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Upcoming Events in Independence Missouri


February

8 - 9 Calico Cut-Ups Annual Quilt Show - Demonstrations daily. Tickets for an Opportunity basket sold each day. Tickets on sale for the Opportunity Quilt which will be awarded at 3:45 on Saturday. Lots of Vendors. Snack bar will be open for lunch. 10 to 4 daily.

Address: Salvation Army Community Center, 14700 E. Truman Rd. , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-461-1778 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: NO ADMISSION CHARGE

March

16 Vaile Mansion Tea Party/Fashion Show - Victorian tea party and informal modeling of vintage clothing. Tasty tidbits and musical interludes will be provided. 1 PM to 3 PM.

Address: Vail Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty St. , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-325-7111 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vailemansion.org
Fee: $20.00

17 KC Mavericks, Racing Appreciation Day! - It is our Annual Racing Appreciation Day located at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Missouri. We are having a Car Show display of all Classic Cars, Sports Cars, and bikes etc. from Noon-3 p.m. Then, our hockey team faces off vs the Quad City Mallards at 4:05 p.m. We hope to have a great turnout kicking off the racing season and seeing the Mavs win!

Address: 19100 E Valley View Parkway , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-777-0054 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: zhildreth@kcmavericks.com
Web: kcmavericks.com/home/
Fee: The only fee for attending is our Hockey game ticket rates.

April

13 Annual Flower & Garden Festival - Yard-and garden-related items for sale from booths, combined with City's Arbor Day activities.

Address: Historic Independence Square, 112 W. Lexington. , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-252-0608. (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.

May

30 Truman Birthday Celebration at the Truman Library - Library opens at 8 a.m. with wreathlaying at 9 a.m., birthday cake from 1:30 until its gone, children's puppet show("Hats Off to Harry") at 2 p.m., and President Truman in attendance from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Address: Truman Presidential Museum & Library, 500 W. 24 Highway , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 800-833-1225 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.trumanlibrary.org/
Fee: $1 admission all day

June

25 Strawberry Festival at Vaile Mansion - Antiques, crafts, carriage rides, vintage cars, music, entertainment, food, ice cream and strawberry treats.

Address: Vail Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty St. , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-229-8293 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vailemansion.org
Fee: Free. $5.00 to tour mansion.

25 Annual Pontiac Tribute Day - Gathering of Pontiac enthusiasts coming together to celebrate the different models of Pontiacs since June of 2010 when GM closed that division.

Address: 19900 E Jackson Dr. , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 913-709-4908 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 816-632-4406
Email: sy223@aol.com
Web: www.kcarrowheads.com
Fee: Free

8 Annual Rumble 4 Kids - FEATURES: 1ST, 2ND, 3RD Place Trophies - Goody Bags–First 50 Entries - Raffle & Silent Auction - 50/50 Raffle - Door Prizes All Day! - Concessions Available!

SPECIAL AWARDS: Participant judged Best of Show, Best Interior, Best Engine, Best GM, Best Mopar, Best Ford.

Pre Registration $15.00 (Must be postmarked by June 1st) Online registration available. Day of Show Registration, $20.00.
For More Information Contact: Jeanne Rollins (816)-257-1338, Megan Dykeman rumble4kids@gmail.com

RUMBLE CLASSES
1 1900-1950 Original
2 1951-1970 Original
3 1971-1985 Original
4 1986-1998 Original
5 1999-2012 Original
6 1928-1950 Street Rod
7 1951-1965 Street Rod
8 1966-1980 Street Rod/custom
9 1981-2012 Street Rod/custom
10 Trucks
11 Corvettes
12 Special Interest
13 Motorcycles
14 Tractors

Address: 2210 S State Route 291 Independence MO 64057 , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-257-1338 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: rumble4kids@gmail.com
Web: www.rumble4kids.webs.com
Fee: Spectators FREE, Entrants $20.00

15 Pre WWII Ford Concours D'Elegance Car Show - The Vaile Mansion and HOA Model "A" Ford Club are hosting a car show, featuring a display of 1093 to 1940 Fords on the grounds of the elegant Vaile Mansion. Prizes given for best era fashions for men and women, open cars, commercial vehicles, sedans, coupes and best overall display. 10 a.m. to 3 .p.m .

