Around the Square                                        August  2019

There's lots of summer still left to savor in Kennett Square! And what better way to kick off the month of August this week than by dining on State Street during the "bonus" First Thursday dining event? Enjoy Kennett Square's diverse and award-winning restaurants, including Verbena BYOB, recently named Best New American cuisine in Best of Philly 2019.
On Friday, August 2nd, stock up on the bounty of fresh, local produce at the Kennett Square Farmers Market, browse the First Friday Flea Market for fun and unusual finds, and enjoy the family-friendly fun of the annual Murder Mystery Art Stroll, with suspects from the Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society stationed throughout town.
This month we're also celebrating Kennett Square being named "Best of Philly 2019 Suburban Shopping Destination" by Philadelphia magazine. Support all of our local businesses, including Clean Slate Goods in their new, larger location at 103 West State Street.
The month's celebrations continue on August 15th with Third Thursday dining and the gala opening of Square Pear Gallery's new show, "The Joy of Summer."
As you enjoy suburban Philadelphia's Best Shopping Destination, remember to #loveitlikealocal and support our independent, locally owned small businesses and restaurants. #shopKSQ #deliciousKSQ

See you around the Square.
-Historic Kennett Square
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THE FLASH is an all ages concert venue where national, regional and local recording artists get up close and personal with fans.  Check out the August calendar for a noteworthy line up of shows including the MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO, who will perform their first ever solo headline show at The Kennett Flash on Friday, August 2nd, 2019. Tickets are available at Advance tickets are $24 and tickets at the door will be $28.  
Thursday, August 8th @ 8:00pm BACON GIVES BACK
Head to The Kennett Flash on August 8th to enjoy the comedy genius of Chester County's best improvisational comedy troupe, Better than Bacon! 

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Circulation Desk at the Kennett Library. Proceeds from this special BACON GIVES BACK show will benefit the Adult Literacy Program at The Kennett Library. For more information, please contact Filomena Elliott, ALP Director, at (610) 444-2702 or
Through September 29th
See summer's every hue as fountains dance, gardens shine, and spirits soar during the vibrant Festival of Fountains. From colorful Illuminated Fountain Performances (including some nights when you pick the performance!) ... to lively family programming ... to good-as-gold horticultural displays, a splashy summer awaits you ... day and night.
Let Longwood's colors wash over you.
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The Market is a great place to grab a glass of wine or beer and a bite to eat. Weekly specials and events at the Market include a Happy Hour with great music and great discounts Fridays from 5-7pm.

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