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4 Can’t-Miss Summer Events Around the Brandywine Valley

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A festival of fountains in Kennett Square, an artisan market at Winterthur and more make summer special around the Brandywine Valley.

Longwood Gardens

Courtesy Longwood Gardens

Festival of Fountains

Thru Sept. 24, Kennett Square

Longwood Gardens’ Open Air Theatre offers fountain shows throughout the day. Once the sun goes down, the fountains come alive with sparkling surges of color. This summer tradition never gets old. Visit longwoodgardens.org.

Brothers Kershner Brewing Co.

Courtesy Brothers Kershner Brewing Co.

Brandywine Folkfest

June 10, Coatesville

This first-time event is coming to Brothers Kershner Brewing Co.’s Brothers on the Brandywine Beer Garden, with three bands performing live and plenty of food and drink. Headliners include Wood Flower, the Youngers and Frog Holler (pictured). Kids under 21 free. Visit brotherskershner.com.

wine festival

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Kennett Summerfest

June 11, Kennett Square

This sophisticated festival celebrates the season with wine, cheese, art and live music. Local wineries and distilleries are on site, and large-scale floral displays take over the town for your viewing pleasure. Visit kennettsummerfest.com.

Winterthur Artisan Market

July 15–16, Winterthur

Enjoy modern-day artisanship from the region’s most skilled craftspeople and explore the picturesque grounds of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. You’ll find plenty of unique collectibles, upcycled pieces and small-batch gourmet goods for sale. Visit winterthur.org.

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