Address: 1500 N. Liberty , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-229-7223 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

July

1 - 3 Celebrate Your Independence - Activities on Independence Square include:
July 1 - Sidewalk sales, live music, moonlight movies.
July 2 - Happy Hours, Bowling, Sidewalk sales continue.
July 3 - 9 a.m. Children's parade, Free face painting at Pharaoh parking lot 10 a.m.-noon by Primary Colors Gallery; Gilbert Whitney, 104 N. Liberty, cookie decorating 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; "Grill Secrets to Success: 1-2 p.m. Free by Executive Chef, Marshall Roth; in Pharaoh parking lot, UpDog Exrpess Cart; watermelon seed contest 11 a.m. Winner wins "Square Packet "( 4 movie passes, $20 gift card, free bowling pass and more); and pie eating contest 11:30 a.m., also wins "Square Packet".

Enjoy a huge fireworks display at the Mormon Visitors Center beginning at dusk (approx (9:15 p.m.) on July 3rd, after an 8:30 p.m. concert by the Spirit of Independence Concert Band. Mormon Visitors Center, 937 W. Walnut

Address: Historic Independence Square, Main, Lexington, Liberty & Maple , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-325-7860 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.newindependencesquare.com
Fee: Free

6 Bingham-Waggoner Antique & Craft Fair - Antiques, crafts, food, and music from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Estate will host more than 125 antique dealers and crafters on the grounds, with outstanding collectibles available for purchase. Door prize drawing every hour. Concession stands will provide tasty treats. Tours of the home available from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for a small fee.

Address: Bingham-Waggoner Estate, 313 W. Pacific , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-461-3491 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bwestate.org
Fee: Free, house tour fee of $5 adults, $4.50 seniors and $2 children 6-16.

20 Vendor / Craft Show - Come enjoy a day of shopping in the air conditioning. Plus access to A Wonderful Food Bar. 9AM - 3PM.

Currently Participating:

AVON
Barb's Bath
Baskets - Pam Watson
Beauti Control
Conner Wood Crafts
Cooper Creations
Discovery Toys
Handmade Jewelry
Homemade Hair Accessories
Jessie's Jewelry
Just Jewelry
Kay and Girls Crafts
Mom and Me Crafts
MAMMA LIZZIE
Premier Jewelry
Pottery - Ron & Grace Humphrey
Pampered Chef
Scentsy - Jennifer Cates
SendOutCards
Shindy & Co
Soap Mom
Stampin Up
The Bag Lady
TJS Sparkles
Two Tomatoes and a Pea
Young's Crochet/Fashion

Address: 13801 E 42nd Terrace South , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-478-9100 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: roberta.riddle65@gmail.com
Fee: FREE to the Public

August

3 Corvette Show on the Square - CCA Corvette Show on the Square. See over 200 cars, from the original 1953 model to modern Corvettes. Proceeds benefit Camp Quality for kids with cancer.

Silent auction, raffle, vendors, door prizes. 8 a.m. to 3 pm .

Address: Historic Independence Square, 112 W. Lexington , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-453-0461 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free for spectators

23 - 26 Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival - This premier annual festival on historic Independence Square features more than 400 crafters/vendors and more than 100 food booths, free local and nationally known country western music on a community stage, gospel stage and headliner stage, a midway carnival and old fashioned contests like watermelon seed spitting, ice cream eating and rootbeer chugging.

Address: Historic Independence Square, 112 W. Lexington. , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-252-4745 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.santacaligon.com
Fee: FREE except carnival

October

20 The Annual Just Minxy Productions CAR, TRUCK, & BIKE SHOW - 8 CLASSES: Street Rod, Custom Lowrider, Hot Rod, Classic,Truck, Race Car, Drag Car, Motorcycle
3 Ways to Enter: Online, By Phone, In-Person
HUGE CUSTOM TROPHIES for 1st - 2nd place winners in all categories!
Entry fee lets us award over 18 CUSTOM Trophies, have FREE activities for all the children, & award side prizes for each class!
People’s Choice Award for over all best car & overall best bike (chosen by fan votes)
Bonus Prizes will be awarded each class!
Special Guest: The JMP Calendar Girls!
$20 to enter call
for info!

