anson b nixon events calendar

2019 Calendar of Events

Park Events - 2019

Stay tuned for another exciting year at the Anson B.  Nixon Park.
  • PAST EVENTS in 2018
Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Clean Up day has been postponed to April 15th 2018  (meet at 8:00 am pavilion #5)
Trout Rodeo May 5, 2018 - An Anson B. Nixon Park and community favorite! Trout Rodeo 2018
Kennett Run May 19, 2018 - a widely popular community event sponsored by the Kennett Run Charities Organization
Sky Tour - CANCELLED May 19th from 8:30pm - 10pm - Gather at the Tino Leto soccer fields and tour the night sky!  
Race to Beat POTS June 2, 2018  Click here for more information
Beat Beethoven 5K  June 10, 2018 - A Click here for more information - Kennett Symphony favorite
Celebration of Life - Maggie O'Sullivan, June 10th from 3pm - 8pm  Tributes, music, memories.
Free 8 Week Summer Music Concert Series - Eight (8) consecutive Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm beginning June 20, 2018 thru August 8th. Click here for the 2018 line-up
Rock the PArk - August 18th 
LCH - 5K Sept. 22nd
Sky Tour 

Upcoming Events

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The Trout Rodeo (in conjunction with the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance) | May 5, 2018 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Trout Rodeo 2018 here
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 5, 2018. Now in our 22nd year, this has become a popular tradition in our community. Join on Saturday, May 5, 2018 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?  In advance $5.00 for kids 6-15 years of age  and $10.00 17 years of age and up.  Day of tickets are $15 for ages 16 and up and $5.00 6-15 year old.   

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 2018 Trout Rodeo Sponsors thus far!  
Chardy Memorials
M&M Automotive
Parcel and More  (Longwood Shopping Center)
Michael R. Moyer
Burtons Barber Shop
Davis Accounting
Fenstermacher and Co.
Joseph Wotypka Euro Cars
Macelree Harvey
Phillips Mushroom
Umbreight, Wileczek and Assoc. 
Recreation Resources
Bernardon PC
Gilmore and Associates
Kennett Run | May 19,2018 | All Day

NEW for 2018.....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


Beat Beethoven - 5K Race Run and Walk to benefit the Kennett Symphony | Sunday, June 10 | 7:00am

Summer Music Concert Series 2018 Begins on Wed. June 20th at 7pm. | June 20 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Free Summer concert in the Park | June 27 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm


Free Summer concert in the Park | July 4th | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free Summer Concert in the Park | July 11th | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free Summer concert in the park | July 18 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

Free Summer Concert in the Park | July 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Free Summer Concert in the Park | August 1 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

Free Summer concert in the Park | August 8 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

Rock the "Vision" Park with Love Seed Mama Jump | August 18 | 4:00pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for the 4th Annual Rock the"VISION" Park Concert Fundraiser featuring local music sensation, Love Seed Mama Jump. CLICK the ROCK THE PARK tab for more information on Rock the "VISION" Park! **This event is a ticketed fundraiser for Anson B. Nixon Park. Proceeds to go toward new signage in the Park!


La Comunidad Hispana 1st Annual 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk | Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 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

¡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

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

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