Downtown Days opens in Lee's Summit

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Photo by Andrew Mather

By the late evening the streets of downtown Lee’s Summit are filled with thousands of guests basked in the glow of the festival lights.

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(Photos by Andrew Mather, digitalBURG) In the early evening hours on Friday, the streets of downtown Lee's Summit begin to fill with people for the annual Downtown Days...Streets Alive! festival.
(Photos by Andrew Mather, digitalBURG) In the early evening hours on Friday, the streets of downtown Lee’s Summit begin to fill with people for the annual Downtown Days…Streets Alive! festival.

By ANDREW MATHER
(LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo., digitalBURG) — The streets of downtown Lee’s Summit filled with people Friday for the opening day of the annual Downtown Days…Streets Alive! festival.
The festival is complete with food, games, rides, music and vendors.
The event takes place on the first full weekend in June, covering more than six city blocks centered at Third and Douglas streets in downtown Lee’s Summit.

More than 80,000 people attend Downtown Days, according to the event’s website, www.leessummitdowntowndays.com.
The festival spans three days and continues Saturday and Sunday.
Liberty Isabel enjoys a fun ride on the merry-go-round as her mother, Valarie, keeps hold of her. Both are from Raytown. Valarie enjoys taking her daughter to the festival and has been coming to the Downtown Days for many years before her daughter was born.
Liberty Isabel rides the merry-go-round as her mother, Valarie, keeps hold of her. Both are from Raytown. Valarie said she enjoys taking her daughter to the festival and has been coming to Downtown Days for many years before her daughter was born.

By the late evening the streets of downtown Lee's Summit are filled with thousands of guests basked in the glow of the festival lights.
By late evening, the streets of downtown Lee’s Summit are filled with thousands of guests illuminated by the glow of the festival lights.