Over 25 Things to do this June Around Philadelphia’s Western Suburbs
From Brandywine Polo matches to the Wayne Music Festival to the West Chester Craft Beer Festival, these are your best bets this month.
The 13th annual Chester County Balloon Festival takes place June 21-23. Photos courtesy of Debbie Harding.
Big Apple Circus
Through June 16, Oaks
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center hosts Big Apple Circle. Now in its 41st year, it feature acrobats, flying trapeze artists, plus rescue ponies and dogs.
June 7, Chestnut Hill
Bring your furry friend to this celebration of all things pets. From raffles and caricatures to food and drink specials, this outdoor festival was made for humans and animals alike.
Improvised Shakespeare Company
June 7-8, Philadelphia
Hijinks ensue as the Improvised Shakespeare Company take over the Perelman Theater for two nights of one-of-a-kind, unplanned shows based on audience suggestions.
Historic Kennett Square Weekend of the Arts
June 7-9, Kennett Square
Explore works from 50 local and regional artists during this invitational art exhibition.
QVC Beauty Bash
June 7-9, Philadelphia
QVC will host a three-day beauty celebration, complete with speakers like Ryan Seacrest and Josie Maran. The event will take place at the Fillmore.
Billy Joel Tribute
June 8, Ardmore
Ardmore Music Hall hosts a Billy Joel Tribute featuring Michael Borowski and Lou Verrelli. The event benefits the Alzheimer’s Association.
Great Chefs Event
June 8, Philadelphia
Help raise funds for the fight against childhood cancer while sampling cuisine from some of the country’s finest culinary minds at the Great Chefs Event. It will take place at Urban Outfitters Headquarters at the Navy Yard and benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Save the Bees
June 8, Kennett Square
Kennett Brewing Company is again partnering with the Chester County Bee Keepers Association for a special event aimed at saving these pollinators. Learn about what you can do and sip on a brand new honey brew.
Wayne Music Festival
June 8, Wayne
Amassing huge crowds and great live acts, the Wayne Music Festival returns to take over the town.
Read our recent feature on the Wayne Music Festival here.
West Park Arts Fest
June 8, Philadelphia
From food trucks to arts and crafts activities, this festival at West Fairmount Park provides fun for the whole family. Take a trolley tour through the historic Centennial District, peruse handcrafted goods, or enjoy outdoor installations by local artists. There will also be live music performances from the West Philadelphia Orchestra and dance performances by Jasmin Yahné Dance Company.
Narberth Music & Arts Festival
June 9, Narberth
Hosted by local comedian Richy Leis, this family-friendly festival features live music, artists and craftspeople from around the region, as well as food and drink vendors.
Chester County Hospital Polo Cup
June 9, Toughkenamon
The Chester County Hospital Polo Cup returns to the Brandywine Polo Club, complete with a best hat contest. The event benefits the Ob/Gyn Clinic at Chester County Hospital, as well as the Women’s Auxiliary’s Heart to Heart pledge.
Chester County Mac and Cheese Cookoff
June 9, Downingtown
One of the tastiest festivals of the summer, restaurants and home cooks will vie for the title of Best Mac and Cheese, with attendees casting votes, along with a panel of judges. Proceeds benefit Lord’s Pantry.
Philly LGBTQ Pride Parade and Festival
June 9, Philadelphia
More than 25,000 participants are expected to celebrate National Gay Pride Month during the city’s annual pride parade, which culminates in a free festival at Penn’s Landing.
June 9, Kennett Square
The roving Clover Market makes a stop in Kennett Square this month, bringing craft and food vendors to the borough.
Berwyn Block Party
June 14, Berwyn
Village Play Space hosts this free, family-friendly party featuring live music, games and food and drinks, as well as local vendors and businesses from Berwyn.
On Location: Artists at Brandywine
June 14-15, Chadds Ford
Watch Delaware Valley Art League artists at work as the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio host this outdoor event.
Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance
June 15, Philadelphia
The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum hosts the Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance and its preview gala (June 14). See over 30 American and European classic cars, all in benefit of CHOP.
Chester County Balloon Festival
June 21-23, Toughkenamon
The sky is the limit at the Chester County Balloon Festival. Now in its 13th year, the three-day event includes a Victory Beer garden, hot air balloon rides, fireworks and more.
Havertown Irish Festival
June 22, Havertown
Also known as the 33rd county of Ireland, Havertown boasts a robust Irish population. To celebrate that heritage, the community hosts this festival, complete with food, drinks and live performances from the John Byrne Band, Brian Boru Pipes and Drums, Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Band and more.
30th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival
June 22-23, Manayunk
Meander Manayunk for the tri-state’s largest outdoor, juried arts festival. The two-day event features varied mediums, including painting, drawing, wood, sculpture, jewelry, fiber and more.
West Chester Craft Beer Festival
June 22, West Chester
Dozens of local breweries will pour their suds at the Charles A. Melton Center in West Chester. Expect live music, too.
Summer Ale Festival at the Philadelphia Zoo
June 22, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Zoo’s adults-only beer festival is back, bringing with it craft brews from more than 50 area breweries and local food trucks.
BBQ & Bluegrass at Highland Orchards
June 29, West Chester
Jam out to live music from local bluegrass bands and chow down on smoked meats during this summer celebration, which also features beverages from local breweries and wineries, berry picking and pet adoptions.
Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour
June 29, Various locations
Get a look at some of Chester County’s prettiest gardens with the Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour. Running from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., tours typically feature five gardens. Proceeds benefit the Chester County Food Bank.