At Overland Park festival, Johnson Countians gather for fall fun, live music

The parade made its way down Santa Fe Drive in downtown Overland Park. All photos by Andrew Poland.
The parade made its way down Santa Fe Drive in downtown Overland Park. All photos by Andrew Poland.

The temperature may have been a bit higher than expected for a fall affair, but it was hard to argue with the setting for Saturday’s Overland Park Fall Festival.

Thousands of people from across the county lined the sidewalks of downtown Overland Park Saturday as the parade made its way down Santa Fe Drive. Marching bands from area high schools, including SM East and SM North, helped add a festive touch to the parade…:

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…which also featured local elected officials, like Mayor Carl Gerlach…:

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…and Rep. Kevin Yoder:

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The parade was just the start of the celebration, however, as live bands under the clock tower and in the bandstand gazebo at nearby Santa Fe Commons Park kept crowds entertained throughout the day:

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The festival also included a classic car show, kids activities. And, of course, lots of food:

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A big thank you to Andrew Poland for shooting this great event.