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: 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 summer Concert in the Park series stemmed from the desire of the Andover Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) to build a permanent outdoor amphitheater in Central Park. The CVB decided in late 2012 the best way to gauge interest in the project would be to host free summer concerts. With the huge resulting success, the CVB decided to move along with the project. The Amphitheater will serve the community by hosting everything from small events, such as band and theatre performances, to the Concert in the Park and Greater Andover Days. The Amphitheater will also be available to rent for private events like weddings and family reunions.
The design for the municipal Amphitheater was put together by the Andover Amphitheater Design Committee working closely with LK Architecture to finalize the plans. Members on the design committee represented Andover from a variety of backgrounds, including members from City Council, City Hall, CVB, and the Andover community.