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Are we there yet? Come visit Lee’s Summit, where you’ll feel right at home while you explore shops, restaurants and attractions where memories await. Relax and experience the history and charm that folks have been discovering since 1865. Located just a stone’s throw from downtown Kansas City, Lee’s Summit is where family memories are created each and every day.

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HELLO FUN! Looking for something fun and exciting to make memories that last a lifetime? The opportunity lies closer than you might think. In Lee’s Summit, you’ll find charming boutiques and restaurants, the rhythm of music and the arts and, of course, the curiosity of the history buried in the bricks downtown. With so much to discover, we invite you to create your own adventure and experience the attractions and enthusiasm that make Lee’s Summit such a vibrant place to be.

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ATTRACTIONS

With dozens of enticing attractions, not to mention special events, Lee’s Summit sure knows how to entertain. Whether you’re reconnecting with childhood friends or bringing your family for a new experience, you will find great attractions in Lee’s Summit.

DOWNTOWN LEE’S SUMMIT FARMERS MARKET Taste the freshness of the farmers market, ranked #1 in Missouri by America’s Farmland Trust. Located at the corner of Second and Douglas streets, the market is open 7 a.m. to sell-out Wednesdays and Saturdays from April 1 - Nov. 18, 2017. You’ll find a wide variety of locally grown produce, plants, baked goods, handmade crafts and other savory treats. downtownls.org – 816.246.6598 FAULKNER’S RANCH Find food, entertainment and interactive fun all in one place at Faulkner’s Ranch. Faulkner’s Ranch is a 25-acre property that features a banquet barn, picnic pavillion, wild western playground and more! From corporate meetings to a child’s birthday party, it’s the perfect place to host any event. faulknersranch.com – 816.761.5055

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FRONTIER JUSTICE Frontier Justice is the Midwest’s premier firearms and shopping destination offering a full continuum related to firearms, including everything from training to products for the beginner, to the most accomplished firearms enthusiast. Frontier Justice features a classroom, simulator room, boutique, café and ranges, as well as 20-, 25- and 50-yard lanes (the only 50-yard indoor lanes in Missouri). frontier-justice.com – 816.336.2600 KANSAS CITY ZOO Take a journey around the world and experience diverse habitats, cultures and animals at the Kansas City Zoo. This 202-acre nature sanctuary, promotes understanding, appreciation and conservation through its exhibits and exceptional education programs, while attracting visitors from around the world. kansascityzoo.org – 816.595.1234 LANDMARK2 SKATE CENTER For more than 35 years, Landmark2 Skate Center has offered a friendly, safe and fun environment for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Whether you prefer roller skating, roller blading or just partying, there is always music playing and fun to be had. landmark2skate.com – 816.524.2000

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LEE’S SUMMIT HISTORICAL CEMETERY The Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery, in existence since 1867, currently sits on 20 acres. The cemetery is the final resting place of early Lee’s Summit citizens and the Civil War guerrilla, Cole Younger. cityofls.net – 816.969.1590 LEE’S SUMMIT HISTORY MUSEUM The Lee’s Summit History Museum is located in the 1939 Post Office in downtown Lee’s Summit. The museum houses historic artifacts, maps and photos of early Lee’s Summit and interprets local history with exciting exhibits. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. leessummithistory.net – 816.287.4477 LONE JACK BATTLEFIELD Over two sweltering August days in 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed on this battleground. Today, the site features the only Civil War Museum in Jackson County. This National Cemetery is one of the few sites where the soldiers who perished there are buried on the spot where the battle raged. It houses a variety of displays including battle artifacts, historical items, photos, documents and more. leessummithistory.net – 816.697.8333 LONGVIEW MANSION Built in 1914 by Kansas City millionaire Robert Long, the farm was the largest construction project of its kind in the United States. Long and his famed daughter, Loula, once greeted royalty, movie stars and business magnates at the mansion. Today, Longview Mansion is a premier estate for weddings and special events. Groups of 10 or more visiting Lee’s Summit are invited to arrange a unique luncheon or dinner, including a guided tour of the historic mansion. longviewmansion.com – 816.761.6669

