Programs and Events

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Dates highlighted in red denote a scheduled event


Independence Park Commission

The Independence Park Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2023.

Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple


World Wetland Day

1pm Learn about wetlands on World Wetland Day. We will talk about wetlands as an ecosystem and the animals that use these areas, along with how George Owens Nature Park collects rainwater and snow melt! Call (816) 325-7115 for more information.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.


Powerpalooza - A Family Fun Carnival

Saturday, February 4th
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Game Tickets are 3 for $1.00

An indoor carnival that is fun for all ages! Carnival games, concessions, learning opportunities, entertainment and interactions from The Puppetry Arts Institute, jugglers, and more.

A fundraiser hosted by the Powerhouse Theatre Foundation, in cooperation with the City of Independence Parks/Recreation/Tourism.

For additional information to volunteer or to sponsor a carnival booth, please call (816)325-7367 and leave a message with Option #2.

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


IEC CID Board Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Independence Events Center Community Improvement District will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

Virtual Meeting


Let's Love Bugs!

1pm Learn to love bugs for Valentine's weekend! We will talk about different kinds of insects, arachnids and everything creepy crawly. Learn why insects are important and how they stack up in our natural world. Reserve your spot by calling (816) 325-7115.

George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.