City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events

AprilMay 2015June

Dates highlighted in red denote a scheduled event


Independence Farmers' Market

Open every Saturday May-October (except Saturday, September 5) from 6 am - 1 pm. 

Northwest corner of West Walnut Street and South Liberty Street


Jumping Off

1:00 - 3:00 pm  Regular museum admission rates.  Come to the museum to prepare for your epic six month journey to Oregon!  Using a special trail guide provided as you begin, you will learn about what route you will take, investigate art to discover something about the "jumping off towns," identify items in the General Store and finally pack a wagon with a Museum Educator as your guide!  This is a wonderful way for families to discover a part of the history of westward expansion.  Great Family event.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


Woodlawn Cemetery Military Marker and Soldiers Walking Tour

The secrets of Woodlawn Cemetery are unveiled as our tour guide talks about military markers and keys to unlocking genealogical treasures in the cemetery. Also learn about some of the famous and infamous Civil War soldiers buried at Woodlawn. This is a free walking tour - Rain or Shine! Tour begins at 10 a.m. for approximately 2 hours. Meet at the Sexton's cottage near the Noland Road entrance.

Woodlawn Cemetery, 701 S. Noland Road