Creative Community

With a variety of galleries, museums, performance venues, festivals, and public art, residents and visitors alike will find plenty to do and see throughout the city. Whether you are looking to learn a new art technique, find an exciting event to attend, or seeking out new exhibitions, you'll find plenty of cultural offerings throughout Lee's Summit.


Featured Events and Festivals


Fourth Friday Art Walks
Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street

Fourth Friday Art Walks in Downtown Lee’s Summit happen on the fourth Friday of the month, April through August. Each Art Walk is packed with a variety of activities including artist receptions, artist showcases, Music in the Park at Howard Station Park, street theatre, Yoga in the Streets, and even some surprises!

Downtown Sculpture Walk
Lee's Summit Cultural Arts

The Downtown Sculpture Walk is an outdoor public art program with the goal to enhance the vibrancy of our city through unique and engaging public art. Several sculptures are installed throughout the downtown business district. Artwork was selected from a national call for artists and juried by members of the Arts Council and Downtown Lee’s Summit.

View the exhibit and vote for your favorite!

Arts Week
Lee's Summit Cultural Arts

October 13 - 22, 2023

A celebration of our city’s vibrant arts and cultural scene! Explore outdoor sculptures, museums and visual art exhibits. Immerse yourself in a performance. Tour historic buildings or learn something new at a workshop or class.

Downtown Days
Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street

Downtown Days is a family-friendly festival featuring carnival rides, live entertainment, arts and crafts, delicious food vendors, kids’ area, and much more!

Farmers Market
Downtown Mainstreet

The Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market has been named the no. 1 Farmers Market in the state of Missouri by the America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest six years in a row. The Farmers Market has been in existence for more than 20 years and features goods from over 50 local farmers and producers.

Music in the Park
Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends

Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres at Music in the Park at Howard Station Park in Downtown Lee’s Summit. This event starts Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day weekend.

Summer Concert Series

The lineup includes artists who have played in local, national and international venues; free movie events, concerts and more. The series is held May through October.


At Oktoberfest transport yourself to the heart of Munich with all the excitement of this wundervoll fall festival in downtown Lee’s Summit. Oktoberfest features Kids Street, arts and crafts fair, German meals, beer and brat tents, Biergartens, carnival, the Sportzelt, live entertainment, contests, a Rootbiergarten, home brew tasting, German dancers and much more.