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4 Unmissable Upcoming Events In West Chester, PA

May 3, 2016

Warm summer days are almost upon us, and with them the peak time for liveliness in West Chester. In fact, the events are already heating up this May. From the popular annual Gallery Walk on May 6 to Bike to Work Day on May 20, you won’t want to miss these opportunities to immerse yourself in the irresistible charm of West Chester.

Without further ado, here are four fun upcoming events in West Chester, PA:

Gallery Walk

Have you explored the enchanting art of West Chester? This Friday, May 6, from 5PM to 9PM, is the annual, very popular (and free!) Gallery Walk, a night filled with eclectic art galleries displayed throughout downtown West Chester. These exhibits will feature local, national, and international artists and will present many different forms of art (paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, etc) at a variety of price points.

There’s truly something for everyone at this staple event that precedes the summer months, so join the community for a night out on the town. What artist or kind of art will you find intriguing? What treasure will you find out the Gallery Walk? You’ll have to go to find out. We can tell you that Chestnut Square will host one of these nights, and that you’re in for a treat should you drop by.  

West Chester Railroad Mother’s Day Express

All aboard! Do you want to escape from the city for a while, get lost in nature, and revel in the beautiful nostalgia found in Chester Creek Valley? If so, then consider the Mother’s Day Express—a unique, memorable way to spend time with mom on Mother’s Day.

This special event, hosted by the Wester Chester Railroad,  is a 90 minute scenic round-trip train ride that travels along the Chester Creek Valley. It begins in West Chester, travels to Glen Mills, and then returns. On this relaxing train ride, you’ll be able to take a step back in time and marvel at many historical sites. The fare is a reasonable rate for a classic adventure—there’s a discount for mom’s ticket, too (just $5.00!).

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Brandywine Ballet

Experience at art in motion. Next weekend, on Friday, May 13; Saturday, May 14; and Sunday, May 15, Brandywine Ballet will showcase its popular The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It’ll be an exquisite performance. You’ll observe ethereal choreography by magnificent dancers in this remake of the timeless masterpiece that focuses on Dorothy and the yellow brick road.

Bike to Work

Bring your bicycle and get an early kickoff to the weekend by participating in the annual Bike to Work event  on Friday, May 20! This fun event, presented by West Chester Parks and Mayor Carolyn Comitta, further connects you to friendly community members and promotes a green lifestyle. After the bike ride, you’ll enjoy refreshments, snacks, and a performance. Don’t forget to RSVP by 5PM on May 17th.


With these 4 upcoming events in West Chester, you’ll have the chance to explore art, witness beauty, and revel in history. Begin celebrating the unique artistry of West Chester this weekend at the Gallery Walk.

If you love West Chester as much as we do, consider finding an amazing home base here. Reach out to Chestnut Square Apartments today!