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MISSOURI TOWN 1855 Step back in time and take in the sights and sounds of Missouri in the 1800s. This historical farming community extends more than 30 acres. A living history museum, it offers more than 25 original structures with furnishings and equipment, hosts and tour guides in period attire, authentic field and garden crops and rare breeds of livestock found in the mid-19th century. makeyourdayhere.com – 816.229.8980 PARADISE PARK Paradise Park has created an ideal family friendly environment to enjoy year-round. The local destination is suitable for all ages and features 15 acres of outdoor and indoor adventures. Paradise Park’s attractions include escape rooms, mini-golf, go-karts, junior go-karts, multiple laser tag arenas, rock climbing, batting cages, Paradise Café, a foam factory and an arcade filled with latest games. The “Discovery Play Center” is focused on entertaining families with kids 7 and under. It features nearly 30 indoor and outdoor spaces offering children’s activities integrated with an educational twist. The newest attractions, “The Exit Room Express” and “Operation Laser Tag,” feature a 5,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor arena with multiple experiences to enjoy. The park is an ideal space for events throughout the year, annually hosting numerous fall events, banquets, family reunions, summer concerts, birthday parties and more. paradise-park.com – 816.246.5224 POWELL GARDENS Set among lush rolling hills, Powell Gardens encompasses interactive gardens, nature trails, lakes, ponds and windswept meadows. Visitors engage with the indoor conservatory and ever-changing exhibits to learn about nature. The Heartland Harvest Garden is the nation’s largest edible landscape with more than 2,000 types of food plants, including tasting stations, demonstrations and guest chef dinners. powellgardens.org – 816.697.2600 STONEHAUS FARMS VINEYARD AND WINERY Stonehaus Farms Vineyard and Winery showcases award-winning wines in a peaceful and serene atmosphere, with panoramic views of the beautiful vineyards. The winery also features a deli with various custom sausages, cheeses and crackers. The venue creates a beautiful setting ideal for weddings, receptions and corporate events. stonehausfarms.com – 816.554.8800

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SKY ZONE Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. They’re the inventors of fun fitness and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. Combine one of the greatest workouts ever with awesome, healthy fun. Experience the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. skyzone.com – 816.457.0068 SUMMIT LANES Whether you bowl strikes, spares or the occasional gutter ball, you’re bound to have a ball. Summit Lanes has been family owned and operated for more than 40 years, offering a variety of activities and family fun. summitlanes.com – 816.524.3322 SUMMIT WAVES Summit Waves is Lee’s Summit’s family water park. Whether you’re 7 or seventy, treat yourself to hours of water fun including two great water slides, the Action River, children’s water playground, diving boards, and more. Summit Waves also hosts several special events such as Bahama Bash Teen Nights and Family Fun Nights, and is available for private rentals. summitwaves.net – 816.969.1545 THE EXIT ROOM The Exit Room is a premier escape adventure located in the historic downtown district. The Exit Room provides an unforgettable live-action gaming experience. Each team of players has exactly one hour to complete a mission or task giving the key to escape. They will make observations and maneuver through rooms to overcome challenges lurking in every dark corner and locked drawer. theexitroomkc.com – 816.434.5808

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TRAPPED KC Get your group together to solve various puzzles and codes hidden throughout escape rooms that will need to be cracked and assembled to escape before the time’s up. Divide and conquer or come together to collaborate and use critical thinking to solve the puzzles. Trapped KC is great for team building, small groups and family activities. trappedkc.com – 816.457.7410 UNITY VILLAGE Unity Village is known for the iconic Unity Tower. Brides and meeting planners find the wide-open spaces, Mediterranean architecture and stunning fountains to be the perfect backdrop for events. The 1,200-acre property also features a “green” hotel, par-36 golf course, bookstore, coffee shop and walking trails. unityvillage.org – 816.524.3550

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LOVE TO SHOP?

