On this day, the emerald green wave of floats, leprechauns, and Lucky Charms will head through midtown and down Broadway...turning everyone along the way just a wee bit Irish.
History of the Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade:
Mike Murphy to the Rescue:
2012 Grand Marshall:
Parade Time and Route Info:
The parade will start at 33rd/Linwood at Broadway, head south on Broadway and ends at 43rd Street in Westport.
Parade is from 11:00am-1:00pm (approx).
The 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is broadcast live on WDAF-TV Channel 4 from 11-2.
Great Big Floats:
In addition to the traditional parade floats, the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade features giant Irish themed balloons similar to those you see at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.
Just a "Wee" Tip:
Make sure you stay on the same side of the parade as where you parked. If you park on the West side and end up watching the parade on the East, you’re in some serious trouble. You can’t cross over, so you’ll have to walk all the way back to the starting or ending point to get back to your car. Trust me—it happened to me in 2004!
In recent years, the parade committee has thrown up a bunch of barricades, making it next to impossible to jump across…just in case you thought that might work.