Greater Andover Days is a long time tradition for the Andover community. This 4 day event that began in 1967 and continues to run strong today. This event is held the last Thursday of September through Sunday. Most events are held at Central Park, unless otherwise specified. This event features:
THURSDAY: School Concerts, Food Court, First Aid and Carnival at Central Park on Thursday evening
FRIDAY: Tailgate Party, Cornhole Tournament, Concert, Family Bingo (Andover Senior Center) and Carnival on Friday evening
SATURDAY: 5K Fun Run (13th St. Park), Country Breakfast (Andover Senior Center), Donuts & Coffee (Timbuktu), Fall Festival (St. Vincent de Paul) Parade (lineup at Middle School), Business & Craft Expo, KidFest, Car Show, Pet Show, Hotdog eating contest, Fishing Clinic, Watermelon Contest, Turtle Races, Ice Cream Social, Concert, Beer Garden
SUNDAY: Andover Community Service and Carnival on Sunday
For more information contact the City of Andover at 316-733-1303 or visit their website at www.andoverks.com
The Concert in the Park series falls each year on the third Saturday in June.
The Andover Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and BOB-FM brings a ROCKIN Concert to Central Park! In 2013, Richard Marx thrilled approximately 4,500 fans and in 2014 the Little River Band and Natalie Stovall and the Drive entertained nearly three times that many fans! In 2015 Diamond Rio and Restless Heart entertained 16,000-18,000. In 2016, the CVB began charging for the concert and despite a thunderstorm, Rick Springfield performed with special guests Night Ranger and The Romantics in front of 7,000-10,000 dedicated fans.
Performers for the 2017 5th annual event will be announced soon. Ticket information for 2017 will be released when it becomes available.
In addition to the concert, various food vendors will be onsite at the event. Gates will open at 5 p.m. so concert attendees can come out early, stake out their spot on the lawn and have dinner while waiting for the show to begin at 7. Fireworks will follow the show. For safety reasons, coolers are not allowed at the concert. The Andover CVB hosts thus summer outdoor event due to plans to build a permanent outdoor amphitheater in Central Park.
The Andover Convention and Visitors Bureau is funded through hotel guest taxes, received through the two local hotels: Days Inn and Holiday Inn Express. Andover general fund tax dollars are not used to pay for the event.