Special Events

2021 Events

Summer Band Concert Series: Thursdays, June 10 - July 29, 2021, from 7 - 9 pm and
Wednesdays, June 16 & June 23, 2021, from 7 - 8:30 pm at the Town Square Bandstand (Concert on 7/1 will be at Elmwood Park)
Enjoy a leisurely summer evening and listen to some live music. Bring your own chair or blanket. Refreshments will be available from a variety of vendors. Check the calendar to find band and food information. Thursday rain location: Kiwanis Pavilion; Wednesday rain location: Civic Center.

City-Wide Garage Sale: Thursday - Saturday, June 24 - 26, 2021 from 9 am - 4 pm Thursday & Friday and 9 am - 2 pm Saturday at Independence homes.
Join your neighbors and participate in our first-ever city-wide garage sale! A map and list of addresses with participation dates and sale items are available. Paper copies may be picked up at the Civic Center.
2021 City-Wide Garage Sale LIST
2021 City-Wide Garage Sale MAP

Home Days: Friday, August 6, 2021, 6 - 11 pm and Saturday, August 7, 2021, Noon - 11 pm
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.  All events will be held at Elmwood Park. Learn more.

Fall Fest & Clambake: Sunday, September 26, 2021, 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.

TENTATIVE Veterans Day Celebration: Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 11:30, am - 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.

TENTATIVE Holiday Fest: Sunday, December 5, 2021, 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 9, 2021, 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.

2022 Events

Memorial Day Service: Monday, May 30, 2022, at 9:30 am on the Town Square
Join your friends and neighbors for services to honor those of the Armed Forces.