|274||Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit - Regional artists display work - sculpture, oils, acrylics, pencil, charcoal, and pottery. Wed-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1-4pm.
Address: Independence Historical Museum & Art Center, 123 N. 8th , Independence, Kansas
|14||William Inge Theatre Festival - Annual four-day celebration of America's finest playwrights and theatre artists, where Broadway's and Hollywood's brightest stars meet theatre lovers from across the country. Wed 2-10pm; Thu-Sat 9am-10pm.
Address: 1057 W College Ave, Independence Community College , Independence, Kansas
|8||Prairie Days Festival - Enjoy life on the prairie in the 1880's. Family entertainment on the prairie how Laura Ingalls Wilder remembers it. Complete with reenactments, demonstrations, wagon rides, entertainment and character contest. 10am-3pm. ALWAYS the second Saturday in June.
Address: 2507 County Rd 3000, Little House on the Prairie , Independence, Kansas
|27 - 13||Museum Quilt Show - Quilts owned by the museum will be on display.|
|4||Fourth of July Fireworks - Celebrate your Independence at with a fireworks show at dusk. Always on July 4th; rain date would be the following day.|
|26 - 29||Montgomery County 4-H Fair - Bring the whole family for a great day of fun and excitement. The 4H exhibits are wonderful, and a pleasure to see what the kids do with their projects. Lots of food, rides and entertainment. Commercial Vendors, Crafts, Designated Parking, Children's Entertainment, Entertainment Free, Food, Handicapped Access, Midway Rides, Music.
Address: Fairgrounds, 410 Peter Pan Road, Independence, KS 67301 , Independence, Kansas
|5||Street Dance - FREE Street Dance - Come to downtown Independence and enjoy great food, music, and dancing! This is a family friendly event, no alcohol allowed. The 100 block of West Myrtle will be blocked off for the evening. Put on your dancing shoes, bring your lawn chairs, and be ready to listen to some great music! Check out this link, www.amandacramermusic.com for a sneak peek of one of the artists that's going to be performing. Also, vending the event will be Chickhoovenswine BBQ Catering & Vending! Check out their website for a sneak peak at some great Kansas City style BBQ! www.bbqrules.com
Address: 100 Block W. Myrtle , Independence, Kansas
|5||Germanfest - Celebrating our German heritage with German music, German food, Kids area and hayrack rides. 4 - 11 P.M. Great family atmosphere.|
|18 - 26||Neewollah - The largest annual celebration in southeastern Kansas has come a long way since its beginning in 1919 as a way to keep playful pranksters out of mischief on Halloween night. For one full week, Neewollah entertains people from all walks of life, and Independence, a town of around 11,000, becomes a city of over 80,000.
Neewollah offers musical stage shows, queen competition and coronation, carnival, concessions, street acts, artists alley, and top performers in the entertainment world. Past performers include Patty Loveless, Oak Ridge Boys, and Smash Mouth!
The festival, normally held the last full week of October, is topped off by one of the biggest and grandest parades ever, a two hour kaleidoscope of music, color, pageantry and just good old fun!
(Have you figured out what Neewollah stands for? It's Halloween spelled backwards!)
For more information on this great festival go to www.neewollah.com
|18||Independence Christmas Parade - Christmas parade lights up the night. 5:30pm following the Merchants' Holiday Open House from 1-5pm.|
|18||Merchant Holiday Open House - Local merchants open their doors for a fun day of Christmas shopping and giveaways. 1am-5pm. Christmas parade follows at 5:30.|
|7||Independence Historical Museum Arts & Crafts Fair - Area arts and crafts available in an elegant setting. 10am-4pm.|
An invitation to attend the 2011 Kansas Main Street Down Town Symposium, October 12th thru the 14th in Independence, Kansas.
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Information about Independence, Kansas. Narrated by Bill Kurtis.
A ride through Independence kansas.
Neewollah Grand Parade, Independence, Kansas, 10.29.11. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Neewollah-Time-Machine/156177337753574.
Each year we journey north to take the kids from the church to cool off for the summer. This is a great water park for families and churches.