Kick off summer with a celebration of music in Downtown West Chester! World Music Day (otherwise known as Fête de la Musique) occurs each year on the summer solstice (June 21st). World Music Day started in Paris, France in the 1980’s and has grown to a worldwide event with over 1,000 cities across the globe participating!

The goal of the event is to showcase local musical talent and welcome the start of the summer season. Come stroll through town and listen to different musicians as they perform on street corners, sidewalks, plazas, and more throughout the entire day! There will be a variety of talent to listen to, from children’s duos to classic rock bands.

If you are a musician/band and are interested in participating, please send us an email.

Note: Rain will cancel part or all of this event. Follow us at @DowntownWestChester for weather updates!


Downtown West Chester has a variety of street-level, metered parking and parking garages available.

Opportunities for free parking downtown during World Music Day:

Please note: Gay Street will be closed to vehicles for the Open-Air Market.

2024 Schedule

Stay tuned for the full schedule of musicians and their locations!