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What's Happening Around Town

Between the Truman Library, our historic downtown, the state-of-the-art Cable Dahmer Arena, and everything in between, there’s always something fun to do in Independence. Please consider yourself especially invited to one of the many events that keep us bustling year-round. And check back often, because our event calendar is always being updated.

Two youth pictures with ice sculpture.

20th Annual Winter Solstice Torch Lit HIke

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
George Owens Nature Park
City-Wide, Entertainment, Family Activity, Holidays, Outdoor
Image of hockey players playing hockey at Cable Dahmer Arena. Spectators watching in the background.

Mavericks Hockey

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Cable Dahmer Arena
Entertainment, Sporting Event
A close view of the sign of the Roger T. Sermon center.

Toddler Town - Dec. 7

Thursday, December 7, 2023
Roger T. Sermon Community Center
City-Wide, Family Activity
Youth and adults playing chess.

Chess - weekly - Dec 7

Thursday, December 7, 2023
George Owens DeWitt Hall
City-Wide, Classes and Trainings, Entertainment, Family Activity
cartoon image of Santa ice skating near a Christmas tree

Santa Skate 2023

Thursday, December 7, 2023
Cable Dahmer Arena
Family Activity, Holidays, Shopping
A banner that says Joy to The World with Santa on one side and a snowman on the other side used as decoration at The Palmer Center's Christmas Celebration

Senior's Christmas Celebration

Friday, December 8, 2023
Palmer Center
City-Wide, Holidays