You won’t be disappointed. Lee’s Summit is a dream for the most passionate shopper. Whether you’re into one-of-a-kind finds at local shops or name brands at national retailers, you’ll find it in Lee’s Summit without the traffic and hectic crowds. Basics? Of course! Trends? We have them! Unique finds? Come and get ‘em!

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DOWNTOWN LEE’S SUMMIT Downtown Lee’s Summit, a Great American Main Street, boasts locally owned specialty shops and an eclectic array of casual and fine dining. Downtown is a must for those looking for shopping, entertainment and character. From the latest trendy clothing and accessories, to home furnishings and specialty items, you’re sure to find a new treasure. downtownLS.org SUMMIT FAIR Summit Fair is an open-air lifestyle center anchored by Macy’s and JCPenney, featuring children’s stores, men’s and women’s fashion, casual eateries, sit-down restaurants and specialty retailers. summitfairshopping.com SUMMITWOODS CROSSING SummitWoods, a 750,000-square-foot power center, is one of the largest in the region. Shop national stores such as Lowe’s, TJ Maxx, Kohl’s, Best Buy and Target, or grab a bite to eat at one of several restaurants. The synergy between Summit Fair and SummitWoods, divided by 50 Highway, creates a shopping destination offering something for everyone. summitwoodsshopping.com

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HAPPIER HOUR

Whether it’s ladies night out, happy hour with friends or date night, Lee’s Summit’s bar scene has you covered. Watch the big game – with plenty of TVs and drink specials, you’ll never miss a second of the excitement. Buffalo Wild Wings – 1806 NW Chipman Rd Johnny’s Tavern – 1660 SE Blue Pkwy Konrad’s Kitchen & Tap House – 302 SW Main St Llywelyn’s Pub – 301 SE Douglas St

Main Slice Pies & Pints – 235 SE Main St Sharkeez – 17 SW 3rd St Stuey McBrew’s – 321 SE Main St The Peanut – 219 SE Main St

Downtown Pub Crawl – Head to the historic district, packed with over a dozen bars featuring live music, specialty drinks and a great night out…all in walking distance of one another! • • • • • •

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EXPLORE OUTDOORS

With four lakes, an extensive parks system, golf courses and an assortment of other recreational facilities, Lee’s Summit provides a vast collection of activities to plan your next outdoor adventure.

LEE’S SUMMIT PARKS AND RECREATION Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation manages 29 parks across more than 1,200 acres, and three community centers. Parks range in size and include a variety of sports venues, trails, an 18-hole disc golf course, a state of the art amphitheater and more. Throughout Lee’s Summit, one can find playgrounds, sand volleyball, skate parks, bike trails, dog parks and much more. LSParks.net – 816.969.1500 LEGACY PARK COMMUNITY CENTER Legacy Park Community Center accommodates all ages for all seasons. The center provides a gym used for basketball, volleyball, pickleball and group fitness, as well as racquetball courts, an indoor aquatics area with a lap pool, leisure pool and hot tub, a personal training studio, free weights, circuit weights, cardio equipment, aerobics studio, an elevated walking track and a childcare area. LSParks.net – 816.969.1500

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LEGACY PARK Legacy Park covers 692 acres and includes 12 soccer fields, 16 baseball fields, eight softball fields and three football fields. The park also includes three shelters, Legacy Park Community Center, 18-hole disc golf course, amphitheater, inclusive playground, 4.7-mile trail and a fishing dock for the 22-acre lake. The lake can be used for non-motorized boating, fishing, and paddle boarding. Visit Legacy Park Community Center for free canoe and paddle board rentals. LSParks.net – 816.969.1500 LEA McKEIGHAN PARK The renovated park on the south side of Chipman Road features a .6-mile trail, Jupiter XXL Jungle Gym, and Speedway Zip Line. The park to the north of Chipman holds its own with a skate park, four lighted sand volleyball courts, and new additions underway now. DOG PARKS Dogwood Park features a spray ground to cool dogs off, a comfort station for the humans, and 5 acres for canines to run around a .3-mile paved trail. Happy Tails Dog Park continues to be popular with patrons of both the fourlegged and two-legged variety! It includes a human playground just outside the enclosed area, a .3-mile paved trail, an agility area, and a comfort station. SPLASH PARK AT MILLER J. FIELDS Miller J. Fields Park boasts the popular Splashpad to cool down during the summer months with some water fun. The park also includes two large playgrounds, three ball diamonds, and two shelters.

