City of Independence, Missouri

Calendar of Events




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Dates highlighted in red denote a scheduled event


12/1/2018

Mayor's Christmas Carnival

Celebrate the season from 9 a.m. - Noon with this annual free holiday event hosted by the Independence Parks/Recreation/Tourism Department. Join Mayor Eileen Weir as we enjoy a variety of games and activities. Balloon creations, popular carnival games, face painting and other surprises await you. Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and will receive a bag of treats. Bring your camera if you would like a picture with Santa. Free.

Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion (SE Corner of Truman & Noland Rd.)


12/3/2018

City Council Meeting

The City Council will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/4/2018

Heritage Commission Meeting

The Heritage Commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers.


12/4/2018

KENO Bingo at Palmer 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 12/4 at 12:30 p.m.
Win prizes playing this fun game that looks like
PO·KE·NO®. It’s played like bingo with a fun poker twist. Co-sponsored with Independence Manor Care Center.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


12/7/2018

Seniors' Christmas Celebration 11:00 to 2:00

Doors open at 10am)
*Photo with Santa * Lunch *Door prizes *Entertainment * Cocoa Bar with giveaway (limited to the first 50)
Tickets are $5 On sale November 1st

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


12/8/2018

Night before Christmas at the Museum

Saturday December 8, 2:00-4:00PM
National Frontier Trails Museum

Come to the National Frontier Trails Museum for an afternoon of holiday fun. Children can listen to the classic “The Night before Christmas” story, complete with a visit from St. Nicholas, and participate in themed Christmas crafts. Admission is just $2/person and includes museum admission. Sponsored by the Friends of the National Frontier Trails Museum.

National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific


12/9/2018

Uptown Flea Market (Dec)

Uptown Flea Market is the 2nd Sunday of the month at the new Independence Uptown Market. Rain or Shine. 7am - 2pm. Call 816.325.7397 for more information.

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


12/10/2018

City Council Study Session

The City Council will meet for a Study Session at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/11/2018

Planning Commission Meeting

The Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/12/2018

15th Annual Winter Soltice Torch Lit Hike

Join us for this family favorite seasonal program. More details coming soon.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


12/12/2018

Afternoon Dance at Palmer 1:00

60+ AFTERNOON DANCES
Wednesday, December 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m. $4
Dance to the music of the Michael Lawrence Group! Bring store bought foods without potentially contaminating ingredients, a dish to put it in and we’ll provide beverages.

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


12/13/2018

Fall Make N' Take Workshop

6:30-8pm - Thursday - December 13 - Wine Bottle Snowmen $15 per class. Preregistration required. 816.325.7843.

Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Road


12/14/2018

Discovering the Art in You at Palmer Center

Friday, 12/14 at 10:30 a.m.
Do you love art? Would you like to learn about different styles of art? We will explore a variety techniques and easy tricks to creating some awesome artwork. All skill levels are welcome. Instructor: Sharon Propst

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.


12/17/2018

City Council Study Session

The City Council will meet for a Study Session at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/17/2018

TECH TALK at Palmer Center at 10:30 a.m.

Mondays 12/17 at 10:30 a.m.
Whether you are new to technology or have plenty of
experience, a staff member from Mid-Continent Public
Library will be here to answer any questions you have. A
different topic is covered each month. Come by and have
fun learning about technology.


12/20/2018

Board of Adjustment Meeting

The Board of Adjustment will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/21/2018

Full Moon Hike at George Owens Nature Park (Dec)

Hike: 5-6 p.m. - Long Night Moon rises at 4:22 p.m. Join park staff on this moon lit hike to learn about the park at night. Please, no light-up shoes. This hike will be on paved trails in the park accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. These hikes do fill up, so reserve your spot early. Each hike is limited to 15 participants. Reserve your spot by calling 816.325.7115

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


12/24/2018
– 12/25/2018

Christmas Holiday

City offices will be closed to observe the Christmas holiday.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/25/2018

Christmas Day

City Offices Closed.

City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Ground Floor


12/31/2018

New Year's Eve Celebrations at Palmer Center

Monday, December 31st at 10:45 a.m.
Come celebrate the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019

Palmer Center, 218A N. Pleasant St.