Flags 4 Freedom


Merriam Marketplace,  5740 Merriam Dr.

(west of I-35 on Johnson Dr., then north on Merriam Dr.)

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2015

The 10th Annual Display of over 1,300 United States' Flags

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Event Schedule

Events are free.   Donations are welcome.

June 27 - July 6, 2015

Saturday, June 27

    • 6:00 a.m. -- Flag display setup  by volunteers, stop by to help and meet your neighbors. ( Volunteers -- please park in southwest section of the lot to allow space for vendors & shoppers.  Check-in at Volunteer Table.  Work gloves and sturdy shoes are highly recommended. )
    • 7:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. -- Merriam Farmers' Market
Sunday, June 28
  • Opening remarks by Merriam's Mayor Ken Sissom
  • Please bring your own lawn chairs
  • Concerned about the weather? Call 913-322-5591
Tuesday, June 30
    •  11:00 a.m through 2:00 p.m. --TRUCK TUESDAY  (Area food trucks accept cash or debit/credit cards; vendors will make a donation from proceeds of food purchased to support Flags 4 Freedom.)
 Wednesday, July 1
    • 4:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. -- Merriam Farmers' Market
    • 5:30 p.m. -- Farmers' Market entertainment by Dan Bliss, acoustic guitar
Saturday, July 4
    • 7:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. --  Merriam Farmers' Market
    • 1:55 p.m. -- A PATRIOTIC CONCERT to CELEBRATE the FLAGS
  • Remarks by Merriam's  Mayor Ken Sissom
  • Concert by the 45 members of the  American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City 
  • 1:30 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. --ice cream, water, and sodas available for purchase from Kansas City Ice Cream
  • Please bring your own lawn chairs -- we'll have some chairs under the Marketplace pavilion, but we're expecting this concert to be so well attended, we may run out!
  • Concerned about the weather? Call 913-322-5591
Monday, July 6
    • Late afternoon (exact time to be determined) -- Flag display take-down -- flags taken down and stored by volunteers.   (Volunteers -- work gloves and sturdy shoes are highly recommended.)
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Mark your calendars!
"Beyond" flag display week, these events will support Flags 4 Freedom, 2015.
Summer Sundays -- Food Trucks, Live Music, Bounce House and other Family Fun -- 4:30 through 7:30 p.m. at the Merriam Marketplace
June 14 --  Bucket Band (60's & 70's)
July 12 -- Loozin Sleep (rock/country blues)
August 9 -- Public Safety Issue (80's & 90's)

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Contact information -- 913-384-5340 or  chris.evans.hands@gmail.com