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Festivals + Events

Upcoming Events


2nd Friday

May 10 • 5-8pm


Art on the Avenue

June 15 • 11am-8pm


Farmer's Market

Summer Market Starts May 12!

There is always something happening in West Reading...

January – April

West Reading Winter Farmer’s Market

Sunday 10am – 1pm
6th Avenue South of Penn Avenue
January 6, 20
February 3,17
March 3, 17
April 7, 14


West Reading Fashion Week

West Reading is bringing high fashion to Reading with their second annual Fashion Show “Get.Dressed.” Saturday, February 2 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at etchfit.


Craft Pretzel & Beer Fest

Celebrate the rich heritage of Berks County in the art of pretzel making while pairing it with tastings from the region’s best craft breweries.

Pretzel vendors and West Reading Restaurants featuring unique pretzel dishes will be set up on Penn Avenue from 11am-7pm.


Love 2nd Friday

Live Music Returns! (May – September).

Shop, Dine, Stroll. Every 2nd Friday on Penn Ave.


Armed Forces Day Parade

The Berks County Armed Forces Day Parade, the oldest Armed Forces Day Parade in the Nation, has provided recognition for past and present members of our Armed Forces for 69 years. The 71st Parade will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 am.

May – November

West Reading Summer Farmer’s Market

The West Reading Farmers Market features the very best in locally grown produce, sustainably raised meats and poultry and farm fresh eggs, artisan baked goods including breads, desserts and more, value added products made with locally sourced ingredients and more.


West Reading Art Night

A fundraiser to benefit the WRCRF’s revitalization efforts in West Reading. This year’s event is being held at the Reading Public Museum.

June 11 from 7pm to 10pm


Plein Air West Reading

The 4th Annual Art exhibition and competition. This year’s event is already full! Artists will be painting throughout Berks County June 12-14. Awards reception on Friday, June 14. Exhibit and sale will be in the heart of Saturday’s Art on the Avenue event.


Art on the Avenue

A spectacular annual celebration of the arts. West Reading Art on the Avenue is a family-friendly festival featuring local and regional artists, superb shopping, live entertainment, and plenty of great food! June 15 from 11:00am to 8:00pm


West Reading Criterium

West Reading hosts the fast paced twilight criterium in front of all the Penn Ave taverns and eateries for a thrilling night out. Technical turns and undulating straightaways will test the strength, power, and speed of the top Men and Women as they race for the $10,000 prize purse for both professional fields.


Fall Fest

Join us in West Reading for our annual Fall Fest. Family friendly day with crafts, food, music, and more.

Sept 21, 2019


Small Business Saturday

Get out and support the places you love with the people you love on Nov 24. Small Business Saturday – a special day when we can show support as a nation for small business owners and communities – helps fuel the Shop Small movement and is the cornerstone of American Express Shop Small efforts.


Holiday Glow

There’s no place like home for the holidays! Enjoy the charm of West Reading’s independently-owned boutiques and restaurants with special holiday hours, in-store specials, and personalized service.