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Anson B. Nixon Park

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100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
610-444-1416 http://www.ansonbnixonpark.org

August 2017

Free Summer Concert Series-Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience – Rock N Roll Legacy Click here to learn about Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience – Rock N Roll Legacy Food from Yo’r So Sweet  Free concerts are held on Wednesday evenings in the summer from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in a beautiful setting overlooking the pond.  The 2017 season will begin on Wed. June 21 and will run eight (8) consecutive Wednesday evenings, thru August 9th.   Bring a blanket or folding chair. Picnic suppers…

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May 2018

2018 Trout Rodeo

Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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2018 Kennett Run

Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Schedule of Events (Race Day) Saturday, May 19th 2018 All activities are in Anson B. Nixon Park this year 6:30am – 8:30am:  (Race-Day Registration,) Race Packet pick-up and bag drop in the Park 7:00am – 8:30am:  PoweRun Lifting competition in the Park 8:50am:  Pre-race meeting 9:00am:  10k run, 10K PoweRun 9:25am:  5k run, 5k PoweRun Wave 1, 5K Walk 9:30am:  5K wave 2, if needed 9:35am:  1 Mile Run/Walk 10:30am: 1 Mile Kids Fun Run 0-14 year olds - Run around the Lagoons

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June 2018

6th Annual Beat Beethoven 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk

Sunday, June 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Beat Beethoven 2018 will be held at Anson B. Nixon Park on Walnut Road in Kennett Square. Ample parking is available. The 5K starts first and the 1 Mile Walk immediately after that. Pre-registrants for the 5K and Walk will receive a T Shirt while supplies last. The 5K course is a mix of trails and paved areas. The trails and paths wander along a stream and through picturesque shaded spots as well as some open areas. Overall the course…

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Radio Free Honduras Free Concert in the Park

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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FREE concerts are held on Wednesday evenings in the summer from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in a beautiful setting overlooking the pond. The 2018 season will begin on Wed. June 20, 2018 and will run eight (8) consecutive Wednesday evenings, thru August 8th. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Picnic suppers are catered by local restaurants. Desserts available from LA Michoacana and Sweet Magnolia Bakery. For last minute weather cancellation notices please check their Facebook page. Enjoy the Latin Folk…

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Jake Armerding Free Concert in the Park

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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FREE concerts are held on Wednesday evenings in the summer from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in a beautiful setting overlooking the pond. The 2018 season will begin on Wed. June 20, 2018 and will run eight (8) consecutive Wednesday evenings, thru August 8th. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Picnic suppers are catered by local restaurants. For last minute weather cancellation notices please check their Facebook page Enjoy the American Folk Music of Jake Armerding presented by Hadley Presents. Supper…

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Edgardo Cintron & The Inca Band Free Concert in the Park

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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FREE concerts are held on Wednesday evenings in the summer from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in a beautiful setting overlooking the pond. The 2018 season will begin on Wed. June 20, 2018 and will run eight (8) consecutive Wednesday evenings, thru August 8th. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Picnic suppers are catered by local restaurants. For last minute weather cancellation notices please check their Facebook page Enjoy the music of Edgardo Cintro & The Inca Band playing the music…

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July 2018

The Hoppin’ John Orchestra Free Concert in the Park

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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FREE concerts are held on Wednesday evenings in the summer from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in a beautiful setting overlooking the pond. The 2018 season will begin on Wed. June 20, 2018 and will run eight (8) consecutive Wednesday evenings, thru August 8th. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Picnic suppers are catered by local restaurants. Desserts available from LA Michoacana and Sweet Magnolia Bakery. For last minute weather cancellation notices please check their Facebook page New Orleans style Jazz…

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15th Annual KARPB KIDS RUN

Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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August 2018

Radio Free Honduras

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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FREE concerts are held on Wednesday evenings in the summer from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in a beautiful setting overlooking the pond. The 2018 season will begin on Wed. June 20, 2018 and will run eight (8) consecutive Wednesday evenings, thru August 8th. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Picnic suppers are catered by local restaurants. Desserts available from LA Michoacana and Sweet Magnolia Bakery. For last minute weather cancellation notices please check their Facebook page. Enjoy the Latin Folk…

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Rock the Park 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Rock the Park with Love Seed Mama Jump 4th annual park fundraiser, Rock the Park, featuring the band, Love Seed Mama Jump! Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 4pm-9pm RAIN OR SHINE! Warm up bands,You Be You at 4pm and John Gibson at 5pm. LSMJ taking the stage at 6pm until 9pm! (half hour intermission) Free 16oz Victory beer if you purchase tickets in advance. Kids 20 yrs and younger are free. Your online ticket purchase will be waiting for you…

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Kids Ride & Helmet Safety with Bike Kennett

Saturday, August 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Come learn about the importance of helmet and bike safety before enjoying a ride around the park trails. All ages and abilities are welcome to attend. We will have two different courses to accommodate all riders. Cool off after the ride with a free MOMPOPS popsicle!

