May Events in and Around Chester County
Our top picks for events this month
Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House
May 7–January 8, 2023
This special exhibition explores the friendship between the First Lady and H. F. du Pont and their work to restore the White House. Together, they transformed the White House from a public residence into a museum and engaged with some of the most celebrated interior designers of the 20th century. 5105 Kennett Pk., Winterthur. Tues.–Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $8–$22. 800-448-3883; Winterthur.org.
Wilmington Grand Prix Weekend
Join one of the Top 10 criterium bike races in the country, held in downtown Wilmington. The Grand Prix includes a street festival and parade on Saturday. Time trials are held on Friday evening at Monkey Hill in Brandywine Park. The Gran Fondo on Sunday is a recreational ride through the area’s attractions. 818 Market St., Wilmington. Fri., 5 to 8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m. start. 302-655-6483; WilmGrandPrix.com.
Wheels of Wayne
Cruise on in for the 8th Annual Car Show in downtown Wayne and see antique, classic and custom vehicles while you enjoy entertainment, food, prizes and more. Fun for the whole family. N. Wayne and West Aves. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Rain date, May 22. 610-688-5600; Radnor.com/WOW.
Tough Mudder Philly 2022
Exciting competition with 5K, 10K, 15K, Kids and the Toughest Mudder events. Tough Mudder is a 3–10-mile course featuring military-style obstacles. Toughest Mudder, an 8-hour obstacle course, is the ultimate challenge for Mudders who want to push themselves. Both are designed to test participants’ all-around strength, stamina and mental grit. Benefits a local nonprofit. Plantation Field, 387 Green Valley Rd., Coatesville. Sat., 5K, 15K, Kids, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., 5K, 10K, Kids, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., Toughest Mudder, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Visit website to register. ToughMudder.com/Events/Philly.
Pints on the Preserve
May 28, Saturdays Through August
Natural Lands will host a pop-up beer garden at their ChesLen Preserve. Pair your pint from East Branch Brewing Company with a variety of activities, including live music, farmers markets, art workshops, wellness activities and more. 1199 Cannery Rd., Coatesville. 2 to 8 p.m. Free. NatLands.org/PintsOnThePreserve.
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