7 Can’t-Miss April Events Happening Around the Main Line

A film festival in West Chester, Earth Day fun in King of Prussia and more events add color to the Philadelphia suburbs this month.

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April 26-28

West Chester Film Festival

West Chester

This international short-film showcase returns to the borough for its 18th year, spotlighting dozens of films from independent creators. The weekend kicks off with an opening-night party, then closes with the presentation of the Chester Awards, celebrating the best work in each category. Visit westchesterfilmfestival.com. —G.L.

April 5

April First Friday

West Chester

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This month’s First Friday event features an adult Easter egg hunt, with prize-filled eggs hidden inside and outside local businesses along the borough’s main streets. You could walk away with restaurant gift cards or discounts to your favorite shops. Visit downtownwestchester.com.

Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point Races
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April 7

Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point Races

West Chester

Kick off steeplechase season with a full slate of equestrian events, many featuring junior riders. The day includes four pony races and ends with a signature sidesaddle event. Proceeds benefit the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance. Visit brandywineredclay.org.

Earth Day Festival
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April 20

Earth Day Festival

King of Prussia

Spend your Saturday honoring Mother Earth at this special event. The free petting zoo at Upper Merion Township Building Park is a big draw. Vendors provide plenty of food-and-drink options—and be sure to stick around for the Earth Day awards. Visit umtownship.org.

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Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run
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April 21

Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run

King of Prussia

Leading up to National Park Week, trek five miles through Valley Forge National Historical Park to benefit this local treasure. Since 2006, the run has raised over $600,000 for the park. Runners of all skill levels are welcome. Visit valleyforge.org.

April 23–May 26

Legally Blonde at the Media Theatre

Media

This feisty musical take on the hit film debuted on Broadway in 2007. It follows the story of Elle Woods as she finds her way into Harvard Law School to win back an ex-boyfriend. This feel-good show promises plenty of laughs, along with some local talent. Visit mediatheatre.org.

April 27–May 12

Yellow Springs Art Show

Chester Springs

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The longest-running art show in Chester County will feature over 3,500 works for its 51st year. Expect a wide variety of media and a diverse collection of artistic talent. Visit yellowsprings.org.

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