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JACKSON COUNTY PARKS + RECREATION

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ARCHERY - LANDAHL PARK The Landahl Archery Range hosts several state and national tournaments and consists of scenic shooting trails nestled into the woods with abundant wildlife. A wheelchair accessible practice range also is available. BEACHES AND LAKES Experience the fun of playing in the sand, building a sand castle or splashing around in the water right here in Jackson County. Longview Lake and Blue Springs Lake offer beach facilities staffed by highly trained lifeguards creating a safe and fun environment for visitors of all ages. CAMPGROUNDS Dating back to 1922, Jackson County has one of the oldest Parks departments in the U.S. Over the years, the park has expanded to 21,000 acres featuring 238 camp sites with campers from around the country. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis with attendants at each site. 816.503.4805 EQUESTRIAN PARK Located on the south end of the Longview Lake, the Longview Equestrian Park is a multi-use area spread across 54 acres, perfect for riding, jumping and showing. The site hosts weekend saddle and carriage competitions and is equipped with a lighted show area, cross country course, carriage obstacle course and stalls for 115 horses. 816.503.4805 MARINAS AND BOAT RENTAL Jackson County Parks boasts three lakes offering almost any water sport. Longview Lake and Blue Springs Lake have full-service marinas, including pontoon rental. Lake Jacomo Marina offers pontoon boats, fishing boats, paddle boats, kayaks and canoes, as well as all the gear you will need to make your day at the lake complete. Lake Jacomo – 816.795.8888 • Blue Springs Lake – 816.795.1112 • Longview Lake – 816.966.0131 RADIO-CONTROLLED AIRFIELDS For the radio-controlled airplane enthusiast, Jackson County has three radiocontrolled airfields. Fleming Park features a paved airstrip, while Longview Lake Park and Blue River Parkway offer grass airstrips. All airfields are open to the public and supported by local flying clubs. For the radio-controlled boating enthusiast, Alex George Lake is open to R.C. boating May through October.

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OUTDOORS continued GOLF COURSES Fred Arbanas Golf Course 11100 View High Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 816.761.9445 jacksongov.org/golf Lakewood Oaks

Lakewood Oaks Golf Club 651 NE Saint Andrews Circle Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816.373.2505 logc.org Shamrock Hills Golf Course 3161 S. M-291 Highway Lee’s Summit, MO 64082 816.537.6556 shamrockhills.com

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Teetering Rocks Golf Course 12040 E. 86th Street Kansas City, MO 64138 816.356.1111 teeteringrocks.com Unity Village 1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, MO 64065 816.251.3533 unityvillage.org/golf

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WinterStone Golf Club 17101 E. Kentucky Road Independence, MO 64058 816.257.5755 winterstonegolf.com

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EMBRACE THE ARTS

Lee’s Summit is a city that believes in the arts…all the arts. Embrace your creativity and enjoy an array of live performances, artist exhibits and so much more right here in Lee’s Summit. FOURTH FRIDAYS ART WALKS Fourth Fridays Art Walks in downtown Lee’s Summit are packed with a variety of activities including artist receptions, artist showcases, Music in the Park, street theatre, Yoga in the Streets, and even some surprises! Fourth Fridays run March through August on the fourth Friday of each month. downtownls.org/FourthFridays – 816.246.6598 GOT ART GALLERY/SUMMIT ART Summit Art encourages and promotes the visual arts, art education and humanities throughout Lee’s Summit and surrounding communities. Summit Art also provides public art education through Got Art Gallery and strives to increase business and community participation through exhibits and public art. Got Art Gallery hosts artist exhibits, classes and birthday parties, and serves as an event space in downtown Lee’s Summit. gotartgallery.org – 816.600.5932

