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upcoming EVENTS

Toughest Monster Truck Tour @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 30 @ 9:00 pm

March 29 & 30, 2019, the Toughest Monster Truck Tour will return to the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena with three performances:  Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

Last year, Missouri’s own Bigfoot came back with a vengeance after losing the Tour Championship to rival Snake Bite the year before. The competition was tough at all events in 2018, with less than 10 points separating Bigfoot and second place winner Quad Chaos going into the Championship Weekend in Grand Forks, North Dakota. But Bigfoot stayed the course and won.

In 2019, the competition will be more fierce than ever, with Quad Chaos looking to redeem himself, 2017 Champion Snake Bite vowing to take back the title, and the rest of the field looking to make an upset.

In addition to the monster truck action, thrilling side acts will be featured. It may be freestyle motocross, a car-eating, fire-breathing mechanical dinosaur or battling intergalactic robots.


Spring Tea with Jane Austen @ Vaile Mansion
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Vaile Victorian Mansion is excited to present it’s annual Spring Tea with Jane Austen. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with “Jane” and learn about some of the social customs during her lifetime. Victorian collections will also be on display throughout the home, and the gift shop will be open for your enjoyment.

Tables seat four and seating is limited. Interested parties are asking to make a reservation as soon as possible. Reservations can be made by sending a check payable to the Vaile Victorian Society for $50 per person to Waunita Moore, 17800 E. 30th St. S., Independence, MO, 64057. Please include your name and phone number and whether you wish to be seated with someone at your table.


Harry’s Hop ‘n’ Hunt @ Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
Apr 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Harry’s Hop ‘n’ Hunt brings a timeless White House Easter tradition to Harry Truman’s hometown. The highlight of the event is a White House-style egg roll race and egg hunts on the expansive Truman Library lawn – plus games and activities, live music, story times, a car parade and special guest appearances.

Harry’s Hop ‘n’ Hunt 2019


8th Annual Independence Park Trot 5K Run/Walk @ Waterfall Park
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am


Get ready to run! The 8th annual Independence Park Trot 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Whether you’re an avid runner or a first-time 5K participant, the Independence Park Trot is a great way to start or continue an active lifestyle.

Registration for this free run/walk event opens January 1, 2019 at

Chip-timing will be offered to all participants who register online by Sunday, April 14.

For full details, go to



Cherry Blossom Festival @ Independence Uptown Market
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual spring event to celebrate Japanese culture in the Midwest. The festival also celebrates the City of Independence’s longstanding relationship with our sister city of Higashimurayama, Japan. Join us on Sunday, April 28 at the new Uptown Market in Independence from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for shopping, music and dance performances, cultural presentations, food and fun!


2019 Cherry Blossom Festival flyer
Travis Tritt and The Charlie Daniels Band Outlaws & Renegades Tour @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
May 25 @ 7:00 pm

Travis Tritt and The Charlie Daniels Band Outlaws and Renegades Tour, with special guest The Cadillac Three, comes to the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena for a Memorial Day weekend bash.

Tickets on sale now!

Concert presented by Country 94.1 KFKF

Doors: 6 p.m.
Showtime: 7 p.m.



Strawberry Festival @ Vaile Mansion
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

At the annual Strawberry Festival, enjoy free admission to the Vaile Mansion grounds, where 100 craft and antique dealers will set up shop for the day. Enjoy strawberry treats offered by the Vaile Society, as well as music, entertainment, antiques, crafts, ice cream, beverages and a children’s corner.  Step inside the Vaile for a mansion tours will, also available and priced at $6 for adults and $3 for children. 


Juice WRLD’s Death Race For Love Tour @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Juice WRLD’S A Death Race For Love Tour, with co-host Ski Mask The Slump God and Lyrical Lemonade All-Stars, will be making a stop at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena on Sunday, June 2.

Following the release of his new single, “Robbery,” and accompanying Cole Bennett video, Chicago artist Juice WRLD has announced his upcoming North American tour.

Born Jarad Higgins, Juice WRLD got his start by shunning major streaming services and building a major following on Soundcloud. Within weeks of the February 2018 premiere of his video for “All Girls Are the Same,” he scored a deal with Interscope Records.

Soon after the signing, Juice WRLD made his debut with Goodbye & Good Riddance and drew critical acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, who called it “one of the year’s most effective hip-hop releases.”

Juice WRLD also completed his sold-out, debut headlining tour of North America in 2018 and is set to make his Coachella debut this year.


Juice WRLD A Death Race for Love
Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep Tour @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm

96.5 The Buzz presents Billie Eilish live at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena with special guest Denzel Curry.

Doors: 6:30 p.m. Showtime: 7:30 p.m.

Each ticket purchased online comes with a physical copy of Billie’s forthcoming album, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?,” out March 29.


When We All Fall Asleep World Tour
Breakfast and Blooms @ Bingham-Waggoner Estate
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy breakfast on the grounds of the historic Bingham-Waggoner Estate followed by presentations by the experts at two local nurseries.

  • Catered breakfast served on the grounds of the beautiful Bingham-Waggoner Estate.
  • Music provided by the American Legion Band’s Wind Ensemble.
  • Local nursery presentations
    • Farrand Farms – 10:00 to 10:45.
      • Marion Morris to demonstrate planting butterfly gardens.
    • Missouri Wildflowers Nursery – 11:00 to 11:45.
      • Mervin Wallace to demonstrate planting a prairie garden.
    • Both nurseries will have plants and products for sale after their presentations.
  • Tour of the Bingham-Waggoner Estate is included in the ticket price.

Tickets for this event are $20 each

Reservations are required. Call 816-461-3491.


Bingham-Waggoner Estate