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September 2018

Mexican Independence Day Picnic

Sunday, September 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Mexico’s Independence Day Celebration with Casa Guanajuato Kennett Square Día de la Independencia September 16th Picnic 16 de Septiembre “Picnic” Sunday, September 16, 3pm to 7pm Domingo 16 de Septiembre de 3pm a 7pm Anson B. Nixon Park 405 N. Walnut Road Kennett Square, PA 19348 (Pavillion next to the basketbal courts) Parque Anson B. Nixon, 405 N. Walnut Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348 (Pabellón de la Parte de abajo junto a la cancha de basquetbol)

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LCH Let’s Choose Health – All One Under the Sun

Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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SEP 22 Sat 9:00AM LCH 5K, Family Walk, and Kid’s Dash LCH's Third Annual Let's Choose Health Run and Family Walk! Saturday, September 22, 2018 We are “All One Under the Sun.”  Join the community in this family friendly fundraiser 5K in Anson B. Nixon Park to support LCH’s health center, social assistance services, and education and workforce development programs. 8:00 am: Registration 9:00 am: Run Start 9:05 am: Walk Start 10:00 am: Children’s Dash Course Description: The run is a fast…

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October 2018

Monster Mash Dash 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Register Early & Save Online registration is open through midnight Friday, October 26. Pre-registration is $25 for the 5K Run and Monster Run/Walk, and $10 for the Spooky Sprint (kids 10 and under) through September 30. Prices go up on October 1. Don't miss out on this local tradition as we scare up a lot of fun at the park. Register today! Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration will be available on-site starting at 8:00 am on Sunday morning at…

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November 2018

4th Annual Kennett Brewing Company Harvest Run/Walk

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Please join us for our 4th annual Harvest 5K Run/1.5Mile Walk at Anson B Nixon Park in Kennett Square, PA on Saturday, November 10 at 2pm! - $30 pre-registration/$35 day of the event - All pre-registered participants receive a free t-shirt - All are welcome to the after party at KBC - All runners receive $1 off food purchase with bib - Bring a canned good and receive $1 off your beer purchase - Awards will be presented to the first place…

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March 2019

Annual Red Clay Valley Clean Up (Anson Nixon Park)

Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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April 2019

AHHAH 5K/1K Run, Walk, Roll for Children’s Literacy

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Come for the race, stay the whole day! A community coming together for children. After the run, AHHAH will share a tent on Broadway with the Kennett Library handing out books to children and flyers with the locations of all of the PULL locations both in Kennett Square and Coatesville. Please join us Saturday, April 27th for the Inaugural AHHAH 5K/1K Run, Walk, Roll for Children's Literacy! This event kicks off Kennett Square's National Healthy Kids Day sponsored by the…

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May 2019

2019 Trout Rodeo

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, APRIL 22nd and can be purchased from the Borough of Kennett Square

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2019 Kennett Run

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Schedule of Events (Race Day) Saturday, May 11th 2019 All activities are in Anson B. Nixon Park this year 6:30am – 8:30am:  (Race-Day Registration,) Race Packet pick-up and bag drop in the Park 7:00am – 8:30am:  PoweRun Lifting competition in the Park 8:50am:  Pre-race meeting 9:00am:  10k run, 10K PoweRun 9:25am:  5k run, 5k PoweRun Wave 1, 5K Walk 9:30am:  5K wave 2, if needed 9:35am:  1 Mile Run/Walk 10:30am: 1 Mile Kids Fun Run 0-14 year olds - Run around the Lagoons   Registration - Register before April…

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SKY TOUR at Anson B Nixon Park

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Free to the public! Explore the night sky through powerful telescopes with guidance from members of the Chester County Astronomical Society. All ages are welcome! NOTE: If it's cloudy, check this page a few hours before the event to see if it will be held. Partial clouds are OK, but full cloud cover or rain may require cancellation. PARKING: Free parking at the Tino Leto Athletic Fields lot, located on North Walnut Street, near the main Nixon Park entrance. (Google…

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June 2019

7th Annual Beat Beethoven 5k for the Kennett Symphony

Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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DAH DAH DAH DAH! Take your classical music “in stride” and come out to support the Kennett Symphony and see if you can BEAT BEETHOVEN!! This is a fun race for serious runners as well as beginners and families. The race will start with the downbeat of Beethoven's 5th Symphony (DAH, DAH, DAH DAH!!). Your goal is to finish the 5K before the Symphony finishes playing (over 30-minutes). Beethoven himself runs the race every year and always has finished with…

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Western Centuries – FREE concert series in the Park