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LEE’S SUMMIT SYMPHONY Each year the Lee’s Summit Symphony performs five live concerts. Lee’s Summit is one of only 800 communities nationwide boasting a community symphony. Under music director Russ Berlin, the symphony features more than 70 talented musicians with a passion for sharing their talents. Annual concerts include: Family Pops Spectacular, Booms and Blooms, Holiday Magic and more. lssymphony.org – 816.401.5251 MCC - LONGVIEW CULTURAL ARTS CENTER The Cultural Arts Center provides Lee’s Summit and the Kansas City metropolitan area with quality arts programming, including concerts, professional and student art exhibits, theatre and music performances and more. The center also is the home of the Summit Theatre Group and the Kansas City Chapter of Sweet Adelines. mcckc.edu/longview – 816.604.2200 MUSIC IN THE PARK Get outside and enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres at Howard Station Park in downtown Lee’s Summit. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. downtownLS.org – 816.246.6598

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CULTURAL ARTS continued POTTER’S HAVEN ART STUDIO Pick out your favorite piece of bisque from a large selection of paint and decorate to your heart’s desire. After you’ve decorated it, your piece will be glazed and fired in a kiln to create that one-of-a-kind piece of art. For those younger artists, Potter’s Haven offers smaller pieces that can be painted with acrylic paint and taken home the same day. pottershavenartstudio.com – 816.525.9323 SUMMIT THEATRE GROUP Summit Theatre Group provides unique and original theatre experiences to audiences and participants alike. Shows for the rest of our 2017 season include: “Next to Normal,” June15-16; 22-24, “Sondheim on Sondheim,” June 16-17; 23-25, “Cellular ‘Cenes or Well-Played,” April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, and August 25, “Wings“ October 13-14; 20-22, and “Nuncrackers” in December. summittheatregroup.com – 816.463.2654

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WINE & DESIGN KC Unleash your inner artist at Wine & Design where all you have to do is sign up, show up, sip and paint. The studio offers a variety of paintings to choose from and can accommodate private parties, team-building and other fun events. The design on wheels program will even come to your business or home to host a wine & design party. wineanddesign.com – 816.875.9707


FESTIVALS

Welcome to Lee’s Summit, where we know how to have a good time and celebrate life. Experience our food, music, culture, art and more at one of our unique festivals. DOWNTOWN DAYS Downtown Days is June 2-4, 2017, spanning six blocks in the historic and awardwinning Downtown Lee’s Summit central business district. Live entertainment, food vendors, a carnival, arts and culture area, Sports Zone, Kids’ Street and much more are all part of the festivities. leessummitdowntowndays.com – 816.246.6598 SMOKIN' ON THE SUMMIT SMOKIN’ on the Summit BBQ is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition held annually the first weekend in June. This is the 7th year for the annual event that will be held June 2 & 3 on the beautiful grounds of Unity Village. The event is a state championship qualifier with all teams competing for placement into the American Royal BBQ. smokinonthesummitbbq.com LEGACY BLAST Legacy Blast is a celebration of Independence held on July 3 (rainout date: July 5), and features a free fireworks extravaganza choreographed to music. Food vendors, entertainers, and inflatables will be on-site before the fireworks. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. Bring the family and blankets for fun under the stars and a celebration of our freedom. LSParks.net – 816.969.1500 OKTOBERFEST Transport yourself to the heart of Munich with all the excitement of the Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Oktoberfest festival held Sept. 22-23, 2017 in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Join 70,000 attendees and enjoy arts and crafts, Kids Street, a carnival, German meals and dancing, biergarten, home brew competition, live entertainment and much more throughout the weekend. The festival is held annually the last full weekend in September. LSoktoberfest.com – 816.524.2424

