Kick off the summer with Downtown Days…Streets Alive!, from Friday to Sunday, June 6-8. The three-day festival spans six blocks in the historic and award-winning Downtown Lee’s Summit central business district.
For more than 20 years, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street has been hosting this family-friendly festival, which has grown into one of the largest in the region, attracting thousands of visitors and residents to the streets of Downtown Lee’s Summit.
to the annual event are many of festival favorites, including live
entertainment, vendor booths, Kids Street, a carnival, 810 Sports Zone,
Smokin’ on the Summit barbecue competition, dance studio performances, dozens
of food options, and much more. Summertime Stage contests, ACCKC
Car Show, Fashion in the Streets, and Lee’s Summit’s Got Talent contestants also will return.
NEW this year is the White Tiger Discovery Exhibit, which will feature live white tigers. For a small fee, guests can view the tigers, which will be located just off Kids Street. Downtown Days also will feature a new carnival company this year with bigger and better rides to suit all ages.
course, what festival would be complete without summertime food and plenty of
vendors? Downtown Days has these bases covered as well. Most importantly,
Downtown Lee’s Summit’s more than 45 shops and restaurants are open throughout
the weekend and welcome visitors into their one-of-a-kind, independently owned
stores. These businesses are one of the main reasons the National Trust for
Historic Preservation recognized Downtown Lee’s Summit with its prestigious
Great American Main Street Award.
Downtown Days is the major fundraiser for Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization and historic preservation of Downtown Lee’s Summit. For more information, visit www.downtownls.org or call 816-246-6598.
June 6: Noon to 10 p.m.
Heart of Downtown Lee’s Summit, spanning six blocks from Third and Douglas streets.