Thursday, May 2 2019 9:53

Events Blog—May 2–8

Written by County Lines Staff

Welcome back to our weekly events blog, where our events experts bring you the best Chester County area events!

We’re kicking off May with a fun-packed weekend—festivals, music and horses. Have your calendar handy. You’re going to want to make some plans!

For more events, check out the Events Page on this website.


Bow Ties, Big Hats & Bourbon—A Kentucky Derby Party at West Laurel Hill—May 4

Put on your finest hat or best bow tie and head over to West Laurel Hill for their Kentucky Derby Party. Delight in Derby-inspired foods, mint juleps, live music and a live-streaming to see which horse wind the Race for the Roses this year. Dress your best for the fashion contest, with chances to win one-of-a-kind prizes.

Benefits Gateway Horseworks, a nonprofit that offers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Services to children, adults and families. More at

225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd. VIP tickets, $100, 4 p.m. entry with special offerings; $75, 5 p.m.


Thornbury Farm’s Irish Music Festival—May 4

Dance a jig and clap your hands—Irish music is coming to historic 1709 Thornbury Farm! Come out to the Irish Music Festival and hear New York City band Avon Faire and local Delaware band Seven Rings.

Bring a blanket and enjoy the music from the lawn. And with craft beers, local food, games and vendors, this is one evening you won’t want to miss. Tickets $10; under 16, free. More at

1256 Thornbury Rd., West Chester. 4 to 9.


41st Annual Winterthur Point-to-Point—May 5

It’s steeplechase racing season, and kicking it off is the 41st Annual Winterthur Point-to-Point. The day’s packed schedule includes the George A. “Frolic” Weymouth Parade of Antique Carriages, Tailgate Picnic Competition Awards, Alison Hershbell Pony Races and more.

Be sure to shop for hats, clothing, jewelry, equine and canine accessories at the marketplace, bring your well-behaved pup to Canine Capers, and admire Rolls-Royces and Bentleys at the antique car display. Benefits Winterthur’s programs.

Rain or shine. Tickets $15–$250. More at

5105 Kennett Pk., Winterthur, DE. Tailgate and Priority Parking only entry begins at 10:30 a.m., gates open at 11:30 a.m.


Malvern Blooms Festival—May 5

The annual Malvern Blooms Festival is back to show-off all this diverse, thriving community has to offer. Stroll along King Street and enjoy a day of fun as you meet the locals and enjoy the liveliness of the borough.

Shop at nearly 150 artists, crafters, retailers, nonprofits and more, nosh at the food trucks, listen to live music and grab a drink at the Yard Bar in Burke Park. The kiddos can mine for gems, play on the All-Star Obstacle Course, visit Scooby Doo and Paw Patrol, make sand art and more! Free admission; costs for some activities. More at

King St. & Warren Ave., Malvern. 11 to 4.


Cinco de Mayo Festival in Kennett Square—May 5

Party and dance in the streets of Kennett Square at the Cinco de Mayo Festival. Music, street vendors, traditional dances, food, kids games and activities—this family-oriented festival is a rich tradition in the community.

Join family, friends and community from Kennett Square and beyond in celebrating culture, the arts, and personal expression through artistic areas. And one high school girl will be crowned Miss “Cinco de Mayo,” selected based on personal talent, culture, poise and personality. Free. More at

State St., Kennett Square. 11 to 5.

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