Thursday, February 29 2024 10:33

Brandywine Valley Datebook Calendar 2024

Written by Marci Tomassone

We'll help you plan something to attend every month

There are so many great local events in our area — from galas to steeplechase to incredible food festivals and golf outings — and all for worthy causes. Take a look at this list and mark your calendars to attend as many of these fundraisers as you can.

Some dates have not yet been set (marked “TBD”). We encourage you to check websites often for updates. Have fun!


23rd Annual A Taste of Phoenixville


Benefits Good Samaritan Services, helping with homelessness in the area. Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Ave., Phoenixville.


Kennett Winterfest


Benefits Kennett Square.


Transplant Alliance Foundation


Supports those waiting for or healing from a transplant and donor families. For details on events, visit

Cheers for CHOP

March 2

Benefits Behavioral Health at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., Philadelphia.

3rd Annual Snowball Shuffle 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

March 2

Communities That Care of Greater Downingtown’s annual fundraiser. Eagleview Town Center, 565 Wellington Sq., Exton.

Lights of Life “Bond for Breast Cancer” Gala

March 2

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s gala evening. Bally’s Dover Casino Resort, 1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE.

Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show — United by Flowers

March 2–10

Benefits the Philadelphia Horticultural Society. PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Phila.

King of Prussia Restaurant Week

March 4–15

KOP’s only restaurant week spotlights its world-class dining scene while raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Food for Thought: Sweet Charity Edition

Chester County Community Foundation Food for Thought: Sweet Charity Edition

March 5

Benefits the Community Foundation’s mission to grow legacy philanthropy in the region. Whitford Country Club, 600 Whitford Hills Rd., Exton.

75th Annual Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show

March 16

Benefits educational enrichment programs at Chadds Ford Elementary. 3 Baltimore Pk., Chadds Ford.

Wine & Dine with Coach Vermeil

March 23

Benefits Chester County Hospital. Radley Run Country Club, 1100 Country Club Rd., West Chester.


Pints With A Purpose Happy Hour

Through June

Exton Region Chamber of Commerce and Locust Lane Craft Brewery join to raise funds for many organizations benefiting from the happy hours. Locust Lane Craft Brewery, 50 Three Tun Rd., Malvern. Visit

81st Running of Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point

April 7

Benefits Brandywine Red Clay Alliance. Myrick Conservation Center, 1760 Unionville-Wawaset Rd., West Chester.

Philadelphia Red Ball

April 13

Benefits the Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Vie, 600 N. Broad St., Philadelphia.

Ryerss Run for the Horses

April 13

Benefits the farm’s retired and rescued horses. 1710 Ridge Rd., Pottstown. Donation options on website,

In Person & Online Wine Tasting with Coach Dick Vermeil

April 14

Benefits Camp Geronimo and The Barn at Spring Brook Farm. 360 Locust Grove Rd., West Chester.

Delaware Hospice Jazz Brunch

April 14

Enjoy an afternoon of great food, beverages, silent and live auctions, and musical entertainment. Harry’s Savoy Grill, 2020 Naamans Rd., Wilmington.

People’s Light Spring Gala

April 19

Benefits the theater. The Farmhouse, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern.

Kennett Education Foundation Spring Soiree

April 19

Benefits Kennett Consolidated School District. Hartefeld, 1 Hartefeld Dr., Avondale.

Art of the Cocktail at DE Art Museum

April 20

Benefits the Museum’s children’s programs. 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. 7 to 10.

Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run

April 21

Benefits VF National Historical Park. To register,

Annual Brandywine Backyard BBQ Festival

April 21

Benefits Boys Scouts of America. New Garden Township Park, 8938 Gap Newport Pk., Landenberg.

Annual Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch

April 21

Benefits Meals on Wheels in Delaware. DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Rd., Wilmington.

Delaware Marathon Running Festival

April 21

Benefits Delaware College Scholars and the Cardiac Center, Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children. Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, 815 Justison St., Wilmington.

The Philadelphia Show

April 25–28

Antique, art and design show benefits the Museum. 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Phila.

