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West Chester Events

Written by County Lines Magazine

22nd Annual BVHAC Challenge For Cancer Ride

Through June

A premiere bike ride in Chester County. 30-, 50-, 65-mile rides, 10- and 5-mile family rides. Three ways to participate: Home Challenge, Road Challenge and Live Challenge. Benefits Cancer Center of Chester County and Neighborhood Hospice. Begin at Fern Hill Medical Campus, 915 Old Fern Hill Rd. Reg. 7:30 am. $40–$90. 610-431-5329;

Chester County History Center

Through October 1

Through Oct. 1, “Becoming Chester County;” June 19, Underground Railroad Walking Tour, 11 am; July 15, Virtual book discussion, “The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin,” 10 am. 225 N. High St. Tues–Sat, 9:30 to 4:30. $4–$8.

First Fridays

June 4, July 2, Aug 6, Extended hours at galleries and boutiques, restaurant specials, entertainment and much more.

Uptown! at Knauer Performing Arts Center

June 14–September 30

June 14, Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-Along; June 19, Echoes, The American Pink Floyd; Aug. 21, Countdown To Ecstasy – A Tribute To Steely Dan; Sept. 17, Kim Richey; Sept. 18, Let’s Hang On America’s #1 Frankie Valli Tribute Show; Sept. 24, Kashmir – Tribute To Led Zeppelin; Sept. 30, Into The Mystic: Tribute To Van Morrison. 226 N. High St. Check website for tickets and times.

Town Tours & Village Walks

June 17–Aug 19

Explore Chester County’s heritage and rich landscape. Offering “Live at 5” virtual programs on Thursday evenings this summer and limited walking tours: June 17, “Town Tours and Juneteenth Commemoration Kick-Off,” see article in this issue; June 24, “Walking in Harriet Tubman’s Footsteps,” with Ken Johnston, a virtual program, Live at 5; July 1, 3, 4, “Abolitionists and the Eusebius & Sarah Barnard House,” Thurs, virtual, Sat–Sun, walking tour; July 15, “Parker Sisters Kidnapping and Rescue” with Roberta McManus. Tours through Aug. 19, 610-344-6923;

Music at Marshall

July 1, July 22, August 13

These dates are Pending

Come to the gazebo in Marshall Square Park for picnic concerts. Check website for performers and weather updates. 200 E. Marshall St. 6:30. Free.

GWCC’s Quest for the Chamber Cup

June 14

An opportunity to play golf and interact with area business leaders outside the office in a fun environment. Benefits West Chester Chamber scholarships for entrepreneurial high school students. Concord Country Club, 1601 Wilmington Pk. 10:30 am. $250. 610-696-4046;

Touch A Truck Day

August 8

Kids love to see and touch different models of cars and trucks. Chester County Gov. Services Complex, 601 Westtown Rd. Noon to 4 pm. Pkg. $2. 610-436-9010;

18th Up On The Roof


Tentative date. Take in the sunset views at this fundraiser, hosted by the West Chester Downtown Foundation and the West Chester BID, with buffet dinner, music, dancing and open bar on the rooftop of the Chestnut Street Garage. 14 E. Chestnut St. 7 pm. Tickets $105 in advance.

SHINE in the Vines

September 12

Held at Paradocx Vineyard, where you’ll find their wine, local beer from Victory and Levante Brewing, great food, raffles, auctions and fun. Benefits SHiNE, a volunteer organization at The Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital. 1833 Flint Hill Rd., Landenberg. 3 to 7 pm. $100. Tickets on sale this summer.

38th Annual Turk’s Head Music Festival

September 19

A day-long celebration of local music featuring artists and vendors. Two stages with 11 local bands performing different styles of music. Food from local vendors is available all day. Rain date Sept. 26. Everhart Park, 100 S. Brandywine St. Noon to 8 pm.

80th Annual Chester County Day House Tour

October 2

Longest running house tour in the country, organized by the Women’s Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital, showcases the history, architecture, art, landscape and antiques that exemplify fine Chester County living. This year the tour will be in the southwest quadrant of the county. Tickets on sale this summer. for updates.

Crush Cancer Wine Tour of Chester County


The event has been reimagined as a month-long tour of local wineries, breweries, distilleries and dining establishments throughout Chester County. Organized by the Women’s Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital. Benefitting Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital. Dilworthtown Inn, 1390 Old Wilmington Pk. Visit for updates.