Just southeast of Kansas City, Lee’s Summit has a rich
history of its own. Founded in 1865 as Strother, we were later renamed to honor
the then-postmaster. Since the beginning, Lee’s Summit has been a wonderful
place to call home. No matter what the season you can always find something to
do here, or take a short drive to downtown KCMO for even more options. This
summer get out and explore the area!
Lee’s Summit bookends each summer with two must-see
family-friendly festivals. For more than 30 years summer begins with Lee’s
Summit Downtown Days in early June. With new vendors and entertainment every
year, Downtown Days is the perfect tradition to welcome summer. Check out their website and follow
them on Facebook and Instagram to learn more!
End the summer celebrating with your Lee’s Summit friends
and family at Oktoberfest. Support local business by transporting yourself to
Munich by way of downtown Lee’s Summit. Bring the family to enjoy Kids Street,
arts and crafts, and vendors with all the bratwurst, spaetzle, and pretzels you
can eat. Of course there’s a Biergarten for the 21+ crowd, and a Rootbiergarten
if that’s more your style. Learn more about who and what will be there this
year, and see a rolling countdown to the festivities on their website.
Parks & Recreation
If you’ve lived in the Kansas City area for long you know
for a fact we have some of the best parks in the Midwest. Stay local in Lee’s
Summit at Legacy Park where you can enjoy live music at the amphitheater all
summer long. Beat the heat at Summit Waves water park or play a recreational
sport at one of the many fields in the area. Check out everything available in the
Lee’s Summit Parks & Rec department as well as a calendar of events on their website, and keep up with
everything real time via Facebook,
Instagram, and Twitter.
For more outdoor and water fun head over to Longview
Lake! With over 930 acres of water entertainment, 14 beautiful shelters, and an
entire acre of beach, Longview Lake is the perfect summer destination to enjoy
the outdoors. Rent a boat at the marina to spend the day powerboating, water skiing,
or relax on a pontoon. End the day with a delicious fish fry with the Bluegill,
Carp, Channel Cat, Largemouth Bass, Walley, and Crappie that call Longview Lake
home. Learn more and find out what permits you might need on the Jackson County Parks +
Rec website, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter while you’re there!
Downtown Lee’s Summit
Even if you’re not an outdoorsy person you can enjoy the summer
weather in downtown Lee’s Summit! Enjoy free Friday night concerts at Music in
the Park, and events like Fourth Fridays Art Walk and Yoga in the Streets. Get
some tasty local produce to spice up your grilling adventures at the Farmer’s
Market, or simply stroll along and check out all the wonderful restaurants and
unique boutiques that call Lee’s Summit home. Find a full list of events, as
well as other important summertime information such as Fourth of July parade route
and times, on their website. Show even
more hometown pride by following Downtown Lee’s Summit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
What are your favorite Lee’s Summit summertime
activities? Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to let us know!