Chamber Annual 10 Grand Club Event

April 26

The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce Annual fundraiser. Providence Church, 430 Hannum Ave., West Chester. Tickets and sponsorships,

Yellow Springs Art Show

51st Annual Yellow Springs Art Show

April 26–May 12

Benefits the arts, education, preservation and environmental protection of Historic Yellow Springs. 1685 Art School Rd., Chester Springs.

Canine Partners for Life: The Strength of Partnerships Gala

April 27

Benefits CPL’s mission to increase the independence and quality of life of individuals with disabilities. DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Rd., Wilmington.

Thorncroft Victory Gallop

Thorncroft’s Annual Victory Gallop

April 27

An unforgettable black-tie evening for the benefit of the Farm. The Foundry at Pencoyd Iron Works, 615 Righters Ferry Rd., Bala Cynwyd.

Unite For HER—Bloom Spring Fashion Show

April 28

Proceeds support local breast and ovarian cancer patients. Drexelbrook, 4700 Drexelbrook Dr., Drexel Hill.

Bucks County Designer House and Gardens

April 28–May 26

Benefits Doylestown Health and Village Improvement Assoc.


Bournelyf Special Camp 2024 Hand to Hand 5K Run & 2K Walk

May 2

Benefits the camp. Register or sponsor,

“All That’s Purple Affair” Embracing Hope and Healing!

May 2

The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County’s annual fundraising gala. Mendenhall Inn, 323 Kennett Pk., Mendenhall.

23rd Annual Bringing Hope Home Great Guys Dinner

May 2

Benefits families dealing with the financial hardships a cancer diagnosis can cause. Springfield Country Club, 400 W. Sproul Rd., Springfield.

Chester County Hospital Gala

Chester County Hospital Gala— From Longwood to Bollywood: A Passage Through India

May 4

Celebrates the hospital’s mission and supports community outreach programs. 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square.

Lancaster County Presents Bark For Life

May 4

Benefits the American Cancer Society. New Life Fellowship Church, 420 E. Fulton St., Ephrata.

Kennett Run

May 4

Benefits area nonprofits. 405 N. Walnut Rd., Kennett Square.

Humane Pennsylvania’s 47th Annual Walk for the Animals

May 4

Supports Humane PA’s mission and the animals they serve. Reading Fairgrounds, 1216 Hilltop Rd., Leesport.

Blue Cross Broad St. Run

May 5

10-mile race benefits the American Cancer Society.

Winterthur Point-to-Point. Photo: Robert Leitch

46th Winterthur Point-to-Point

May 5

Benefits Winterthur’s programs. 5105 Kennett Pk., Wilmington.

ACT in Faith’s Annual Chef’s Best

May 9

Proceeds support ACT in Faith of Greater West Chester. Goodwill Fire Hall, 552 E. Union St., West Chester.

Evening of Promise

Family Promise of Southern Chester County — Evening of Promise

May 9

A family-friendly fundraiser at The Creamery, 401 Birch St., Kennett Square.

Showcase of Homes at Hershey’s Mill

May 9

Paoli Hospital Auxiliary hosts this fundraiser.

Bridge of Hope Spring Gala

May 10

Celebrate the mission to end family homelessness. Doubletree, 2400 Willow Street Pk., Lancaster.

Willowdale Steeplechase. Photo: Elaine Cole

31st Running of the Willowdale Steeplechase

May 11

Benefits Stroud Water Research Center and Penn Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center. 101 E. Street Rd., Kennett Square.

FORE Health Golf Invitational for Chester County Hospital

May 13

A great day of golf to benefit the NICU and Women’s and Children’s Health Services. White Manor Country Club, 831 Providence Rd., Malvern.

Phoenixville Dogwood Festival & Parade

May 15–18

Benefits local nonprofits. Reeves Park, 148 3rd Ave., Phoenixville.

Radnor Hunt Races. Photo: Bob Plant

The 93rd Radnor Hunt Races

May 18

Benefits the Brandywine Conservancy. Radnor Hunt Grounds, 826 Providence Rd., Malvern.

Natural Lands Music Without Walls Field Jam

May 18

Benefits Natural Lands. 454 N. Creek Rd., West Chester.

