Upcoming events happening in Kennett Square


Trout rodeo coming to town

The 17th Annual Anson B. Nixon Trout Rodeo will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 8 am to 4 pm in the Anson B. Nixon Park rain or shine.

Advanced tickets can be purchased at Buck's Hunting & Dog Training Supplies, 809 Gap-Newport Pike, Avondale (484-720-8317); adults $10, children $5. PA fishing license required for those 16 years and older, trout stamp has been waived. Breakfast sandwiches, lunch, refreshments, bait, and fishing supplies will be available.

For more information, call 610-444-0792 or visit www.ansonbnixonpark.org.

MAY 6:

Cinco de Mayo

Celebration of Mexican culture from noon to 5 p.m. on East State Street in downtown Kennett Square. Includes authentic Mexican food, music, entertainment and children's activities.

May 13

Willowdale Steeplechase

The Willowdale Steeplechase has long been a Mother's Day tradition of spectacular horse racing over fences. Families and friends gather to celebrate a day of country life and a showcase of equestrian talent with some of the nation's finest steeplechase horses and jockeys.

This year brings exceptional excitement. For its 20th anniversary, Willowdale will be saluting some special guests such as world class champions Bruce Davidson, Michael Matz and Phillip Dutton.

MAY 19:

23rd Annual Kennett Run

The race begins in the downtown and finishes lakeside in Anson B. Nixon Park. Events for everyone and for all age groups, including a 10K and 5K run and a 1-mile Fun Walk. Some streets will be closed in the morning.

Register here


MAY 19

Kennett High School Friends of Music is holding a Wine Tasting Gala Event on Saturday, May 19 at the Oberod Estate in Delaware from 7 to 10 pm. Wines are provided by Frank's Union Wine Mart. Tickets are $35 per person and include an assortment of appetizers and desserts from local restaurants and businesses. Please support the non-profit organization, Friends of Music in their efforts to raise funds for musical instruments, and other needed items that will support the growing music program at Kennett High School. Ticket information is available at http://www.frankswine.com/dinners.html#ober .

MAY 28:

Memorial Day Parade

The traditional Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28. The town's largest parade includes marching bands, fife and drum corps & color guard groups, antique military vehicles and vintage convertibles, Civil War & Revolutionary War re-enactors, bagpipers, little league teams, and much much more. In honor of our local veterans, the parade will end with a memorial ceremony at the Union Hill Cemetery. The parade route goes from the Kennett High School up South Union Street to right onto Cypress, left up South Broad Street to left onto West State Street and finally right onto North Union Street. The parade ends at the Union Hill Cemetery on the left, where a memorial ceremony will be held. For more information, 610-444-3810.

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