August Picks 2019
Our picks for top events this month.
Delaware Museum of Natural History Celebrates World Elephant Day
Learn interesting facts about these gentle giants, visit the exhibit of elephant
objects and join in conservation-focused activities so you can find out how to help elephants and other endangered animals. 4840 Kennett Pk., Wilmington. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $7–$9. 302-658-9111; DelMNH.org.
4th Annual West Chester Summer Soirée
Guests dress in white and bring their own picnic dinner and cocktails to share a fun evening with family and friends dining and dancing under the stars. Long tables with white tablecloths and fabulous live music are provided. Benefits Westside Community Center, A Haven and Chester County Family Academy. Live entertainment and lots of fun. Tickets $75. 7 p.m. Location will be announced on Aug. 24. WCSummerSoiree.org.
PA Dutch Farm to Fork Fondo
Ride through the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country and take in the breathtaking views on this organized bicycle ride where you get to choose the distance best for you and stop for chef-prepared bites at local farms. Choose from the 82-mile Gran Fondo ride to the 9-mile Ramble Ride, all with farm stops along the way. Begin at Cherry Crest Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Rd., Ronks. $25–$138. For registration, FarmForkFondo.com.
Kennett Symphony Under the Stars—America The Beautiful
Celebrate the music of America at this outdoor concert under the stars. Copland’s “Rodeo,” Bernstein’s “Candide,” Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Williams’ “The Cowboys Overture” and more. Longwood Gardens, Open Air Theatre, Kennett Square. 7:30 p.m. $10–$50 includes gardens admission. 610-444-6363; KennettSymphony.org.
Second Annual Connective Art & Music Festival in Oxford
Presenting Blind Melon and family favorite Trout Fishing in America along with other diverse bands. Gallery Row features 40 artisans. Plenty to do for the whole family, including music and art activities, food trucks, craft brews and local wine. Benefits Oxford Mainstreet and the Oxford Arts Alliance. $10 ticket includes all festival activities. Kids under 5 are free. ConnectiveFestival.org.
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- Berkshire Hathaway Holly Gross
- Cecil County Tourism
- Chester County Community Foundation
- Chester County Hospital, Penn Med
- Delaware Museum of Natural History
- Key Financial, Inc.
- King Construction
- Sage Life
- Sugarbridge Kitchen & Bath
- SV Dental
- Thorncroft Equestrian Center
- Tim Vaughan
- Welcome Neighbor
- West Chester BID
- Walter J. Cook