Join us for the Pawsidential Promenade on May 4th in celebration of Truman Day, the first annual walk for humans and their furry friends honoring one of Independence’s most iconic historical residents. President Harry S. Truman’s ties to Independence run deep, as he spent much of his childhood in this vibrant community and later returned to reside here after his presidency.

Our promenade will trace Truman’s footsteps along a 1-mile loop, with an optional jaunt to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. (Reminder: Ticketing fees may apply for entrance. Dogs will not be allowed inside the building.)

As Truman was known for his distinctive style, we encourage participants to embrace the theme by dressing themselves and their furry friends in Truman-inspired attire. Think hats and bowties reminiscent of Truman’s iconic style, and canes as a nod to his years spent strolling these same streets after his presidency.

Starting and ending at the Truman statue on the east side of the Historic Truman Courthouse, this event offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in local history while supporting a worthy cause. Staying true to Truman’s love for dogs, all proceeds from the walk benefit Shep’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary, a rescue located just down the road. Registration for the walk is free, but donations are encouraged and appreciated.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024

Time: Walk begins at 10:00 am, check-ins begin 30 minutes prior

Location: Check-in at the Truman statue on the east lawn of the Historic Truman Courthouse

Parking: Plenty of free parking available. The closest lots will be at Pharaoh Cinema.

Pre-registration is preferred. Walk-in registrations are encouraged to arrive promptly at 9:30 am.

Register Here!