Everyone is on a budget these days! You may be looking for some free events to go to this summer. Thankfully, there are tons of free events in Blue Springs. There is the Farmer’s Market on Main Street every Saturday, May through October from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. There is also a Car Cruise on Main Street the first Saturday of every month, May through October from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. In addition, there are lots of family programs including dance, fishing, and gardening lessons.
The Jackson County 4-H Fair will be taking place at the Grain Valley Community Center from July 11 to July 14. The fair opens to the public on July 13 starting at 9:00 a.m. The public can enjoy tours running from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The ham judging will be at 4:00 p.m. and will be followed by the ham auction.
Hey everybody, it’s that time of year again, Hot Summer Nights in Smithville, Missouri! The bands will be set up at the Ali Kemp Memorial stage and Community Courtyard in Smithville's downtown Heritage District from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. We sure have the "Hot" part covered this year! But seriously, these Friday nights are always great, family fun here in Smithville with lots of fantastic music. The Smithville Branch will have a booth set up this year for the August 17th Smithville Chamber Business Expo and Patriotic Night, so come by and give us a shout out.
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and, in particular, the anniversary of the First Battle of Independence fought on the Independence Square on August 11, 1862, the following events are being held throughout Independence from now through the end of the year. Join the community in remembrance of the historic battles fought and the lives that were forever affected:
Within a week, the 33rd Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival begins at Swope Park. "Experience, Indulge, Discover, Celebrate" are the words on the poster to describe this event that begins on Friday, August 17 and goes through Sunday, August 19, 2012.
Traveling the World without a Passport: The Ethnic Enrichment Festival at Swope Park
Have you ever thought of traveling but were concerned about the time and expense? Would you like to get a taste of the whole world in just one place? Moreover, would you like to spice up and enrich your genealogy research? Then you need to visit the Ethnic Enrichment Festival in Swope Park this weekend. The festival runs from Friday, August 17, 2012 through Sunday, August 19, 2012.
It is almost time for the annual Kansas City Irish Fest! If you enjoy Irish music, mark your calendar for August 31-September 2 at Crown Center. Were your Irish ancestors here in Kansas City? They may have been among the recruits of Father Bernard Donnelly (from County Cavan) in the 1850s. With a background in civil engineering, Father Donnelly saw the possibilities for jobs leveling the bluffs in the old river market area.
Are you a golf enthusiast? Would you like to help raise money for underprivileged children to receive Christmas presents this year? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, come out to the Paradise Pointe Golf Complex in Smithville on September 7, 2012 for the first annual Shop with a Cop golf tournament. Let’s all come out and show our support for this great Smithville event and help to make the "first annual" Shop with a Cop golf tournament an awe-inspiring event.
Edgerton, Missouri isn’t known for much. A small, quiet town located in the corner of Platte County, we are easily overlooked unless you are passing through….accidently. You may have heard of Harmer’s Café, which we are delighted to have back in business after a short hiatus. You may have heard of the Union Mill Opry, which we are sad to say is no longer running after many years of providing many people with great entertainment. But probably the most popular draw to our quaint little neck of the woods is Pioneer Days.