The Arc of Chester County Bubble Walk & Fun Day

May 19

The Arc advocates for individuals with disabilities and their families. West Goshen Community Park, 900 Lawrence Dr., West Chester.

FORE Fresh Water Golf Invitational

May 20

Supports Stroud Water Research Center’s freshwater research, environmental education and watershed restoration. Bidermann Golf Course, Greenville, DE.

Springer Golf Outing

14th Annual Springer Golf Outing for Main Line Animal Rescue

May 20

Golfers and animal lovers gather for raffles, prizes and an on-course lunch. Stonewall Links, 375 Bulltown Rd., Elverson.

Devon Horse Show. Photo: Brenda Carpenter

The Devon Horse Show & Country Fair

May 22–June 2

Benefits Bryn Mawr Hospital. 23 Dorset Rd., Devon.

45th Annual Therapeutic Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show

May 25

Hosted by Thorncroft. Devon Horse Show Grounds, 23 Dorset Rd., Devon.


Willistown Conservation Trust Barns & BBQ

Willistown Conservation Trust Barns & BBQ

June 1

Benefits the Trust’s conservation works. 925 Providence Rd., Newtown Square.

Main Line Animal Rescue Tails & Trails 5K Run/2K Walk

June 1

Supports the mission to save animal lives. Ready. Set. Rescue! 1149 Pike Springs Rd., Chester Springs.

CVIM’s Annual Golf Classic

June 4

Supports the region’s largest free healthcare center for families without health insurance. Applebrook Golf Club, 100 Line Rd., Malvern. Learn more at

Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area Strawberry Festival

June 8

Benefits the Historical Society. 204 Church St., Phoenixville.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Annual Great Chefs Event

June 8

Annual fundraiser at the Navy Yard. Urban Outfitters Headquarters, Bldg. 543, 5000 S. Broad St., Phila.

French Creek Iron Tour—Cycling for Open Space

June 9

Benefits French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.

Surrey Services Parisian Garden Party

June 12

Benefits Surrey Services’ many services. Meadowbrook Estate, 1010 Spring Mill Rd., Villanova.

Chester County Balloon Festival

16th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival

June 14–16

Benefits Boy Scouts Troop 52, Chester County Hero Fund, local police, fire and fire police plus EMS. Willowdale, 101 E. Street Rd., Kennett Square.

Hops for Homes Beer Festival

Habitat For Humanity Hops for Homes Beer Festival

June 15

Benefits Habitat for Humanity. Exton Square Mall Parking Lot, Exton. Noon to 4.

Phoenixville Celebrates Juneteenth

June 17

Organized by Diversity In Action, Black Light Projects, Orion Communities, Colonial Theatre, Trellis for Tomorrow and Phoenixville Community Health Foundation. 200 block of Bridge St,. Phoenixville.

Ryerss Farm Family Fun Day

Ryerss Farm Family Fun Day

June 22

Benefits Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines. Rain date, June 23. 1710 Ridge Rd., Pottstown. Donation options on website,

Schuylkill River Sojourn


Annual guided paddling trip on the Schuylkill River. Paddlers choose what days and locations they want to join on the 7-day journey. Benefits Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area. Location varies.


Natural Lands Friday Night Lights

July 12

Outdoor concert benefits Natural Lands. ChesLen Preserve, 1199 Cannery Rd., Coatesville.

The Colonial Theatre Presents The 25th Blobfest

July 12–14

A weekend of events benefit the theater. 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville.


Annual Run for Thorncroft Equestrian Center

August 29

Benefits the Farm and the care of horses. 190 Line Rd., Malvern.

Delaware Burger Battle

Benefits Ministry of Caring’s Emmanuel Dining Room. Cauffiel House, 1016 Philadelphia Pk., Wilmington.


Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance

Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance

September 6–8

Benefits Thorncroft Equestrian Center, specializing in therapeutic horseback riding. Radnor Hunt, 826 Providence Rd., Malvern.

Family Promise of So. Chester County — Day of Promise

September 9

A golf tournament fundraiser at Kennett Square Golf and Country Club, 100 E. Locust Ln., Kennett Square.

Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix

Whitford Classic

September 20–22

Benefits the Whitford Charitable Fund. Whitford Country Club, 600 Whitford Hills Rd., Exton.

8th Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix

September 20–22

Benefits the Coatesville community. Start and finish at 3rd Ave. & Lincoln Hwy., Coatesville.

Canine Partners for Life Fall Festival Featuring Cow Bingo

September 21

Canine Partners for Life Fall Festival

Learn more about CPL’s mission while enjoying a day full of family fun. 334 Faggs Manor Rd., Cochranville.

Natural Lands Beats & Brews

September 21

Benefits Natural Lands. Binky Lee Preserve, 1445 Pikeland Rd., Chester Springs.

Bike the Brandywine

September 21

Benefits the Brandywine Conservancy. Chadds Ford Historical Society, 1736 N. Creek Rd., Chadds Ford.

SHiNE in the VINES


Benefits The Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital.

Up On The Roof


Cocktail party and dinner benefit the beautification of West Chester. 14 E. Chestnut St., West Chester.


Chester County Day

Chester County Day House Tour

October 5

Benefits the Women’s Auxiliary’s Breast Health for Life pledge to Chester County Hospital.

Annual People’s Light Golf Classic

October 7

Supports the Arts Discovery Educational programs at People’s Light. Waynesborough Country Club, 440 Darby Paoli Rd., Paoli.

Hoe Down at Spring Book Farm

The Hoe Down at Spring Brook Farm

October 12

Benefits the Barn’s mission to enrich the developmental skills and lives of children with disabilities. For tickets, 610-793-1037,

Miles for Mutts To Love a Canine Rescue Event


Raising funds for rescue dogs in need of veterinary care. Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Rd., Wayne.

Laurel Hill Cemetery Gravediggers’ Ball


Annual fundraiser for Laurel Hill. The Penn Museum, 3260 South St., Philadelphia.

Notable Fall Fête

Proceeds support development and educational programs of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Contact [email protected].

46th Annual Radnor Run


Benefits the American Lung Association. Radnor Twp. Bldg., 301 Iven Ave., Wayne.

Ryerss Farm Blessing of the Animals


Benefits Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines. 1710 Ridge Rd., Pottstown. Donation options on website,

Main Line Animal Rescue Annual Bark & Whine Gala

TBD in October / November

The group’s most important fundraising event. Visit

Thorncroft Equestrian Center’s 14th Annual “Lobstah” Bake


Benefits Thorncroft’s therapeutic riding services to individuals of all abilities. Jimmy Moran North Arena, 190 Line Rd., Malvern. More information at


PA Hunt Cup. Photo: Robert Keller

90th Running of the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup

November 2

Benefits the Chester County Food Bank, Work to Ride program and Upland Country Day School. North of Rt. 926 & Newark Rd., Unionville.

Harvest–Unite for HER Chef/Wine Tasting

November 9

Benefits local women affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Phoenixville Foundry, 2 N. Main St., Phoenixville.

Historic Sugartown Happy Hour

November 16

Benefits Historic Sugartown. Locust Lane Brewery, 50 Three Tun Rd., Ste. #4, Malvern.

Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce Charity Gala

November 16

Benefits the Phoenixville Senior Center and Barnstone Art for Kids. RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve, 100 RiverCrest Dr., Phoenixville.

61st Delaware Antiques Show


Benefits educational programming at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Chase Center on the Riverfront, 800 S. Madison St., Wilmington.

French & Pickering Creek Trust’s Annual Auction Party


Benefits the Conservation Trust. Stonewall Golf Club, Bulltown Rd., Elverson.

Wine, Wit & Wisdom for Phoenixville Library


Benefits the library. RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve, 100 RiverCrest Dr., Phoenixville.


West Chester Charity Ball

December 7

Benefits The Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children, Outreach, Family Shelter and the Homeless Prevention. West Chester Golf and Country Club, 111 W. Ashbridge St., West Chester.

Ryerss Farm Horses & Hot Chocolate

December 8

Benefits Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines. 1710 Ridge Rd., Pottstown. Donation options on website,

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