Downtown Days returns this weekend with favorites from prior years returning to Lee’s Summit.
The Elders will perform their Celtic folk rock Saturday night at the free festival.
For those interested in history and machines, a Vietnam War era helicopter, a UH-1 “Huey,” will be on display. It flew 3,482 combat mission hours between 1967 and 1971 and was shot down four times, said Julie Cook, events and promotions director for Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street Inc. Members of the American Legion will share their experiences near the helicopter.
Children will enjoy a petting zoo and $5 pony rides at Kids Street.
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And all weekend music, food, two beer tents, handcrafted goods and other entertainment will draw crowds to the festival.
“The Downtown Days committee has worked very hard to make this year’s festival a great success, and we couldn’t have planned it without their help,” Cook said. “I’m most excited about seeing The Elders on Saturday night, watching the families enjoying Kids’ Street, and the food.”
On Sunday, people can buy a wristband for unlimited rides at the carnival.
In addition to the Elders, other music groups and acts will perform on the Depot Stage. Prizes and appearances by former players and mascots for Kansas City’s Royals, Chiefs and other teams will take place at the Sports & Autograph Booth. A cup-stacking competition will bring prizes to the fastest stackers at the booth.