Over 35 Things to do this March Around Philadelphia’s Western Suburbs
From the Philadelphia Flower Show to home openers for the Phillies and Union, here’s what should be on your calendar.
Watch the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves during their home opener on March 28. Photo courtesy of Visit Philadelphia/M. Kennedy for GPTMC.
Expressions of Radnor at Wayne Art Center
Through March 16, Wayne
The Wayne Art Center presents its annual Expressions of Radnor exhibit, which features works from local artists in a variety of mediums.
Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens
Through March 24, Kennett Square
See the final weeks of Longwood Garden’s beautiful orchid display, which has taken over the four-acre conservatory.
PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Preview Gala Party
March 1, Philadelphia
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Preview Party Gala gives attendees a preview of the show (March 2-10) while enjoying cocktails and food, plus the Best in Show awards.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
March 1-2, Philadelphia
Experience exhilarating modern dance with Alvin Ailey’s African-American dance company, which makes a two-day stop at the Academy of Music.
Banff Mountain Film Festival
March 1-2, Immaculata
Immaculata University hosts this international film festival, which showcases exceptional outdoor cinematography.
Plein Air Inside Out
March 1-2, Chadds Ford
The Brandywine River Museum of Art welcomes painters and photographers seeking refuge from the cold winter into the museum’s atrium, where visitor’s can watch them at work.
Shrek: The Musical
March 1-10, Swarthmore
The Players Club of Swarthmore presents Shrek: The Musical, which follows everyone’s favorite ogre as he journeys through life with Fiona and Donkey.
Cheers for CHOP
March 2, Philadelphia
Held at the Fillmore, Cheers for CHOP features cocktails, dancing, music and a silent auction in benefit of research focused on fighting brain tumors.
The Philadelphia Union take on the Toronto FC at home on March 2. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Union.
Philadelphia Union Home Opener
March 2, Chester
The Philadelphia Union opens its 2019 season with a game against the Toronto Football Club at Talen Energy Stadium.
Villanova Men’s Basketball vs. Butler Bulldogs
March 2, Philadelphia
The Wildcats take on the Butler Bulldogs at the Wells Fargo Center.
Laurels Preserve Trails Loop Hike
March 3, Chadds Ford
Join a Laurels Preserve steward on this two-hour hike through the unexplored trails of this enchanting property.
March 3, Philadelphia
The Original Harlem Globetrotters return to the Wells Fargo Center to regale audiences with their on-court prowess.
Justin Nozuka and Craig Cardiff at Ardmore Music Hall
March 10, Ardmore
Enjoy live music from singer-songwriters Justin Nozuka and Craig Cardiff.
King of Prussia Restaurant Week
March 11-17, King of Prussia
Restaurants around King of Prussia will offer prix fixe menus and specials in benefit of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Emergency Aid’s 105th Anniversary Celebration
March 12, Ardmore
Taste of the Main Line is one of the area’s most highly anticipated spring events. But this year, to celebrate its 105th anniversary, the Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania Foundation will instead host a celebratory party at French brasserie, The Bercy. Proceeds will continue to benefit the organization’s scholarship and grant programs.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame at SALT Performing Arts
March 14-24, Chester Springs
SALT Performing Arts presents a Disney favorite on stage.
The Few at Theatre Horizon
March 14 – April 7, Norristown
Written by Samuel D. Hunter, this play follows a newspaper editor’s attempts to spark romance by publishing personal ads.
37th Annual Chester County Antiques and Art Show
March 15-17, Exton
Peruse antiques and discover hidden gems at Chester County Historical Society’s annual event at the Church Farm School.
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
March 15-17, Oaks
The Sugarloaf Craft Festival returns to Oaks, showcasing creative artisans.
St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl
March 16, West Chester
West Chester will be awash in a sea of green for its inaugural St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl. Popular bars like Saloon 151, Rams Head, Kildares and Barnaby’s are all on the itinerary.
St. Patrick’s Day Tour, Toasts and Tastes at Laurel Hill
March 16, Philadelphia
Laurel Hill Cemetery celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a tour of its grounds, as well as traditional Irish food and drinks.
Creative Escape at Brandywine River Museum of Art
March 20, Chadds Ford
Learn the centuries-old method of painting with egg tempera during the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s adults-only BYOB craft night.
A Taste of Kennett
March 22, Kennett Square
The second annual Taste of Kennett returns, bringing some of the borough’s best food and drink together in benefit of the Kennett After-School Association. Live music, an open bar and silent auction round out of the festivities.
Chadds Ford Elementary School's 70th Annual Art Sale and Show
March 22-23, Chadds Ford
Now in its 70th year, the Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show returns to Chadds Ford Elementary School, featuring the works of over 65 regional artists.
Black Tie GayBINGO with Aids Fund Philly
March 23, Philadelphia
Aids Fund Philly hosts its 20th annual bingo fundraiser, featuring a silent auction, live entertainment, dinner and cocktails at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Proceeds benefit regional HIV/AIDS emergency services.
Young at Art Exhibit at Wayne Art Center
March 23 – April 20, Wayne
Wayne Art Center’s latest exhibit showcases the work of students ages 2-11.
Funky Brunch and Market at Ardmore Music Hall
March 24, Ardmore
Enjoy live music from the Whiskeyhickon Boys, Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise, as well as brunch, beer, face painting and shopping at Ardmore Music Hall’s Reggae-themed Funky Brunch and Market.
Silver Sweet Charity 2019
March 25, Exton
Showcasing the artistry of local dessert chefs, the Chester County Community Foundation hosts a night of tasting and judging confectionary creations at Whitford Country Club.
Opening Day at Chanticleer Garden
March 27, Wayne
Celebrate the return of spring as Chanticleer Garden opens for the 2019 season.
Philadelphia Phillies Home Opener
March 28, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Phillies kick off the 2019 season with a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
8th Annual Chef’s Best
March 28, West Chester
Act in Faith of Greater West Chester again hosts its Chef’s Best event at the West Chester University Alumni and Foundation Center, where attendees can taste cuisine from some of the area’s culinary experts.
Cocktails, Chapeaux and Cigars
March 28, Malvern
Enjoy a night of hat embellishing, cigar rolling and cocktails during this Radnor Hunt Races pre-race event.
Lankenau Medical Center Deaver Gala
March 30, Newtown Square
Lankenau’s John B. Deaver Auxiliary of the Women’s Board hosts its annual gala, featuring a raffle and silent auction at Aronimink Golf Club.
Women-Owned Food Truck Festival
March 30-31, Chadds Ford
Head to Chaddsford Winery to feast on good eats exclusively from female-owned food trucks.
Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens
March 30 – May 5, Kennett Square
As winter slowly gives way to spring, Longwood Gardens celebrates the change of season with thousands of bulbs bursting through the ground during its Spring Blooms display.
Love Run Half Marathon
March 31, Philadelphia
This aptly name half marathon takes participants on a 13.1-mile journey through the City of Brotherly Love, all in benefit of Legacy of Hope and its fight against cancer.