Special Events

Community Services Department

2022 Community Services Department Events
 
Remembrance Celebration: Thursday, December 8, 2022, 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 Community Services Department Events

Elmwood Park Bunny Trail: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 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, 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. 

Summer Concert Series & Friday Farmers Markets: Fridays, June 9 - July 28, 2023 at the Town Square Bandstand 
Farmers Markets: 5 - 8 pm Concerts: 7 - 9 pm
Bonus Community Band Concerts: Wednesdays, June 21 & June 28, 2023, 7 - 8:30 pm 
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy some live outdoor music. Food will be available for purchase. Check the Summer Concerts page to find band and food information. Rain Location: Civic Center. 

Farmers Markets: Fridays, June 9 - July 28, 2023, 5 - 8 pm on the Town Square and Sundays, July 9 - September 17, 223, 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, and more! In case of inclement weather, the market will close.

City-Wide Garage Sale:
Thursday - Saturday, June 22 - 24, 2023, 9 am - 4 pm Thursday & Friday and 9 am - 2 pm Saturday at I
ndependence homes.
Join your neighbors and participate in our annual city-wide garage sale! 

Home Days: Friday, August 4, 2023, 6 - 11 pm and Saturday, August 5, 2023, 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 24, 2023, 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, magic shows, face painting, 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. More Information


Health & Wellness Fair: Friday, October 13, 2023, 9 am - 12 pm at the Civic Center
Make your health and wellness a priority! Participate in this year's activities and take steps toward a healthier lifestyle. FREE admission, health screenings, and raffle!

Veterans Day Program: Friday, November 3, 2023, Noon 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. 

Community Craft Fair: Sunday, Date TBD, 2023,10 am - 2 pm at the Civic Center
Shop local artisan vendors selling handmade art, crafts, bath products, jewelry, woodworks, unique gifts, and much more! Free admission and parking. More Information