Special Events

2020 Events

See upcoming events below, and click here to register online

Irish Fest: Sunday, March 8th, 2020 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.

CANCELLED: National Day of Prayer Luncheon: Thursday, May 7th, 2020 
(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. 

CANCELLED: Annual Health Fair: Friday, May 8th, 2020 from 9 am - Noon
Local vendors provide FREE health care advice, wellness information, and promotions. 

Memorial Day Services & Parade: Monday, May 25th, 2020 from 9 am on the Town Square
Join your friends and neighbors for services to honor those of the Armed Forces.

Summer Band Concert Series: Thursdays, July 2nd - July 30th, 2020 from 7 - 8:30 pm at the Town Square Bandstand
Enjoy a leisurely summer evening and listen to some live music. Bring your own chair or blanket. Rain Location: Kiwanis Pavilion - call 216-524-7373 to confirm.

CANCELLED: Independence Day Celebration: Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at 7 pm. Fireworks at Dark. (Rain Date: Monday, July 6th, 2020) 
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!

CANCELLED: 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 and drinks are provided by city organizations. All events held at Public Square. Learn more.

-Friday, August 7th, 2020, 6 - 11 pm
-Saturday, August 8th, 2020, Noon - 11 pm
-Parade begins at Noon on Saturday, August 8th!


Fall Fest & Clambake: Sunday, September 27th, 2020 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 5th, 2020 from Noon - 2 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 6th, 2020 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 10th, 2020 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.

For More Information Contact the Community Services Department at 216-524-7373.

More details about these events can be viewed in the Community Spotlight.