Irish Fest: Sunday, March 10th, 2019 from Noon - 4 pm at the Civic Center
The Civic Center is going green as we welcome talented Irish dancers, bagpipers, and Lucky the Leprechaun! Come enjoy food, crafts, and activities for the whole family.
National Day of Prayer Luncheon: Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
(See schedule in the March/April Community Spotlight and April Independence Post)
To coincide with the National Day of Prayer, many locations around town will have public prayer available to the community. Enjoy lunch and prayer with Independence clergy at the Civic Center.
Annual Health Fair: Friday, May 10th, 2019 from 9 am - Noon
Local vendors provide FREE
health care advice, wellness information, and promotions.
Memorial Day Services & Parade: Monday, May 27th, 2019 from 9-11 am on the Town Square
Join your friends and neighbors for services to honor those of the Armed Forces followed by a parade and music provided by the Independence High School Marching Band.
Summer Band Concert Series
Enjoy a leisurely summer evening and listen to some live music on Thursdays at the Bandstand next to Town Hall. Refreshments are available by various non-profit city organizations. Canned food donations are appreciated. Music starts at 7 pm. Concerts at the Town Square Bandstand (Rain Location: Kiwanis Pavilion or Civic Center - call 216-524-7373 to confirm)
- Thursday, June 6th, 2019: The Wayne Tomsic Combo
- Thursday, June 13th, 2019: The PopTarts
- Thursday, June 20th, 2019: Community Band
- Thursday, June 27th, 2019: Community Band
- Thursday, July 4th, 2019: NO CONCERT ON INDEPENDENCE DAY
- Thursday, July 11th, 2019: Tyler Lisowski
- Thursday, July 18th, 2019: Tom Todd
- Thursday, July 25th, 2019: Logan Wells and Patti Ann, Variety Music
Independence Day Celebration: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at Dark (Rain Date: Friday, July 5th, 2019)
Join friends, neighbors, and family to view a spectacular Fireworks display at Elmwood Park. There will be food and beverage booths as well as games to enjoy!
Home Days & Parade
An annual event for the City of Independence to share in the celebration of our community. There are many wonderful activities starting with the parade, carnival rides, games, contests, live entertainment, and dancing. A tasty variety of food & drinks are provided by city organizations. All events held at Public Square.
-Friday, August 2nd, 2019, 6-11 pm
-Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, Noon-11 pm
-Parade begins at Noon on Saturday, August 3rd!
Fall Fest & Clambake: Sunday, September 29th, 2019 from Noon - 4 pm at Elmwood Park
Independence families and their friends are invited to Elmwood Park to enjoy fun and festive activities with entertainment & dancing, a hay ride, car show, and much more! A variety of food & drinks provided by City organizations and a clambake (must be pre-ordered) will be available.
Veterans Day Celebration: Thursday, November 7th, 2019 from Noon - 3 pm at the Civic Center
The mayor extends a special invitation to our residents that are Veterans or serving in the Armed Forces to join us for a special program honoring them.
Holiday Fest: Sunday, December 8th, 2019 from Noon - 4 pm at the Civic Center
The Civic Center becomes a special place for Independence families and their friends to enjoy performances by local organizations, vendors with unique gifts for purchase, pictures with Santa, City sponsored kids' crafts, and delicious food.
Remembrance Celebration: Thursday, December 19th, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm at the Civic Center
A day to commemorate and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away. This non-denominational service includes music, readings, and the name of your loved one read aloud as you place a remembrance ornament on the tree.
For More Information Contact the Community Services Department at 216-524-7373.
More details about these events can be viewed in the Community Spotlight.