Major Events

Annual Dinner & Auction

Held on the third Thursday in April at the Elms Hotel, our Annual Dinner and Auction celebrates the achievements of the Chamber and honors our Community Award recipients.


Waterfest is the largest event the Chamber hosts and the biggest festival in town, held on the fourth weekend every June. Vendor booths line Broadway offering shopping, food and libations. Free live entertainment fills two stages and a huge fireworks show caps off the Saturday night festivities.

Excelsior Expo

The Excelsior Expo highlights the best our local businesses have to offer right before the holiday shopping season kicks off. The Expo is one of the many free benefits of being a Chamber member and is held on the second Saturday each November.

Christmas Celebration

The Community Christmas celebration is held each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and is hosted by the Christmas Committee. Activities include the Elf Factory, lighted Christmas parade, the opening of the Hall of Trees and the Lane of Lights.

Small Business Saturday

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is celebrated as Small Business Saturday nationwide. The Chamber encourages and promotes locals to do their holiday shopping in Excelsior Springs.

Ongoing Events

Monthly Luncheons

Held on the third Wednesday each month (except April) our monthly networking lunches average around 100 guests. Luncheons are one of the many free benefits of Chamber membership. RSVP is required.


First Fridays are an occasion for getting together to Meet&Eat. This casual, no format lunch encourages members to gather at a different restaurant each month for lunch – no strings attached.

Wake Up! Morning Networking

Our Wake Up! events offer networking earlier in the day. Typically capped off by coffee, this networking event is hosted by businesses located on the West Side.

Chamber After Hours

These free, after work networking events are hosted by Chamber members. There is networking, refreshments and a good time had by all.

Educate 2 Cultivate

Our professional development series includes speakers and a variety of business-related topics. Held quarterly.

Trolley Outings

The Chamber hosts a variety of trolley tours, shuttles and special events with the two Chamber trolleys.

Chamber 101

Designed as a new member orientation, our Chamber 101 class is a great way for new (or exisiting!) members to learn how to maximize their Chamber membership.