anson b nixon events calendar

2017 Calendar of Events

EXCITING EVENTS COMING UP!

  • Free 8 Week Summer Music Concert Series - Eight (8) consecutive Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm beginning June 21, 2017 thru August 9th.
  • Kids Fun Run - Thursday, July 13th - by KAPRB
  • La Comunidad Hispana 2nd Annual 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk - Saturday, September 23
  • ROCK THE PARK  - 3rd Annual Park FUN-draiser, featuring LOVE SEED MAMA JUMP! Sunday. September 24

PAST EVENTS in 2017 

  • Red Clay Valley Clean Up Day Saturday March 25th -  by the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance 
  • Earth Day in collaboration with The Garage and The Kennett Brewing Company, April 22
  • Trout Rodeo  - Saturday,  May 6th - An Anson B. Nixon Park favorite! 
  • Kennett Rotary Pet Festival - Saturday,  May 13th
  • Kennett Run - Saturday,  May 20th - by Kennett Run Charities
  • Beat Beethoven 5K Run and /or Walk  - Thursday,  June 8th - benefit Kennett Symphony



Upcoming Events

April



Earth Day | April 22 | 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Earth Day 2017 - The theme is UNITY!  Starting at 4pm with a walk around the Park followed by informative short speeches on community, diversity, science, the earth, nature sponsored in part by The Kennett Brewing Company.

The 2017 Earth Day Music Event  from 4pm - 10pm at the Garage. Bands to include Jonathan Gibson and Jim McKenzie, Bella Von, The Rose Project, Rock - O - Jets, and Wild Virtu. Other Bands to be announced!
DONATIONS to benefit the Garage Community and Youth Center and the Community Garden at the Anson B. Nixon Park of Kennett Square.
FOOD, DRINKS, MUSIC, RAFFLE, COMMUNITY
$15 donation per person> additional $10 donation for alcoholic beverages (if you are drinking at the event) More information to follow.
EARTH DAY INFO

May



The Trout Rodeo (in conjunction with the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance) | May 6, 2017 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE to find out more about TROUT RODEO FUN!
Kennett Area Park Authority (KAPA) in conjunction with the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance will be holding our annual Trout Rodeo at Anson B. Nixon Park on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Now in our 22nd year, this has become a popular tradition in our community. Join on Saturday, May 6, 2017 as we again look forward to 300 anglers anxious to catch the many trout stocked for the event and for weeks afterward. Families, adults, teenagers, children and serious fishermen line the shores in hopes of catching one of the 22” trophy trout. 

How much are tickets?  $5.00 for kids 16 years of age and younger and $10.00 17 years of age and up.

How can I purchase tickets? Tickets will be available for sale at Kennett Borough Hall, 120 Marshall Street M-F, from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm or you may purchase them by sending a check made payable to "KAPA"  PO Box 1121, Kennett Square, PA 19348.  You may also purchase tickets the day of the event.  


Will there be food available? Yes, food and beverages for purchase will be available all day.  

Note:  Please note that no tackle or bait will be available for purchase the date of the rodeo so please come prepared.  

Thank you to our 2017 Trout Rodeo Sponsors thus far!  
Chary Memorials
Michael R. Moyer
Taylor Oil and Propane
Burtons Barber Shop
Davis Accounting
Fenstermacher and Co.
Joseph Wotypka Euro Cars
Regester Assoc
Macelree Harvey
Phillips Mushroom
Umbreight, Korengal and Assoc.
Recreation Resources
Ron Blittersdorf's Automotive
Bernardon PC
Gilmore and Associates




 
Kennett Rotary PET FESTIVAL | May 13, 2017 | 12 noon to 4pm

Kennett Run | May 20, 2017 | All Day

NEW for 2017.....Everything starts and ends in the Anson B. Nixon Park this year!
Come join the festivities and cheer on the runners who are participating in the 5K, 10K Run, PoweRun, Kids FundRun and 1 mile Run/Walk
KENNETT RUN
 

June



Beat Beethoven - 5K Race Run and Walk to benefit the Kennett Symphony | Thursday June 8 | 6:30pm Race start time

Summer Music Concert Series 2017 Begins...sponsored by the Hadley Fund featuring Eric Ambel, and he'll be joined by other musicians. | June 21 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

First concert will be Wed. June 21, 2017 and is sponsored by the Hadley Fund.The performer is Eric Ambel, and he'll be joined by other musicians.  He was an original band member of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. He's had solo success and he's produced Steve Earle and others. 
Free Summer concert in the Park with Ben Arnold | June 28 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

Ben Arnold is a Singer Songwriter Click here to learn more about Ben Arnold
Folk/Rock

July



Free Summer concert in the Park with Kategory 5 | July 5th | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kategory 5 - 70's and 80's tribute. 
Click here to learn more about Kategory 5
Free Summer Concert in the Park with Bryan Tuk - Big Band Jazz | July 12th | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brian Tuck - Big Band Jazz
Click here to learn more about Brian Tuk
Free Summer concert in the park with Grady Hoss & The Sidewinders - Alt Country / Classic Country | July 19 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

Grady Hoss & The Sidewinders - Alt Country / Classic Country
Click here to learn more about Grady Hoss and the Sidewinders
Free Summer Concert in the Park with The GTV's - Garage Rock / Soul / Mod Rock | July 26 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

August



Free Summer Concert in the Park with Kofi Baker's Cream Experience - Rock N Roll Legacy | August 2 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

Kofi Baker's Cream Experience - Rock N Roll Legacy
Click here to learn about Kofi Baker's Cream Experience - Rock N Roll Legacy
Free Summer concert in the Park with The West Chester Band - Community Based Pops Orchestra | August 9 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

The West Chester Band - Community Based Pops Orchestra
Click here to learn more about the West Chester Community Pops Orchestra

September



La Comunidad Hispana 1st Annual 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk | Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 8:00 AM

The 5K race is a fast, fun course with chip timing. There will be food, live music, goody bags, event t-shirts, and family activities, including an appearance by Philadelphia Union team members.

8:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Run Start
9:05 a.m. Walk Start
10:00 a.m. Children’s Dash

Register for the event HERE and learn more about La Comunidad Hispana HERE.

¡Únete a La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) y participa en el LCH 5K y 1-Milla de Caminata Familiar!

El 5K es una carrera rápida y divertida con sincronización de tiempo. Habrá comida, música en vivo, regalos, playeras, y actividades familiares. Los jugadores del equipo de Philadelphia Union estarán presentes.

8:00 a.m. Registro
9:00 a.m. Inicio de la Carrera
9:05 a.m. Inicio de la Caminata
10:00 a.m. Carrera para niños

Aprende más sobre LCH: www.LaComunidadHispana.org
Inscribirse en línea a: https://www.runtheday.com/registration/race_info/lch-lets-choose-health-run
Rock the Park with Love Seed Mama Jump | Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 2:00-7:00 PM

Join us for the 3rd Annual Rock the Park (Rock the"DOG" Park)  Concert Fundraiser featuring local music sensation, Love Seed Mama Jump.
CLICK here for more information on Rock the "DOG" Park!
**This event is a ticketed fundraiser for Anson B. Nixon Park. All proceeds go directly to the future DOG Park!
NEW FOR 2017  Dogs will be ALLOWED in the concert area!


 




** All activities are free unless ticket information is listed.



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