Annual Events

Come celebrate with us! Click on each celebration to learn more about the annual events happening in Independence, Iowa.


4th of July


What other town should stake claim to the Best 4th of July Celebration than a town named after our Nation's Fame! Visit the 
4th of July Independence Day Celebration website for more information.

Brew BBQ


Brew BQQ is the only event in the world that celebrates the love of 2 wonderful institutions: Refreshing World-Class Beer and Mouth-Watering Barbecue!

Buchanan County Fair


Join us for music, shows, entertainment, contests, wildlife encounters, games, races, truck and tractor pulls, and much more exciting fun at the Buchanan County Fair!

Farmers 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 at the Farmers Market. Located in-front of the historic Wapsipinicon Feed Mill, the Farmers 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!

Friday Night Live


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 at the Friday Night Live. For 3 Fridays during the summer, the Chamber of Commerce hosts this free event. Bring a lawn chair and relax with us!  

R.A.S.H. Ride


R.A.S.H. Ride is an annual nonprofit bicycle ride that helps raise money for the Buchanan County 4 Seasons Trail Association. The Trail Association works to develop a recreational trail system within Buchanan County, which can become a component in the statewide trails of Iowa.