June Events in and Around Chester County
Our top picks for events this month
Through September 25, Fridays & Sundays
The passion of polo and the spirit of the local community come together every summer season as spectators gather to watch the excitement on 122 acres in the Brandywine Valley. Bring family, friends and a picnic and tailgate the grounds. 232 Polo Rd., Toughkenamon. Friday Twilight Polo — gates open at 5 p.m.; match at 5:30. Sundays, gates open at 1:30 p.m.; match at 3. $15–$20. Check Facebook for weather and field updates. BrandywinePolo.com.
Town Tours & Village Walks
June 9–August 18, Thursdays
Join a series of free summer strolls through historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites, designed to inform, entertain and increase awareness of Chester County’s rich heritage and historic landscape. Coming up: June 9, West Chester: Humphry Marshall Birthday Bash; June 16, Kennett Borough: Founding Families of the African American Community in Kennett Square; June 23, Eagle Village. For tickets and details, Chesco.org/Planning/TownTours.
The Strawberry Festival
The Rotary Club of Coatesville hosts, offering family entertainment, rides, kids activities, monster trucks, Friday fireworks and much more. The Festival Marketplace has craft and promotional vendors and food trucks. Benefits the Coatesville community. Brandywine Hospital, at Rt. 30 Bypass, Coatesville. Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6:30 p.m. BrandywineStrawberryFestival.com.
Fête de la Musique
Kick off the summer season with a new event in Downtown West Chester. Originated in France, Fête de la Musique (also known as “Music Day”) is a celebration of music, when people take to the streets to perform. The goal is to feature local musicians of all stripes — from solo performers to ensembles — on street corners, sidewalks, plazas and more throughout Downtown West Chester. Noon to 9 p.m. Rain date, June 23. DowntownWestChester.com.
PA Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair
Over 100 artisans offer contemporary fine crafts including jewelry, functional and decorative pottery, men’s and women’s wearables and upscale home furnishings. Savor the many options from the food truck court. Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds, Glenmoore. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 per car. PACrafts.org.
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