Harry's Hop 'n Hunt

April 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Harry’s Hop ‘n’ Hunt

Location:  Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Museum Grounds

Celebrate Easter with the beloved Harry’s Hop ‘n’ Hunt event, where the White House Egg Roll comes to the Heartland in a free day of family fun.

Join us for a fun day featuring the egg roll, several egg hunts, story times with famous faces from around town (2018’s event featured Patrick Mahomes and Frank White, Jr.), live music, kids activities and more–all free for the whole family! Plus, an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny himself!

As the event wraps up, dozens of vintage cars will join up at the Truman Library for a Car Cruise and Show leading to the Independence Square. Stake out a place to watch the cars parade to the Square where they will “wind the clock,” meaning drive around the block circling the historic Truman Courthouse then park at the Pharaoh Theater where the public can view the cars and talk to the drivers.


Harry’s Hop ‘n’ Hunt is only possible thanks our generous team of volunteers. Join the team and be a part of the best Easter event in the Kansas City metro area.



Harry’s Hop ‘n’ Hunt runs from 10 a.m. to noon, with activities taking place throughout the morning. The White House-style egg roll will take place repeatedly from 10 a.m. to noon, and a bounce house and yard games will be open from 10 a.m. to noon, and also be available throughout the morning.

9:30  Check-in begins (event is free but attendees must check in)

10:00  Welcome

10:05 Story Time on the Steps featuring Kansas City Live’s Kelly Nyberg

10:20  Egg Hunt #1 (for ages 5 and under)

10:40 Egg Hunt #2 (for ages 6-12)

10:55  Story Time on the Steps featuring Independence Mayor Eileen Weir

11:00  Live music from the Doo-Dads

11:20  Egg Hunt #3 (for ages 5 and under)

11:40  Egg Hunt #4 (for ages 6-12)

11:50  Story Time on the Steps featuring Kansas City Chief Kahlil McKenzie

12:00  Car Cruise and Show – Vintage cars will start at the Truman Library then parade to the Independence Square, where they will “wind the clock” around the historic Truman Courthouse then park in the Pharaoh Theater parking lot for visitors to view them.

Thank you to Russell Stover Chocolates for donating candy for this special event!