Independence Day Celebration Independence, Iowa Independence Day Celebration

Everyone observes the Fourth of July; we celebrate it!
With an array of musical entertainment, activities for people of all ages, great food, drink,
and Iowa’s most awesome and awe inspiring fireworks over the beautiful Wapsipinicon River residents are proud to be a part of one of Des Moines Register’s “10 Great Events”.
Come celebrate freedom with us!

Brew-B-Q Independence Iowa Brew-B-Q

The Brew B-Q celebrates two wonderful American delicacies, Beer and BBQ.
Sample and enjoy national brews, imports and craft beers from across the globe in Northeast Iowa’s largest Brew Tasting. Along with the brew tasting is a championship BBQ competition,
bike ride and FREE live music. Drink and be merry with us!

R.A.S.H. Ride

Ride at your own pace around Buchanan County on all hard surfaced roads some of the best in
the state. 25- or 50-mile ride with stops every 10 miles or so. There will be plenty of food and
beverage along the route.  Always the second Saturday in June.

Riverwalk Cruise Independence, Iowa Riverwalk Cruise

Indee’s CruiseMeisters put on this annual fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Along with
a car and motorcycle cruise, there’s FREE live music, food and beverages and an auction. Help
make a dream come true and cruise with us!

Friday Night Live @ 5!

What better way to wind down after a long work week than to stroll down to Riverwalk Parks for a nice refreshing beverage and live music.  Three Fridays during the summer, the Chamber of Commerce hosts this FREE event. Bring a lawn chair and relax with us!  The 2016 dates are: May 13, June 17 and August 5th!
Visit the Calendar of Events to get the Live @ 5 band and schedule of events.

Independence Motor Speedway Independence, Iowa Motor Speedway

Located at the Buchanan County Fairgrounds, the Independence Motor Speedway has been attracting racers and their fans for over 30 years. Home to Fast. Family. Fun. The 3/8 mile oval dirt track has weekly races on Saturday nights and hosts several special races throughout the season. Find that favorite driver and cheer with us!

Buchanan County Fair

The Annual County Fair kicks off with an assortment of 4H Competitions and by Mid-week the midway arrives and grandstand events begin. Almost any type of ride, game, food and beverage are available for people of all ages.
Eat something on a stick with us!

Riverside Cinema

Why would you need a blanket outside in the summer? To take to the Riverside Cinema and lay on of course. Once a month during the summer, the Library has a FREE movie to watch at the Riverwalk Band Pavilion and Friends of the Library are on-hand with soda and popcorn to complete the cinema experience. Watch the stars with us.

Farmer’s Market

Buy Fresh. Buy Local. And while you’re at it, Buy Quality. Area farmers showcase and sell their grown goods from late Spring to Fall every Saturday from mid-May to mid-October from 8am-12pm. Located in-front of the historic Wapsipinicon Feed Mill, the Farmer’s Market is buzzing with business as residents and visitors alike pick out fresh produce that is grown locally. Support local business and shop with us! Check out the Chamber’s Event Calendar for dates & times! www.indeefarmersmarket.com

Heartland Acres Agribition Center Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, Iowa

Located along Highway 20 on the Southwest side of town, Heartland Acres is the state’s largest agriculture museum. Along with many historical artifacts, there are also many hands-on activities, live farm animals, classic car museum and a one room schoolhouse to educate and entertain visitors. Heartland Acres is also home to The Events Center banquet and reception hall where many community events take place. Embrace heritage with us!

Starlight Cinema Starlight Cinema in Independence, Iowa

With “Big City” amenities like Dolby digital sound, extra large screens and stadium seating, Starlight Cinema offers patrons new releases and a great snack bar but at an affordable price.


Independence restaurateurs offer a diverse selection of drink and food to satisfy almost any palate. From Mexican to Chinese to good ‘ol home-style Americana cooking, coupled with an assortment of specialty drinks from Daiquiri’s to Cosmos, you will be glad you pulled up to the table for dinner. Come dine with us!
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