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by LA MICHOACANA HOMEMADE ICE CREAM and Sweet Magnolia Bakery. Kennett Brewing Company will offer dinner on June 19th. Western Centuries When did country music start to sound the same? The first generation of country artists borrowed…

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All Good People – FREE concert in the Park

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by LA MICHOACANA HOMEMADE ICE CREAM and Sweet Magnolia Bakery. El Rinconsito will offer dinner on June 26th. All Good People All five members of All Good People are accomplished and active in the Philadelphia-area music scene,…

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July 2019

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra – Free Concert Series in the Park

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by LA MICHOACANA HOMEMADE ICE CREAM and Sweet Magnolia Bakery. M n M Catering LLC. Barbecue will offer dinner on July 3rd. Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber playing the Prince & David Bowie Songbooks with a very…

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Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band – Free Concert Series in the Park

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by LA MICHOACANA HOMEMADE ICE CREAM and Sweet Magnolia Bakery. Kennett Brewing Company will offer dinner on July 10th. Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band Founded in 1996, The Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band is a 35-piece brass…

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LowDown Brass Band – Free Concert in the Park

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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PRESENTED THANKS TO GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM Hadley Presents. Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by LA MICHOACANA HOMEMADE ICE CREAM and Sweet Magnolia Bakery. On the Roll Food Truck and Catering will offer dinner on July 17th. LowDown Brass Band LowDown Brass Band…

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Mighty Joe Castro & The Gravamen

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by LA MICHOACANA HOMEMADE ICE CREAM and Sweet Magnolia Bakery. Mary Pat's Provisions will offer dinner on July 24th. Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen Based out of Philadelphia, PA, Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen is…

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Andrew Lipke – Free Concert in Anson B. Nixon Park

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by LA MICHOACANA HOMEMADE ICE CREAM and Sweet Magnolia Bakery. Verbena BYOB will offer dinner on July 31st. Andrew Lipke Andrew Lipke is a Philadelphia-based, South African born composer and multi-instrumentalist. He is driven, above all, by…

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August 2019

The Sin City Band – Free Concert in the Park

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by LA MICHOACANA HOMEMADE ICE CREAM and Sweet Magnolia Bakery. Portabello's of Kennett Square will offer dinner on August 7th. The Sin City Band Celebrating 45 years of uninterrupted Honky-Tonkin' The Sin City Band was honored to…

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September 2019

Free Kids Biking Event

Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Mexican Independence Day Picnic & Celebration

Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Ven a celebrar el Día de la independencia de México con nosotros! Venta de antojitos mexicanos, juegos para los niños, piñatas, lotería y música. ¡Te esperamos! Picnic de Día de Independencia de México! Come to celebrate Mexico's Independence Day with us! Sale of Mexican food, games for children, piñatas, Mexican bingo and music. Celebrate with us!

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All One Under the Sun – Health Run

Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Saturday, September 21, 2019 Anson B. Nixon Park #RunLCH5K We are “All One Under the Sun.”  Join the community in this fourth annual family friendly fundraiser 5K in Anson B. Nixon Park to support LCH’s services and programs in our Kennett and Oxford Health Centers, Dental Center, and Women’s Health Center. 8:00 am: Registration with live music by Mariachi Flores 9:00 am: Kid’s Dash, followed by Run Start 9:05 am: Walk Start 10:30 am: Awards and announcements https://lacomunidadhispana.org/event/lch-5k-family-walk-childrens-dash/

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October 2019

The Kennett Flash 10th Anniversary Concert with Taylor Hicks

Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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TAYLOR HICKS, American Idol Season Five Winner, Headlines The Kennett Flash 10th Anniversary Concert on Saturday, October 12th 2019 American Idol winner TAYLOR HICKS will perform at The Kennett Flash 10th Anniversary Concert at Anson B. Nixon Park on Saturday, October 12th, 2019. Concert proceeds will benefit The Kennett Flash, a 501c3 Non-Profit. There will be food trucks at the park, as well as beer and wine for sale. Bring your chairs and blankets, leave your dogs and coolers at…

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November 2019

5th Annual Harvest Run/Walk with KBC

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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Please join Kennett Brewing Company for their 5th annual Harvest 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk at Anson B Nixon Park in Kennett Square, PA on Saturday, November 16 at 2pm! – $35 pre-registration/$40 day of the event – All pre-registered participants receive a free techwick long-sleeve t-shirt – All are welcome to the after party at KBC – All runners receive $1 off food purchase with bib – Bring a canned good and receive $1 off your beer purchase – Awards…

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May 2020

Canceled- Kennett Run 2020

Saturday, May 16 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Anson B. Nixon Park, 100 Waterworks Way
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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The Kennett Run Charities has reached its 31st year,  and giving back to the community has always been center stage.  

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