St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Kansas City

St. Patrick’s Day parades in Kansas City are back this year and there are so many fun events to choose from, including the brand new parade in Overland Park. If your kids aren’t on spring break on the 17th, you’re in luck because there are several parades the weekend before. Don’t forget to wear green and bring a bag for collecting candy!

Saturday, March 12

Brookside Warm-Up Parade

Belton St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade begins at 5 p.m. along Main Street.

Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Warm-Up Parade

The parade begins at 2 p.m. The route begins at 65th and Wornall Road. You can check out the full parade route here.

Lee’s Summit Emerald Isle Parade

The parade begins at noon. Come early for the Pot ‘O Gold Coin Hunt at 11:30 a.m. at Howard Station Park.

Overland Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade begins at 10 a.m. Come to the first ever Overland Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Overland Park! The parade route starts at 79th and Floyd Street and goes west on 79th Street to Santa Fe Drive. It then proceeds along Santa Fe Drive to Robinson Street.

Snake Saturday Parade

The parade begins at 11 a.m. The parade starts at 14th and Swift and moves north on Swift. At Armour Road the parade will turn east proceeding past the judges and the main grandstand in front of City Hall. At Howell Street, the parade turns back to the south and disperses at 16th Street.

Sunday, March 13

Parade in downtown Shawnee

Martin City St. Patrick’s Parade

The parade begins at 2 p.m. The route starts at 135th and Washington and ends at 135th and Holmes.

Shawnee St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade begins at 1 p.m. The parade route travels east on Johnson Drive from Monrovia Street to Niemen Road.

Thursday, March 17

Blue Springs Shortest and Smallest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade runs from 9 a.m. – 9:01 am. This parade route measures only 66 feet along Main Street! Short and sweet.

Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade begins at 11 a.m. The parade route runs along Broadway starting at Linwood and proceeds south to 43rd Street. Check out the FAQs for tips on parking and other parade details.

Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade begins at 1 p.m. The parade starts at South Park and travels along Mass Street through downtown Lawrence.

Leavenworth St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade begins at 12 pm. The parade starts at 4th Street and Cherokee and runs along the parade route mapped out here.

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