Event Calendar

May 2 @ 10:00 am – May 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Roaming Center for Magnetic Alternatives is searching for a picture of LGBTQ+ life in the Midwest from 1977-2006. Explore a collection of more than 1,000 VHS tapes collected by RCMA or bring in your … Continued
Midwest Genealogy Center
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
As part of it’s celebration of Historic Preservation Month, the City of Independence presents “Restoration Revealed.” The 1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home, & Museum building is undergoing one of the most extensive restoration projects in its … Continued
1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home, & Museum
May 25 all-day
As part of it’s celebration of Historic Preservation Month, the City of Independence presents “Secrets of the Sites.” Take a free tour of the city’s historic sites in areas often closed to the public. See … Continued
Locations vary
May 25 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Local farmers and growers offer fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, honey and much more. There is also a wide array of crafts to choose from during your visit.  
Independence Uptown Market
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Independence Living History is an experiential history program that aims to bring our history back to life. Step back into the 1800s and discover historic Independence with a professional history interpreter as your guide. This … Continued
Multiple (see event description)
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 … Continued
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
KC Food Truck Face-Off showcases the next generation of Kansas City’s food truck scene. In this friendly food competition, you get to be the judge! Eat quarter-sized entrees from each of the competing food trucks, … Continued
Independence Chamber of Commerce
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Local farmers and growers offer fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, honey and much more. There is also a wide array of crafts to choose from during your visit.  
Independence Uptown Market
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 … Continued
Vaile Mansion
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Independence Living History is an experiential history program that aims to bring our history back to life. Step back into the 1800s and discover historic Independence with a professional history interpreter as your guide. This … Continued
Multiple (see event description)
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 … Continued
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Adam Sandler will be traveling across North America with his 100% Fresher tour this summer making a stop in Independence at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, Tuesday, June 4th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale … Continued
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Join actress Pippa White for the funny, frightening, inspiring, and true stories of seven immigrants who made their way through Ellis Island in the early part of the 20th Century.  
Midwest Genealogy Center
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 … Continued
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Jun 8 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Local farmers and growers offer fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, honey and much more. There is also a wide array of crafts to choose from during your visit.  
Independence Uptown Market
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Independence Living History is an experiential history program that aims to bring our history back to life. Step back into the 1800s and discover historic Independence with a professional history interpreter as your guide. This … Continued
Multiple (see event description)
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Calling vendors and bargain hunters alike. Come to downtown Independence for the Uptown Flea Market between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.on the second Sunday of each month, 12 months a year.    
Independence Uptown Market
In order to find genealogical records in a foreign county, you often need to know your ancestors hometown. Many 19th and 20th century records in the United States can give you clues to discovering your … Continued
Midwest Genealogy Center
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stroll through the historic Independence Square while sampling local and regional wine, brews and spirits. At check-in, guests receive a wristband, souvenir wine glass, wine tote and a list of pour locations. Must be 21 or … Continued
The Independence Square (GA check-in shown)
Jun 15 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Local farmers and growers offer fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, honey and much more. There is also a wide array of crafts to choose from during your visit.  
Independence Uptown Market
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Independence Living History is an experiential history program that aims to bring our history back to life. Step back into the 1800s and discover historic Independence with a professional history interpreter as your guide. This … Continued
Multiple (see event description)
Major Entertainment presents NBA Youngboy live in concert with Blac Youngsta and Quando Rondo on Saturday, June 15 at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. All ages show.  
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Local farmers and growers offer fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, honey and much more. There is also a wide array of crafts to choose from during your visit.  
Independence Uptown Market
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 … Continued
Bingham-Waggoner Estate
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Independence Living History is an experiential history program that aims to bring our history back to life. Step back into the 1800s and discover historic Independence with a professional history interpreter as your guide. This … Continued
Multiple (see event description)
Join the 1859 Jail Museum as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary as a museum! We will offer free admission and extend our normal operating hours.  
1859 Jail and Marshal's Home
Jun 29 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Local farmers and growers offer fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, honey and much more. There is also a wide array of crafts to choose from during your visit.  
Independence Uptown Market
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Celebrate family connections across the globe in a day-long party. Global Family Reunion is a live, worldwide family reunion, festival, fair, and genealogy convention created by bestselling author A.J. Jacobs. The Midwest Genealogy Center will … Continued
Midwest Genealogy Center
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Independence Living History is an experiential history program that aims to bring our history back to life. Step back into the 1800s and discover historic Independence with a professional history interpreter as your guide. This … Continued
Multiple (see event description)
The City of Independence’s annual Independence Day Celebration will once again take place on July 3 in partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Join us for a great night of … Continued
: Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pageant Grounds & Mormon Visitor Center