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Here Comes the Sun Spring Festival Debuts in Malvern 

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Here Comes the Sun, Malvern’s first-ever Beatles-themed spring festival, debuts along King Street on May 14.

Calling all Beatles fans! Are you ready to feel nostalgic by taking it back to the ’60s? The sun is coming out in Malvern at the first-ever Beatles-themed spring festival, dubbed Here Comes the Sun, running along King Street on May 14.  

The Chester County Life Magazine will bring groovy festival necessities such as an array of food and drink, shopping, entertainment and even a Beatles tribute band to the Main Line. The day will begin with the Malvern Farmers Market, which will run every Saturday through the spring. From 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., guests can shop fresh produce and unwind with yoga on the lawn outside the market. 

After a morning of relaxation, residents can join the fun along King Street for different food trucks including The Munchy Machine, Olde Simply Shrimp & More, Tapas Lounge Food Truck, Gita Mobile Café and more. Of course, adult beverages will be available at the beer garden featuring Locust Land Craft Brewery, wine from Wayvine, cider from Dressler Estate and cocktails from Manatawny Still Works or Brick & Brew’s Whiskey Wagon. The options are endless! 

There will be plenty of activities for the little ones, too. “We will be having face painters for kids, balloons artists, caricature artists…[and] two roaming Disney characters,” says David Campli, president of the Malvern Business and Professional Association 

The committee of 12 were inspired by the Beatles documentary and wanting to welcome spring to the Main Line. Plus the MBPA wanted to add more to its typical seasonal festivals. “I am a big Beatles fan,” Campli explains. 

Unlike Malvern’s previous seasonal and holiday festivals, Here Comes the Sun will have vendors with Beatles-themed offerings, including 400 pairs of John Lennon glasses. The team is encouraging guests to even come dressed in their hippy best. “It’ll just create a little bit of fun and flair to the day,” says Campli. 

A spring festival wouldn’t be complete without shopping. Some of the stores participating are Whitford at Malvern Flowers, Posh Collections Boutique, 12 West Boutique, Silver Linings Boutique, Louella, Maria Fe’s Upscale Consignment and more. 

The festival is completely free, except for purchasing food/drink and store accessories. At 4 p.m., British Mania will take the stage complete with the hair and outfits to fit the Beatles theme. The cover band hopes to recreate the vibe of the Beatles’ last concert back in the day. The band will perform for about an hour and a half. 

“Bringing people back to downtown Malvern has been a struggle for a lot of the businesses…Take the title of the event, the title of the Beatles song, all of that together, Here Comes the Sun but it’s really kind of Here Comes the Sun for the town for the day. So, I think I’m just excited to see families out shopping, having a good time [and] spending their day in downtown Malvern,” Campli explains. 

The team hopes to host similar events in the future with different band-themed festivals. Stay tuned for Malvern’s upcoming festival dates. 

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