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Hotel Warner presents a getaway vacation package through Labor Day. FREE family admission to over 12 Brandywine Valley attractions with minimum 2-night stay. See details.

SWINGIN' SUMMER THURSDAYS
Thursday, August 4, 2016 | 6:30pm-9:30pm
Bring the whole family downtown for Swingin' Summer Thursdays presenting Swingin Summer Thursdaygreat 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, August 5, 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.

Story SlamSTORY SLAM AT SIDE BAR & RESTAURANT
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | 8pm
Story Slam continues its season at the Side Bar & Restaurant, 10 E Gay St, with the theme Lost. Begins at 8pm. Story Slam is presented on the second Tuesday of the month through 2016. Ticketed event.

West Chester MileWEST CHESTER MILE
Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 6:30pm
Experience one of the fastest miles in Pennsylvania's history at Henderson High School's lightning fast track, located at 400 Montgomery Ave. Compete in the Citizen's mile against runners of your current ability, and then stay to watch the elites run (women at 8pm, men at 8:15pm)! Finish up the night by heading over to Sidebar, 10 E gay St, for the post-race party at 9pm, and take advantage of some great drink and food specials. Register here.

touch a truckTOUCH A TRUCK DAY
Sunday, August 14, 2016 | 12pm - 4pm
West Chester Parks and Recreation invites you to come see and touch life size trucks, tractors, firetrucks and cars. Enjoy some great food and the fabulous TCL clowns. Parking is $3. This event takes place in the Chester County Government Services Building parking lot, 601 Westtown Road. Call 610-436-9010.   

IRON HILL TWILIGHT RACE SERIES
Saturday, August 20, 2016 | 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. 

WEST MARKET STREET BLOCK PARTY
Saturday, August 20, 2016 | 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.

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.

First FridayFIRST FRIDAY & VINTAGE MARKET
Friday, September 2, 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). Also, check out treasures of all kinds -- vintage and new -- at the Vintage Market at the Chestnut Street Garage, from 4pm to 8pm. Park in a Borough Parking Garage and have your garage ticket validated at the Vintage Market.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

WEST 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.

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.

May Day Arts FestivalMAY 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 arts 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 ThursdaySWINGIN' SUMMER THURSDAYS
Thursday, June 1, 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, 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
Tuesday, July 18 - Sunday, July 28, 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.

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