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Missouri will commemorate its 200th birthday this summer with a number of events planned throughout July and August.

Aug. 10, 2021, will mark the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s entry as the 24th state to enter the United States. By celebrating the accomplishments and diversity of Missouri’s regions, event organizers hope to create a better understanding of Missouri and the ties that bind residents together.

The state’s Bicentennial Commission has a number of initiatives that can be found on its website (A few of the initiatives are listed below.) This includes pages dedicated to local events, including one for Platte County at this link.
"Missouri 2021 Presents: Legends and Lore, and Stories from the Show-Me State"
Missouri's 2021 Presents is a virtual program series that focuses on the programs and events happening in Missouri to commemorate the state’s 200th anniversary of statehood. Leading up to the Aug. 10, 2021 – anniversary day of statehood – Missouri 2021 invites the public to take part in live programming via Zoom on the first Tuesdays at 11:00. Each month will feature a different subject with guests from the more than 100 local, regional, and statewide projects and events.

The bicentennial committee is also looking for a great piece of folklore about Parkville that we can share. Legends & Lore is designed to promote cultural tourism and commemorate legends and folklore as part of our heritage. Click here for more information regarding the Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program.

A Bicentennial Inaugural Parade will take place in Jefferson City on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 10 a.m. that showcases Missouri’s past, present, and future. If you would like to participate in the parade, contact Reid Hanson, (information listed below.)
The Governor and First Lady will also plan to visit historical sites and communities across Missouri as part of a Bicentennial Tour from July to August. If you know of historical places in our community that you would like to see the Governor visit, please send these to Reid Hanson.

Reid Hanson
Kansas City Field Director
Office of the Governor
The Parkville Planning and Zoning Commission adopted the Parkville 2040 Master Plan on May 11, 2021. The plan serves as the official public policy and plan for the physical development and redevelopment of the community and provides guidance for future actions involving land development, sustainability, development design, provision of infrastructure, preservation of open spaces and natural resources, and preservation of community character over the next 20 years.
The Parkville 2040 Master Plan is a result of a 15-month collaboration between the City, Confluence – the consultants selected to lead the update to the Parkville Master Plan adopted in 2009 – and a steering committee made up of members of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The project involved seven steering committee meetings, individual meetings with over 20 key community stakeholders, and three public workshops. A custom project webpage was created and included several engagement exercises for participants including mapping activities, visual preference activities, general themes feedback, guiding principles surveys, and a postcard exercise.

Click here to see the full plan. For more information, please contact Community Development Director Stephen Lachky at (816) 741-7676.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
July Chamber Lunch - TBD
Check the Chamber website for updates soon.
August Chamber Lunch
Tues, Aug 10, 11:30 - 1 pm
YMCA Parkville Location
Catered by Dominic's Casual Italian

Join us for an economic development update for Platte and Clay counties. Our speakers will be Matt Tapp, Platte County EDC Executive Director, and Clay County EDC Executive Director, David Slater.

Pasta Bar including Salad/Breadsticks - $15
5k/10k River Run - Saturday, Aug 21, 2021

It's been 3 years and we are ready to get this run going again! We will help kick off Parkville Days with our run followed by the parade, carnival, and much more!

Early Registration runs through July 9

Sponsorships are available.
Save the Dates -

Thurs, Sept 9 - Business Croquet Challenge, Kactus Creek Croquet Club
Tues, Sept 14 - Chamber lunch - Speaker Dr. Jeanette Cowherd
Sat, Nov 6 - Annual Trivia Night, St Therese Church
Sat, Feb 26, 2022 - Annual Gala, The Hawthorne House
Member Announcements
Parkville 4th of July Activities

Join us for Parkville's annual PARKVILLE 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION on Sunday, July 4, 2021!
Parkville’s traditional salute to Independence Day includes a pancake breakfast, a community parade, food, fun, shopping, music by the Navy Band Great Lake Brass Quintet, a skydiving exhibition, and our fabulous Fireworks Finale at 9:30 p.m.

Click here for more information
Sunday, July 4th

Reserve a bay for a premium view of the fireworks display at the end of the driving range. Fireworks will start at 10 pm - reservations required.

For more details call 816-702-1320 or visit
Join us on the 3rd of July for a special pre-4th celebration with $2 hot dogs/beers and $5 margaritas from 5-6 pm & fireworks show post-game in left field.
Plus, we'll be wearing patriotic-themed jerseys to be auctioned off during the game!
New London Cafe & Event Space - Cajun Night
Saturday, July 10, 6-9 pm

This one is a favorite of Toby's! Cajun Night with a three-piece Zydeco band playing from 6-9 pm. $40 includes music and a Cajun-themed Buffet.
Doors open at 5:30.

Limited Seating
Reservation only via
Facebook message, email New London Cafe, or Text 816-674-7933

Parkville Chamber New Members
June/July 2021

2021 Platinum Sponsor
2021 Silver Sponsor

2021 Chamber Champions

Central Bank of the Midwest
Citizens Bank & Trust
The City of Parkville
FiveStar Lifestyles
Parkville Economic Development Council
Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce
8878 NW 63rd St, Ste 103
Parkville, MO 64152