What Will We Do Without a Christmas Parade? Your 2021 West Chester Holiday Event List

Since word spread the Christmas parade would be cancelled again this year, there have been a lot of questions about what would replace it. How would the kids of the borough see Santa? What would happen to downtown businesses without their signature event? Well, don't worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to see Santa. As well as just about anything else you can think of that says, the “holidays are here!”

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The Turks Head Music Festival is Back and Ready to Rock

Every summer, on and off, since 1970 West Chester has been hosting its very own music festival. The all day concert has the feel of the another area. Maybe it’s all the tie-dye and crochet-embellished clothing for sale or maybe it’s the concert’s organic beginnings - just a group of musicians and the friends that came to see them play - but there is something nostalgic about the whole production. After being forced to cancel last year due to COVID-19, Turks Head is back and ready to rock 50 (and 1) years after that first concert in the park.

West Chester to Host a Free Concert at Hoopes Park this Week

Nearly 18 months after the start of the pandemic, confusion and hesitancy continues to loom especially when it comes to large gatherings. While some events, like West Chester’s Halloween Parade and Kennett Square’s Mushroom Festival, are back; others, like the Chester County Restaurant Festival, are not. This has left holes in the Borough's otherwise active events calendar or, as local realtor Renee Ryan likes to think of them, opportunities.

Juneteenth and the West Chester Stop on the Road to Emancipation

After 150 years of going unrecognized, organizers of Juneteenth events are making up for lost time. By some counts there are over 40 events planned in Chester County over the coming weeks. I talked to author and Chester County Community Foundation Community Engagement Officer Malcolm Johnstone about the role West Chester played in the lead up to the events of 1865. Plus, a list of recommended events to help you celebrate.

This Could Be Your Grocery Store – West Chester Co-op Closes in on Another Milestone

You may have arrived home this weekend to find a door hanger breaking down the benefits of a community-owned grocery store. Benefits like walkability, healthy, local food options, and convenient hours. This has long been a goal of the West Chester community, yet results remain elusive. Now six years after forming, the West Chester Co-op is ready to make some moves. See what's next in our quest to shop local.