6 Can’t-Miss August Events Around the Main Line Region

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From an exciting concert at the Ardmore Music Hall to a peach and sunflower festival in Media, there’s so much to do in August.


Aug. 15

The Watson Twins at Ardmore Music Hall


Kentucky natives Chandra and Leigh Watson were born to sing together. Destined for more than the church choir, they got their start in the music business as harmony vocalists for indie-pop chanteuse Jenny Lewis. Recorded in Nashville by ace producer Butch Walker, their latest album, HOLLER, celebrates the identical twins’ gospel and country roots while still keeping things vibrant and contemporary. For their latest visit to Ardmore Music Hall, the Watsons are opening for Portland, Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper. Visit ardmoremusichall.com.
—Hobart Rowland

Photo by Elizabeth Baker

Aug. 17–27

Tarzan at the Media Theatre


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The classic jungle tale comes to the Media Theatre stage for a 10-day late-summer run. Perfect for families, the story follows a man raised by gorillas whose inner beast is tamed when he falls in love with an English girl. Visit mediatheatre.org.

Aug. 5

Peach & Sunflower Festival


Pick your own peaches at the peak of the season and snap a photo in the sunflower fields at Linvilla Orchards’ annual summer happening. Be sure to grab a peach-apple cider slushy from Linvilla Grill. Visit linvilla.com.

Wednesdays thru August

West Chester Taps

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Enjoy a borough-wide happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., with beer, wine, cocktail and appetizer specials from participating restaurants. Stroll the streets for some shopping, too. Visit downtownwestchester.com.

Thru Aug. 13

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival


Head to Center City’s Franklin Square for a breathtaking illuminated display of ornate lanterns created by artisans from China. This cultural fest also features live performances, shopping, dining and a beer garden. Visit visitphilly.com.

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The Chinese Lantern Festival is a can’t-miss event in August. Adobe Stock

Thru Sept. 24

Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature at Brandywine Museum of Art

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This celebration of the groundbreaking 20th-century modernist features some 80 paintings and works on paper borrowed from American museums and private collections. It’s the first major exhibition to focus exclusively on Joseph Stella’s flora and fauna subjects. Visit brandywine.org.

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Joseph Stella, “Flowers, Italy,” ca. 1930, oil on canvas, Phoenix Art Museum, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Marshall.
Joseph Stella, “Flowers, Italy,” ca. 1930, oil on canvas, Phoenix Art Museum, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Marshall. Courtesy of Brandywine Museum of Art.

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