It’s that time again for celebrating all things Irish throughout Lee’s Summit and Kansas City. It’s everybody’s chance to “get their Irish on” for the day, and there are plenty of festive events planned throughout the greater Kansas City area that are sure to bring a smile to your face and maybe even an Irish tune to your lips. Bagpipes, kilts, Irish step dancers, traditional Irish dishes such as corned beef and cabbage and, of course, those mischievous Leprechauns will make for a very merry time indeed!
If you’re wondering about what to see and where to go this St. Patrick’s Day, you’re in luck. Here at your hometown Lee’s Summit Chevy dealer, McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit, we look forward to painting the town green and showing our true Irish spirit. So we’ve put together this handy guide to all of the exciting 2016 Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day events that you won’t want to miss.
44th Annual Blarney On Broadway St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17, 11 a.m.
Kansas City will once again celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in grand style with marching bands, floats, and all sorts of spectacular Irish fun. This year’s theme is “Blarney On Broadway.” The parade starts in Midtown on Broadway and runs from Linwood to 43rd Street. The Parade began in 1873 as a celebration of Kansas City’s proud Irish heritage, and the fun continues this year.
Lee’s Summit Emerald Isle Breakfast
March 12, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Mingle Restaurant in Downtown Lee’s Summit gets this year’s Irish celebration off to a savory start. Satisfy your appetite in plenty of time for the annual Emerald Isle Parade with a hearty breakfast consisting of traditional Irish fare.
11th Annual Lee’s Summit Emerald Isle Parade
March 12, 12 Noon
Llywelyn’s Pub proudly presents this year’s “Sham-Rockin'” parade featuring floats, walking groups, Irish dancers, musicians, and more. Plus, enjoy a “Blarney Brew Off” home brew competition, and a Pot O’ Gold Hunt for the kids.
31st Annual “Snake Saturday” Parade & Festival
March 12 -13, North KC
Head on over to the heart of Downtown North Kansas City for a rollicking good time, celebrating everything Irish. With the theme “Wee the People,” this popular two-day annual event features an exciting parade, an annual charity cook-off, food vendors, children’s activities, carnival rides, and so much more. What’s even more, the event has contributed more than $1 million to various local charities.
36th Annual Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Warm-Up Parade
March 12, 2 p.m.
With the theme “Leapin’ Leprechauns,” Brookside gets ready to celebrate St. Pat’s Day with a fun-filled parade for the entire family.
29th Annual “Irishpalooza”
March 13, 2 p.m.
Billed as “Kansas City’s Biggest Little Fun Parade,” Irishpalooza in Martin City has everything you could ask for to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in KC. This year’s theme is “Shamrocks & Ewoks,” with a nod to those cute furry creatures inhabiting the Star Wars universe. The event draws more than 20,000 people to Martin City for all the fun.
Whiskey Run 5K
March 13, 8:30 a.m.
Preceding the Irishpalooza parade, the Whisky Run is a chip-timed event that’s fun for the entire family. Participants are encouraged to wear Irish costumes and will receive a race shirt, pint glass, and a free post-race brunch at RC’s.
It’s Your Lucky Day At McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit
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