Address: Independence Center Mall 18813 E 39th St S Independence, MO 64057 , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-756-4089 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@justminxyproductions.com
Web: www.justminxyproductions.com
Fee: 5.00

November

2 Annual Messiah Performance - Start your holiday in style. Hear the 300-voice choir sing the beloved Messiah that tells of the wonderful Christmas story.

Address: Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut. , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-521-3045. (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10-$25.

9 Holiday Open House and Lighting of Independence Square Courthouse - The festivities will begin with the arrival of jolly old St. Nick himself in a horse drawn sleigh. The rest of the day will include school choirs, a performance by the Missouri Town Village Dancers and visits with Santa. The shops of the Square have decorated their windows for the Holidays and will add to the celebration by opening their doors for the annual Holiday Open House. The shops will have special treats and displays to add to the festive air. The culmination of the day will be the lighting of the tree (and Square!) at 5:57pm followed by a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Address: Historic Square Courthouse, 112 W. Lexington. , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-461-0065 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.independencesquare.com
Fee: Free.

22 - 25 Spirit Of Christmas Past - Tour three historic homes decorated for the holidays: Bingham-Waggoner, Vaile Mansion, 1859 Jail and Marshall's Home. Friday after Thanksgiving through December. 10:00AM to 4:00PM (Mon. thru Sat.) ~ 1:00PM to 4:00PM (Sun.) Closed December 23-25.

Address: B/W 313 W. Pacific Ave.; Vaile 1500 N. Liberty; Jail 217 N. Main. , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-325-7111 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bwestate.org
Fee: Adults - $5.00 Youth 6 to 16 - $2.00

22 - 25 Vaile Victorian Christmas Tour - Elegant Victorian Christmas will honor yuletides past with profusions of garlands, ribbons, fruit and flowers. Friday after Thanksgiving through December. Closed December 23-25. 10:00AM to 4:00PM (Mon. thru Sat.) ~ 1:00PM to 4:00PM (Sun.)

Address: Vail Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty St. , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-325-7111 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vailemansion.org
Fee: $5.00 for adults

22 - 25 Holiday Lighting - Thousands of lights, festive decorations with opening ceremony the weekend after Thanksgiving through December. Elder Steve Nelson Director.

Address: 937 W. Walnut, Mormon Visitors Center , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-836-3466 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: vcindepend@ldschurch.org
Web: www.mormon.org
Fee: Free

December

25 Celebration of Trees - Celebrate Christmas by viewing four 8-ft. trees and one 18-ft. tree all decorated in international themes of peace.

Address: Community of Christ World Headquarters, 1001 W. Walnut. , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-521-3045 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free.

25 Holiday Lighting - Thousands of lights, festive decorations with opening ceremony the weekend after Thanksgiving through December. Elder Steve Nelson Director.

Address: Mormon Independence Visitors Center, 937 W Walnut , Independence, Missouri
Ph: 816-836-3466 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: vcindepend@ldschurch.org
Web: mormon.org
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Harry S. Truman Courtroom and Office

Restored office courtroom used by Truman while gresiding judge of county court in 1930s. Sound and light show, "The Man from Independence," on Truman'

Independence, MO Museums

Mormon Visitors Center

Learn about the key roles Mormons played in the early and tempestuous history of Independence. See rare artifacts, exhibits and artwork documenting the history and belief of the Saints. Of particular note is a two story mural entitled "The Second Coming of Jesus Christ."

Independence, MO Museums

Cool Crest Family Fun Center

The 7,000 sq. ft. arcade features video games and more for the whole family. Four beautiful 18

Independence, MO Recreation

Truman Presidential Museum and Library

Multimedia and interactive exhibits on Truman Presidency. Artifacts and materials from Truman Administration. Oval Ofice reproduction. White House gallery. President and Mrs. Truman's gravesites in courtyard. Film on Truman presidency by award winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim. Children'

Independence, MO Museums

Vaile Victorian Mansion

Recognized as one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the US, this opulent 1881 estate boasted coveniences such as flushing toilets, a built in 6,000 gallon water tank and a 48,000 gallon wine celler. This 31-room mansion includes 9

Independence, MO Museums

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