Bicentennial Celebration

West Goshen Township an East Goshen Township invites the public to join in a Bicentennial celebration of the establishment of the two Goshens on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at East Goshen Township Park. All activities, live music, and fireworks display are FREE OF CHARGE.


2:00 PM Battle of the Clouds Presentation at the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry Building.  Registration is required.  Click here to register.
3:00 PM Parade into East Goshen Township Park, led by East High School Band.
3:30 PM Welcome and "Signing of Dissolution Papers"
4:00 PM West Goshen vs. East Goshen Pistol Duel and Battlefield Demonstrations
4:30 PM Musical Performance by Amerikidz
5:00 PM JeffSTAT Helicopter Landing
5:00 PM Musical Performance by Not Quitting Our Day Jobs
6:15 PM Musical Performance by The Blues Brotherhood
8:15 PM National Anthem Performed by Kevin Pierce
8:30 PM Fireworks Grand Finale

In addition, the following activities will take place between 3:00 and 8:00 PM:

  • Carnival Games
  • Moonbounces
  • Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting
  • Paoli Hospital Health Screenings
  • Food Trucks
  • Period Reenactors, including Ben Franklin
  • Activities with the Wharton Esherick Museum, the Malvern Library, and more!

Click here for an important traffic notification about the day's events.

You can help make this Bicentennial Celebration a reality!  To help the day run smoothly, we will need volunteers to help throughout the day staffing various activities.  Individual and groups interested in helping out can contact the West Goshen Park and Recreation Department at