WHAT to SEE and DO


March 7 - April 11, 2015 (follow link for Gallery hours)
Heartland Artist Exhibition

Tim Murphy Art Gallery @ the IBF Community Center (5701 Merriam Drive)

19th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition featuring original submissions from all over the United States.

April 6 - 10, 2015
25th Anniversary Celebration

Irene B. French Community Center (5701 Merriam Drive)

Join us the first week of April to celebrate the Irene B. French Community Center's 25th Anniversary.

April 25, 2015
Community Garage Sale

Merriam Marketplace (5740 Merriam Drive)

Find a bargain at the annual community-wide garage sale, but come early for the best deals.

May 2 - October 10, 2015 (7:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Merriam Farmers' Market

Merriam Marketplace (5740 Merriam Drive)
Fruits and veggies, hand-made items, baked goods and so much more every week at the market.

May 16, 2015 (7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Merriam Turkey Creek Festival & 5K Run
Antioch Park (6501 Antioch Road)
Merriam's annual city-wide festival featuring food, games, arts & crafts vendors, live music, kids area and great family fun.

May 30 - September 7, 2015
Aquatic Center Season
Antioch Park (6501 Antioch Road)
Take a dip at the Merriam Aquatic Center - a great place to catch some rays or enjoy pool time with the kids!

June 1 - September 1, 2015
Pianos on Parade
Merriam Marketplace (5740 Merriam Drive)

Enjoy finding over 100 pianos on parade across Kansas City this summer! Start your piano hunt with Merriam's "I Spy" piano located at the Merriam Marketplace. Can you find the 200+ hidden objects? Feel free to tickle the ivories, but please don't remove items from the piano. Thanks for playing along!

June 14, July 12, August 9, 2015 (4:30 - 7:30 PM)
Summer Sundays

Merriam Marketplace (5740 Merriam Drive)


Enjoy live music and children's activities as you delight in the local flavor from metro area food trucks.

June 12, July 17, August 21, 2015 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
Party in YOUR Park

Various Park Locations Throughout Merriam

Grab a blanket or chair and meet your neighbors at one of the Party in YOUR Park events. The kids inflatables, food, live music and great summer memories are on us!

June 27 to July 6, 2015 (follow link for complete schedule)
Flags 4 Freedom

Merriam Marketplace (5740 Merriam Drive)

Salute the red, white and blue as you enjoy the patriotic beauty of the largest flag field in the State of Kansas!

June 30, 2015 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Truck Tuesday

Merriam Marketplace (5740 Merriam Drive)

Leave the office for lunch and explore the unique menus of the local food trucks right in downtown Merriam.

August 15, 2015 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
Cruise Night

Merriam Marketplace (5740 Merriam Drive)

Cruise downtown Merriam in your car or truck for a fun evening with music, food and plenty of engine revving.

September 12, 2015 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Turkey Creek Car & Motorcycle Show

Merriam Marketplace (5740 Merriam Drive)

This annual event features all classes of cars, trucks and cycles. Enjoy prizes, music, concessions and 250+ entries on display.

October 11, 2015 (4:00 - 7:00 PM)
Funday Sunday

Merriam Marketplace (5740 Merriam Drive)

Enjoy the last food truck event of the season with neighbors and friends in downtown Merriam.

October 24, 2015 (2:00 - 4:30 PM)
Halloween Happenings

Merriam Marketplace (5740 Merriam Drive)

Dress up for this scare-free event in downtown Merriam so your little ghosts and goblins can enjoy candy, prizes and fun!

November 13, 2015 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
Family Movie Night

Merriam Marketplace (5740 Merriam Drive)

Come if you dare and enjoy a family-based thriller movie (appropriate for all ages) on Friday the 13th. Refreshments provided.

December 5, 2015 (5:30 - 7:00 PM)
Sundown with Santa / Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting
Merriam Marketplace (5740 Merriam Drive)

Ho, ho, ho! Meet Santa in downtown Merriam for hot cocoa, caroling and a fun holiday time while the Mayor lights the tree at the beautiful outdoor Merriam Marketplace pavillion.

December 3, 2015 (7:00 - 8:30 PM)
Metro High School Visual Arts Competition

Irene B. French Community Center (5701 Merriam Drive)
One of the highest attended art shows in Merriam, join us on opening night for special performances, awards, food and tons of local student talent.

December 12, 2015 (9:30-10:45AM)
Breakfast With Santa
Irene B. French Community Center (5701 Merriam Drive)
Don't fight the crowds at the mall--this breakfast has something for all. Face painting, holiday crafts and games--plus songs and food that will make your Saturday morning breakfast happy and festive.

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