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GETTING AROUND There’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned road trip, but why not arrive in style? AMTRAK Amtrak serves Lee’s Summit daily. Ticket information and pricing are available by calling 1.800.USA.RAIL or online at amtrak.com. Tickets can be purchased at Union Station in Kansas City or once on board. Reservations are required. Amtrak.com – 816.872.7245 LEE’S SUMMIT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport is currently owned and operated by the City of Lee’s Summit. By fall 2017, the two runways will be improved to include one 5,500 ft. by 100 ft. runway and the one 4,000 ft. by 75 ft. runway. The airport has 24 buildings, including a 40,000-square-foot heated hangar to accommodate most business and corporate aircraft and has many tie-down spots housing approximately 172 aircraft. Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport provides fast, friendly service and offers the best prices in the Kansas City area. LSairport.net – 816.969.1800 RENTAL CAR SERVICES Need a way to get from point A to point B while in town? Check out one of our rental car services. • Budget | 308 NE M-291 Highway – 816.554.9650 – budget.com • Enterprise | 1025 SW Blue Parkway – 816.246.8185 – enterprise.com • Hertz | 505 NW Blue Parkway – 816.347.0997 – hertz.com • 10/10 Taxi | 816.474.0100

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WHERE TO STAY We invite you to make yourself comfortable in Lee’s Summit. Take a break from the demands of everyday life and relax. Lee’s Summit’s selection of welcoming lodging at affordable rates and easy access to major roadways makes for an ideal place to kick back and make some memories. Comfort Inn & Suites 3701 NE Ralph Powell Rd Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816.554.6688 (76 rooms)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 1201 NW Innovation Pkwy Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 1.888.465.4329

Best Western Plus 4825 NE Lakewood Way Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816.795.6400 (72 rooms)

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott 1301 NE Windsor Drive Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.524.7572 (54 rooms)

Super 8 Motel 607 SE Oldham Parkway Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 816.524.8181 (50 rooms)

Comfort Inn 963 SE Oldham Parkway Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 816.524.8863 (65 rooms)

Hampton Inn 1751 NE Douglas Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 816.347.8600 (109 rooms)

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites 1020 SE Blue Parkway Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 816.554.7600 (63 rooms)

Unity Hotel and Conference Center 1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, MO 64065 816.347.5537 (50 rooms)

LODGING NEARBY Drury Inn & Suites 20300 E 42nd St. South Blue Springs, MO 64015 816.795.9393 Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast 1 Hawthorne Place Independence, MO 64052 816.252.2607

Hilton Garden Inn 19677 East Jackson Drive Independence, MO 64057 816.350.3000 (200 rooms) Staybridge Suites Kansas City-Independence 19400 East 39th Place S. Independence, MO 64057 816.994.2700

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center 18011 Bass Pro Drive Independence, MO 64055 816.908.9600 (167 rooms)

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ONGOING EVENTS Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market 7 a.m.- sellout Wednesdays and Saturdays through Nov.18, Corner of 2nd and Douglas 816.246.6598 downtownls.org Football Fundays Sundays from Labor Day through Super Bowl Sunday Paradise Park 816.246.5224 paradise-park.com Playful Kinetics Memorial Day - Labor Day Paradise Park 816.246.5224 paradise-park.com Gardens of Myth May 27 through October 22 Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org Downtown Days

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MAY 2017 MAY 6 May the Fourth be With You Party Paradise Park 816.246.5224 paradise-park.com MAY 6 Public Plant Sale Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org MAY 6 Fungi & Fermentation Festival Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org MAY 12 Middle School Teen Night Paradise Park 816.246.5224 paradise-park.com

MAY 13 Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market Spring Celebration Corner of 2nd and Douglas streets 816.246.6598 downtownls.org MAY 13 Iris Weekend at Powell Gardens Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org MAY 13 Cooking Demo with Barb the Gardner Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org MAY 14 Mothers receive free Admission Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org


MAY 20 The Kansas City Succulent Society Display and Plant Sale Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org

JUNE 3 National Prairie Day-Prairie Splendor Nature Hike Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org

JUNE 11 Under the Blue Moon: Rare Plant Auction & Dinner Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org/bluemoon

MAY 20 CBHH Swing Into Action for Veterans Golf Outing Shamrock Hills Golf Club 816.679.9969 combatbootsandhighheels.org

JUNE 4 Heartland Beekeeping Partnership Workshop Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600, ext. 306 powellgardens.org

