July Picks 2019
Our picks for top events this month.
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is Soaring at Sunset
Spend an evening in the air at this sunset fundraiser featuring tethered hot air balloon rides, live music, food trucks, wine and beer garden, historical demonstrations, and fun and games for the whole family. Benefits the Plantation’s educational programs. 3900 N. Sandy Flash Dr., Newtown Square. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission $10. Guests ages 12+ can purchase a $25 ticket for the chance to soar over Ridley Creek State Park in a tethered hot air balloon. 610-566-1725; ColonialPlantation.org.
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
Let them entertain you! Here’s just some of the fun for July. July 13, Magic Bus: Tribute to The Who; July 19, Better Than Bacon Improv Comedy; July 20, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra; July 20, Dueling Pianos; July 27, Comedian Jim McCue. 226 N. High St., West Chester. Check website for tickets and more performances. 610-356-2787; UptownWestChester.org.
Fireworks & Fountains at Longwood Gardens
July 3–September 28
Get your tickets early for one of these fabulous, unforgettable shows where fireworks fly, fountains dance and music sets the tone. July 3, “Star Spangled Spectacular;” July 20, “The Piano Men,” the music of Billy Joel and Elton John; Aug. 10, “Swan Lake;”Sept. 1, “Night at the Movies II;” Sept. 28, “Queens of Soul” celebrates Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight
and more. 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. For times and tickets visit LongwoodGardens.org.
Friday Night Lights
Don’t miss this fundraising concert without walls featuring great music with Hoots & Hellmouth and Vanessa Collier, adult beverages, food trucks, star gazing with local astronomy clubs and sunset socializing. Benefits Natural Lands. ChesLen Preserve, 1199 Cannery Rd., Coatesville. 8 to 11 p.m. $35–$100. 610-353-5587; NatLands.org.
Exton Park Community Day
Celebrate at Exton Park with live music and a DJ, food trucks, a bike rodeo, kids games, face painting, vendor fair, touch-a-truck, demonstrations, petting zoo, rock wall and fireworks at dusk. 132 Church Farm Ln., Exton. Rain date, July 14. Fun starts at 4 p.m. Free. 610-363-9525; WestWhiteland.org.
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- Berks County Wine Trail
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- Brandywine Oral Surgery
- Dressage at Devon
- Five Star Senior Living DE
- Flowing Springs Landscape
- Key Financial, Inc.
- King Construction
- Lititz Artisans Porchwalk
- Paoli Blues Fest
- Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance
- Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines
- Sage Life
- Spring Oak
- Sugarbridge Kitchen & Bath
- SV Dental
- West Chester BID
- Walter J. Cook