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Annual Events-at-a-Glance

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in downtown West Chester.

>> Dates may change without notice. To see all events in West Chester, go to Events Calendar and DowntownWestChester.com.

2015

Recurring events:

  • First Fridays -- Stores open late with specials and fun for everyone.

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2015

Swingin' Summer Thursday -- September 3, 2015, 6:30 to 9:30pm. Street music festival for the whole family. Free.

Budweiser Cydesdale Event -- September 4, 2015, 6 to 8pm. See the fuzzy-footed giants up-close.

Vintage Garage Sale -- September 4, 2015, 4 to 9pm at Chestnut Street Garage.

Festival of Gardens -- September 5, 2015. Tour local gardens.

Chester County Restaurant Festival -- September 20, 2015, Noon to 5 pm. Lot's of food and fun.

Gallery Walk -- October 2, 2015 starting at 6 pm. Enjoy art openings and special events throughout downtown.

West Chester Rotary's Annual Chili Cook-off -- October 11, 2015, noon to 3 pm. Vote for the best chili in West Chester!

Halloween Parade -- October 28, 2015, 7:00pm. Bring your little monsters downtown and be in a parade.

First Friday Holiday Shopping Kick-off -- November 6, 2015. Stores open late with specials and fun for everyone.

Veterans Day Parade -- November 8, 2015, 2:00pm. Parade along East Gay Street with Memorial ceremony at 3:00pm.

Old-Fashioned Christmas -- December 4-6, 2015. The Christmas Parade is Friday December 4, 2015, at 7:15pm.

2016

West Chester Film Festival -- April 22-24, 2016. Award winning short films.

Gallery Walk -- May 6, 2016 starting at 5pm. Enjoy art openings and special events throughout downtown. Free.

May Day Festival of the Arts -- May 1, 2016, 11am to 4pm, at Everhart Park. Free for the whole family.

Swingin' Summer Thursday -- June 2, 2016, 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Street music festival for the whole family. Free.

First Friday -- June 3, 2016, after 5. See what's new and what's cool.

Vintage Garage Sale -- June 3, 2016, 4pm to 9pm at Chestnut Street Garage.

Flea Market & Bike Sale -- June 4, 2016, 9am to 2pm, at Borough Hall. Find your treasure!

Up On The Roof -- June 4, 2016, 7pm to 11pm. A fundraising event on the roof of the Chestnut Street Parking Garage.

Super Sunday -- June 5, 2016, 11am to 5pm. Downtown biggest street festival. Free.

Swingin' Summer Thursday -- July 7, 2016, 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Street music festival for the whole family. Free.

Commonwealth Classic Theatre -- TBD, 2016, Shakespeare in the Park, 7pm at Everhart Park. Free.

Turks Head Music Festival -- July 17, 2016, 11:00am to 5:00pm at Everhart Park. Free for the whole family.

Swingin' Summer Thursday -- August 4, 2016, 6:30 to 9:30pm. Street music festival for the whole family. Free.

Iron Hill Twilight Race Series -- August 13, 2016, 5 pm to 9 pm. West Chester's professional sporting event.

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