JUNE 12 Family Fun Night at Summit Waves 816.969.1546 cityofls.net

MAY 21 Missouri Barn Dinner with Chef Carlos Falcon of Jarocho Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org MAY 26 Fourth Fridays Art Walk – Music in May Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 downtownls.org MAY 26 Music in the Park Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 downtownls.org MAY 26 Cellular Cenes Street Theatre Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 downtownls.org JUNE 2017 JUNE 2-4 Downtown Days Festival Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 downtownls.org

JUNE 8 Ladies’ Night Out Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.554.9190 JUNE 9 Night Flight 5K Legacy Park Amphitheater cityofls.net JUNE 9 Middle School Teen Night Paradise Park 816.246.5224 paradise-park.com JUNE 10 Garden Glow and Wellness Day Spa in the Garden Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600, ext. 306 powellgardens.org JUNE 10 Fresh Bites Cooking Demo with Barb Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org JUNE 10 Got Talent Lee’s Summit High School Performing Arts Center 816.347.3298 lstalent.com

JUNE 23 Fourth Fridays Art Walk-Art for a Cause & Cocktail Crawl Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 downtownls.org JUNE 24 Buzz in! Powell Gardens’ Bee Demonstration & Education Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org JUNE 25 Powell Gardens Tree Walk Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org JUNE 25 Missouri Barn Dinner with Chef Brandon Winn of Webster House Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org JUNE 26 - JULY 4 Firecracker Days Paradise Park 816.246.5224 paradise-park.com

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JULY 2017 JULY 1 Booms & Blooms Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org Festival of Butterflies

JULY 8 Fresh Bites Cooking Demo with Barb Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org JULY 11 Teacher Appreciation Day Sky Zone Trampoline Park 816.813.4428 skyzone.com/leessummit

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JULY 13 Powell Gardens-Midsummer’s Night Cocktail Party Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org JULY 14 Middle School Teen Night Paradise Park 816.246.5224 paradise-park.com JULY 15 Downtown Lee’s Summit Sidewalk Sale 816.246.6598 downtownls.org JULY 15 - AUGUST 6 Ultimate Laser Tag Days Paradise Park 816.246.5224 paradise-park.com

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JULY 17 Teen Night Summit Waves Aquatic Park 816.969.1546 cityofls.net JULY 19 Christmas in July at the Market Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market 816.246.6598 downtownls.org JULY 19 Powell Gardens Reciprocal Day with the Kansas City Zoo Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org JULY 19 Family Night Summit Waves Aquatic Park 816.969.1546 cityofls.net JULY 23 Missouri Barn Dinner with Chef Alex Pope of The Local Pig 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org JULY 24 City of Lee’s Summit Blood Drive City Hall 816.645.4323 cityofls.net JULY 24 Family Night Summit Waves Aquatic Park 816.969.1546 cityofls.net JULY 26 Well Played Street Theatre Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 downtownls.org


JULY 28 Fourth Fridays Art Walk – July for Guys Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 downtownls.org

AUGUST 11-13 Festival of Butterflies Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org

JULY 29 Powell Gardens Native Butterfly Count Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org

AUGUST 12 Fresh Bite Cooking Demo with Barb Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org

JULY 30 Powell Gardens Dragonfly Day Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org

AUGUST 25 Fourth Fridays Art Walk-Art in the Alleys Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 downtownls.org

JULY 31 Teen Night Summit Waves Aquatic Park 816.969.1546 cityofls.net

AUGUST 27 Powell Gardens Missouri Barn Dinner Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org

AUGUST 2017 AUGUST 4 -6 Festival of Butterflies Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org AUGUST 7 Family Night Summit Waves Aquatic Park 816.969.1546 cityofls.net

SEPTEMBER 9 Cooking Demo with Barb the Gardener Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden 816.697.2600 powellgardens.org SEPTEMBER 14 Piccadilly Gala The Pavilion at John Knox Village 816.246.6598 downtownls.org SEPTEMBER 22-24 Oktoberfest Festival Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.524.2424 lsoktoberfest.com

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SEPTEMBER 2017 SEPTEMBER 1 Fall Open House Downtown Lee’s Summit 816.246.6598 downtownls.org

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