Lee's Summit Downtown Days won't be held this year

Organizers cite COVID-19 concerns for cancellation
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Posted at 12:27 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 13:27:19-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The annual Downtown Days in Lee's Summit will not be held this summer due to safety concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers said Thursday that it "is not yet safe" to host the downtown community's largest event, typically held on the first weekend of June.

"We must be certain that an event of this magnitude would be safe for our volunteers, vendors and attendees," Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street said in a news release announcing the cancellation. “We look forward to being able to gather again in June of 2022.”

Downtown Days brings nearly 90,000 people to downtown Lee’s Summit, along with a carnival, live entertainment and vendors.

The event also serves as a fundraiser for Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street. Proceeds go toward programs such as the Farmers Market, Music in the Park, the Mayor’s Tree Lighting and more.