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How to Celebrate 4th of July in West Chester

July 2, 2018

Your Chestnut Square apartment is smack dab in the middle of a town filled with history. The area was central to the Revolutionary War, which won America its freedom, and is located right near Philadelphia, considered the birthplace of the nation. It would only make sense for the area to go all-out on the most patriotic day of the year—and it does!

From shopping to historical events and community celebrations, the 4th of July is a great opportunity to gather with friends and family in West Chester for a day-long holiday outing. Here are just a few of the standout ways to celebrate this year. Don your red, white and blue and we hope to see you out there!

West Goshen Bike Parade: Kids can get into the spirit of the holiday at the annual Bike Parade at West Goshen Community Park, about two miles from your Chestnut Square apartment. Starting at 10 a.m. July 4, the event lets little ones dress up their two- (or three- or four-!) wheelers in their best American-themed décor to compete for prizes. Even those without kids can join in, as vendors and more will participate in the festivities, and spectators are encouraged to bring along dry-good donations such as toiletries to support local charities.

Explore Downtown: Dozens of shops and restaurants in downtown West Chester will stay open on the 4th of July. This is a great opportunity to score some sales and support the local businesses that surround your Chestnut Square apartment.

Many Nations: Through the end of the year, the Chester County Historical Society, three blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment, will be hosting “Many Nations/Chester County.” The exhibit celebrates the county’s rich diversity, dating all the way back to the 1600s and the first contact between Lenape Native Americans and European immigrants in our area. The museum is closed on the 4th of July, but in the days leading up to the holiday that celebrates freedom and liberty, make sure to stop by this eye-opening exhibit.


West Goshen Community Park

1023 Fern Hill Road

West Chester, PA 19380


Chester County Historical Society

225 N. High St.

West Chester, PA 19380