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 4, 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.
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 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.
OPERA TUTTI CABARET
Sunday, May 20, 2018 | "Opera Uber Alles!" | 3:00pm
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.
BETTER THAN BACON: INTERACTIVE IMPROV COMEDY
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.
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.
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.
BENCHMARK TWILIGHT CYCLING CLASSIC
Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 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.
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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