Special Events

2022 Events

Summer Band Concert Series: Fridays, June 10 - July 29, 2022 (excluding July 1) from 7 - 9 pm and Wednesdays, June 22 & June 29, 2022, from 7 - 8:30 pm at the Town Square Bandstand 
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy some live outdoor music. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Check the Summer Concerts page to find band and food information. Rain Location: Civic Center. Our NEW Friday Night Farmers Market will be on the square from 5 - 8 pm. 

Farmers Markets:
Fridays, June 10 - July 29, 2022 (excluding July 1) from 5 - 8 pm on the Town Square and Sundays, July 10 - September 18 from 9 am - 1 pm on the former Middle School site.
Shop local! Choose from a variety of fresh produce, local honey, from-scratch bakery, handmade soaps, fresh-cut flowers, fair trade coffee, and more! In case of inclement weather, the market will close.


Home Days: Friday, August 5, 2022, 6 - 11 pm and Saturday, August 6, 2022, Noon - 11 pm at Elmwood Park
An annual event for the City of Independence to share in the celebration of our community. There are many wonderful activities such as carnival rides, games, contests, live entertainment, food, and dancing. More Information


Fall Fest & Clambake: Sunday, September 25, 2022, 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 hayride, a 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: Friday, November 4, 2022, from Noon - 2 pm at the Civic Center
The Mayor extends a special invitation to our residents who are Veterans or serving in the Armed Forces to join us for a luncheon in their honor.

Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 3, 2022, time TBD at Elmwood Park
Join us as we brighten the park and town with colorful Christmas lights! Enjoy holiday treats, photo-ops, and a visit with Santa himself! 

Remembrance Celebration: Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 6 - 8 pm at the Civic Center
An evening 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.

2023 Events

Elmwood Park Bunny Trail: Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 10 am - 1 pm at Elmwood Park
Bring your own Easter Basket and follow the Bunny Trail through the park making stops along the way! For residents 10 and under. Registration required

Memorial Day Services:
Monday, May 29, 2023, at 9:30 am on the Town Square
Service begins at the War Memorial. Procession to Maple Shade Cemetery and a graveside service will follow. After the services, join your friends and neighbors at Drug Mart to enjoy the sounds of the Independence High School Marching Band and a hotdog cookout. All cookout donations will benefit the I.H.S. Marching Band. 

City-Wide Garage Sale: Thursday - Saturday, June 22 - 24, 2023 from 9 am - 4 pm Thursday & Friday and 9 am - 2 pm Saturday at Independence homes.
Join your neighbors and participate in our annual city-wide garage sale! 2022 Map and Listing  
Paper copies may be picked up at the Civic Center.