Thursday, May 23 2019 9:59

Events Blog—May 23–29

Written by Mercedes Thomas

Another week, another great list of local Chester County area events.

Antiques and car shows, beer gardens, and, of course, Memorial Day parades. This week is packed full of noteworthy events. Your calendar just got more exciting!

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


May 24–27—Brandywine River Museum of Art 48th Annual Antiques Show

For almost 50 years, Memorial Day weekend has marked this premier antiques show, featuring distinguished dealers from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Start off the weekend with the Preview Party, and get a first look at the extraordinary objects and furniture on display.

And on Saturday, hear from author and artist Douglas Allen about assembling the collection, and come to booth talks for short lectures given by expert dealers on Sunday and Monday. Benefits the Museum Volunteers’ Purchase Fund and Art Education and Programming. Preview Party, $150; general admission, $20.

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford. Preview Party, Fri., 6 to 9; Sat.–Mon., 9:30 to 5.


May 26—40th Annual Chester County Car Show

Hop into your Corvette or Rolls Royce and drive out to the largest car show in Chester County. Stroll and see over 600 antique and classic cars, street rods, trucks and motorcycles. And do you want to take a break from the cars? Entertain yourself with arts and crafts, a flea market, vendors and a food court. And jam out to some tunes brought by a live DJ.

The car show is hosted by the Chester County Antique Car Club, which was established to foster interest in collecting and preserving motorized vehicles of all types. Donation for parking is $2/car.

Kimberton Fire Co. Fairgrounds, Rt. 113, Kimberton. 9 to 3.


May 26–Sept. 28—Fireworks & Fountains at Longwood Gardens

Fireworks fly, fountains dance and music sets the tone during these captivating evenings. Throughout the summer come out to Longwood Gardens for a Fireworks and Fountains show with live music, movies or ballet. On May 26 at 9:15 p.m. it’s “To Philly with Love,” featuring songs inspired by and performed by artists with ties to the City of Brotherly Love.

Later this summer schedule a visit for the “Star Spangled Spectacular” on July 3, “The Piano Men” on July 20, “Swan Lake” on August 10, and more! Tickets $21–$45.

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. Check website for times.


May 27—Memorial Day Parades

Honor the fallen this Memorial Day at one of our area’s special parades. Put on your red, white and blue and head to Media, Downingtown or Kennett Square—parades start at 10 a.m. Hear the Penncrest Marching Band in Media, go to a service at the Downingtown Veterans’ Memorial, and see Civil War and Revolutionary War re-enactors at Kennett Square.


Media: Starts at Barrall Field at State and Edgmont Sts., ends at the Courthouse. 10 a.m.

Downingtown: Starts at Beaver Creek Elementary, 601 W. Pennsylvania Ave., ends at Kerr Park. 10 a.m.

Kennett Square: Starts at Kennett High School, 100 E. South St. and ends at Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square. 10 a.m.


May 30—Pop-Up Biergarten at Historic Sugartown

Explore the historic buildings and period demonstrations at this preserved 19th-century crossroads town while enjoying an adult beverage from Locust Lane Craft Brewery or Chaddsford Winery and food from Nick’s Roast Beef. These relaxing summer evenings combine the quaint, historic village of Sugartown with the liveliness of a bustling community night.

And come back for more—for two more Biergartens this summer, June 27 and August 22. Entrance into the village is free, but donations are encouraged to offset the costs of the Biergarten. Benefits the preservation of Historic Sugartown.

260 Spring Rd., Malvern.

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