Event Calendar

Feb 18 @ 11:00 am
An all-bear variety show. Come see a dozen bears — from the life-size Mama Bear puppet to the teddy bear marionette — sing, dance and tell stories. Performed by Kraig Kensinger, puppeteer. Two showtimes: 11 … Continued
Puppetry Arts Institute
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The rivalry returns … on ice! The men’s hockey clubs from the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas drop the puck on their longtime rivalry Thursday, February 23 at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Wear … Continued
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Back by popular demand to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum — trivia night! Complimentary beverages, mental aerobics and laughter for all. The theme will be civil rights, the questions will come from traditional categories, … Continued
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the Truman Library Institute for a free public program featuring author, director, musician and award-winning actor Gary Sinise in conversation with David Von Drehle, columnist for The Washington Post. The role of Lieutenant Dan in … Continued
Unity Temple on the Plaza
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Vaile Society’s Antique Appraisal Fair will be Saturday, March 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $10 and includes two item appraisals. Pay at the door. There will be 4-5 antique dealers on … Continued
Vaile Mansion
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Visit the Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Rd., on the first Saturday of each month December through April for a winter farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon. Local farmers and crafters will have … Continued
Independence Uptown Market
Independence’s own Puppetry Arts Institute presents the “Cavalcade of Stars,” an old-time variety entertainment show and fundraiser featuring performers Bob Abdou, a nationally known comedy ventriloquist, Beth Byrd, a Kansas City-based mime and physical theatre artist, … Continued
Roger T. Sermon Center
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am
Comedian ventriloquist Mr. Puppet, also known as Bob Abdou, is coming to the Puppetry Arts Institute for one show only on March 16. Admission is $6 per person (age 2 and under free) and seats may … Continued
Puppetry Arts Institute
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Compassion International presents Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour, with very special guests Zach Williams and Austin French. Casting Crowns will be performing songs from their new album “Only Jesus,” along with many of your favorite … Continued
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, … Continued
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
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 … Continued
Vaile Mansion
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Visit the Independence Uptown Market, 211 W. Truman Rd., on the first Saturday of each month December through April for a winter farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon. Local farmers and crafters will have … Continued
Independence Uptown Market
About 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 … Continued
Waterfall Park
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
A celebration of plants. The Uptown Garden Faire is more than just a garden market. Events include an Arbor Day celebration with Smokey Bear, demonstrations on hypertufa, concrete leaf making, fire pit building, fairy gardens and … Continued
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 … Continued
Independence Uptown Market
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
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
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