Kennett Summerfest to offer even more food, wines, music for 2024

Kennett Summerfest is back June 9, bigger and better than ever. The beginning of June in Kennett Square is a time to celebrate Summer, relax, and revel in the abundance that the heart of the Brandywine Valley has to offer. Kennett Summerfest Wine + Food Festival on June 9th provides the quintessential opportunity to indulge in a fusion of the finest local wines, culinary delights, floral displays,...

Planning meeting set for Chester County 250

US Rep. Chrissy Houlahan with Randall Spackman, Kent Snell and Noah Lewis on Veterans Day in Chester County. With the nation’s 250th anniversary fast approaching, it’s time for Chester County organizations, neighborhoods, and individuals to get ready. CC250 will host a community planning summit on Friday, June 7 at Thornbury Farm in West Chester from 8:30 – 12:30. Attendees will have the opportunity...

Coatesville announces 1 year hiatus for Grand Prix to manage growth of the event

Classic cars and motorcycles will not be running on the streets of Coatesville in 2024 as organizers of the Coatesville Grand Prix work to manage growth of the event. The City of Coatesville announced the hiatus Monday of the Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix (CIVGP) as organizers seek to reimagine Chester County’s premiere vintage car and motorcycle exhibition that attracts more than 5,000...

Red Cross, Kennett Library partner for day of activities March 4

To help commemorate Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Region is partnering with Kennett Library’s health literacy initiative, Live Better, for a day of free educational and lifesaving activities on Monday, March 4 from 1-6 p.m. All activities will take place at Kennett Library, 320 E. State St. in Kennett Square, and are open to the community. For information, visit...

Coatesville to reenact Selma march to honor MLK Jr.

In a citywide tribute on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, January 15, the City of Coatesville will host a day of public events, headlined by a peaceful reenactment of the historic Selma to Montgomery March (March 7, 1965). The public is invited to participate in the march, assembling at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of 1st and Lincoln Highway (the “Flats”). Coatesville City Council President Linda...

What To Do: Catch these Christmas celebrations while they last

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Brandywine River Museum Christmas Day is now in the rear-view mirror but that doesn’t mean that holiday celebrations have drawn to a close for 2023. The Brandywine River Museum of Art Route 1, Chadds Ford 610-388-2700, www.brandywinemuseum.org) is celebrating the 51st anniversary of the Brandywine Railroad holiday train display now through January...

Kennett Square plans busy schedule of holiday events

The Kennett Square Holiday Light Parade “Whether you call Kennett Square home or visit during the season, there is no place like Kennett Square for the holidays,” says Daniel Embree, Kennett Collaborative’s Executive Director. “I love strolling through town with a warm drink in hand or marveling at the matchless light displays at Longwood Gardens. There are a ‘million ways’ to revel in...

Phanatic, ‘Holiday Movies’ featured in 2023 Coatesville Christmas Parade

A Mummers string band travels down the Lincoln Highway in Chester County’s Hometown Christmas Parade.Photo Credit: Robert O. Williams/ The Williams Group It’s a Wonderful Life at Chester County’s largest hometown parade, the Coatesville Christmas Parade, taking center stage down the historic Lincoln Highway, on Dec. 2, at 10:00 a.m. Originally a community project christened in 1960, the parade...

Registration open for Marshalton Triathlon

In an era where the only constant is change, the Marshalton Triathlon has stood the test of time. Set against the backdrop of the bucolic countryside of Chester County, the Marshalton Triathlon is considered one of the country’s longest-running triathlons, a designation that suits the historic Village of Marshallton just fine. So, what’s the secret to its longevity? The rolling hills of...

Kennett Sq. to celebrate Juneteenth with schedule of events

On June 19th, 1865, the last group of enslaved Black Americans were freed by the Union Army in Galveston, Texas. White enslavers and local government officials in Galveston refused to tell the enslaved Black population the Civil War was over and they were free. Union troops were brought in to end the remaining pockets of resistance by Confederate troops. That event became known today as Juneteenth. The...