Willard is a family-focused town and it shows in our events. Throughout the year you will find many things to do with family and friends.
City Wide Garage Sale – hosted by Willard Area Chamber of Commerce
Date: First weekend in June
Info: Be sure to either take part of this huge event or be ready to buy some great deals! We provide the map with garage sale locations.
Freedom Fest – hosted by Willard Parks
Date: Last weekend in June
Contact: (417)742-2262 ● www.willardfreedomfest.com
Info: For 50+ years the City of Willard has hosted one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the area, with live music, Freedom Feast (KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Cook Off and Sampling), Pool Party, Miss Firecracker Pageant, Car Show & Freedom Parade, and Fireworks Show.
Freedom Feast – hosted by Willard Area Chamber of Commerce
Date: Last weekend in June – in conjunction with Freedom Fest
Contact: (417)742-2442 ● www.willardfreedomfest.com/freedom-feast-bbq-cook-off
Info: Freedom Feast is Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society
9/11 Flag Planting – hosted by Willard Area Chamber of Commerce
Date: September 10th
Info: In honor of 9/11, Willard community members go to each home, business, church, etc through the Willard area and plants an American flag in each yard.
Fall on the Frisco – hosted by Willard Area Chamber of Commerce
Date: September 22, 2018; 8am-3:30pm
Info: In partnership with the City of Willard and the Willard School District we are featuring Willard’s first Fall on the Frisco! This is an outdoor event on Jackson Street. There will be arts & crafts vendors, food vendors, live music, bounce houses, dog costume contest, ComicCon hero/villain walk, beer garden, and so much more!
Our Town Fall Festival & Country Show
Date: October, 2018
Info: Our Town Fall Festival is an outdoor event for people of all ages that is put on by the teachers and staff of Willard Intermediate School.
Safe Halloween Trunk or Treat hosted by Willard Parks
Date: October, 2018
Contact: (417) 742-2262 ● www.willardparks.com/trunk-or-treat-and-haunted-house
Info: This is a FREE family event! Get the family dressed in their Halloween best and join us for candy, trunk-or-treating, bounce houses, games and more all at The REC. Local businesses, organizations and churches will be giving out candy and decorating their trunks for the ultimate Halloween Trunk or Treat!
Christmas on the Frisco hosted by the City of Willard and Willard Parks
Contact: (417)742-2262 ● www.christmasonthefrisco.com
Info: Willard Trailhead, 515 E. Jackson St., Willard MO. Join us for fun holiday-themed activities throughout the day. A 5k Color Run, breakfast with Santa Claus, craft fair, parade, beauty pageant, and flipping the switch to the Frisco Highline Trailhead Christmas lighting display.
Annual Willard Turkey Trot – hosted by Willard Parks and Care To Learn
Date: Thanksgiving Morning, 2018
Contact: (417)742-2262 ● www.willardparks.com/thanksgiving-turkey-trot
Info: Starts at the Willard Middle School. All proceeds to go Willard’s Care to Learn and the Willard Parks Scholarship Fund.