SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018

11AM – START
Begins at Linwood & Broadway and proceeds south along Broadway to 43rd Street → GOOGLE MAP

2018 PARADE THEME

The Pipes Are Calling: A Celebration of Irish Music

We are thrilled to announce the theme of the 2018 Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade – “The Pipes are Calling: A Celebration of Irish Music”. The theme is a tribute to Jody Watson, a beloved member of the Parade Committee that we lost in 2017. Jody served as the Lone Piper that kicked off the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for over 27 years.

We are now accepting applications to participate in the 2018 Parade, you can download the application form here. Simply follow the submission instructions outlined in the application.

2017 WINNING ENTRIES

GRAND PRIZE: Bob Hamilton Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Rooter

MIKE MURPHY SHOWMANSHIP

Darby Clan

CHAIRMAN’S CHOICE

United Excel

HARVESTERS FAN FAVORITE

PENDING FINAL TALLY…

FAMILY DIVISION

  1. Mike O’Connor Family
  2. Reardon Burke Soden Lillis & McGee
  3. Rellihan & O’Neill Clans

BUSINESS DIVISION

  1. James B. Nutter & Company
  2. JE Dunn Construction Co.
  3. Piermagic Foundation

TRADE DIVISION

  1. United Auto Workers Local 249 & 15A
  2. Fire Trucks & Intntl Assoc. of Firefighters Local 42
  3. Plumbers Local #8

ORGANIZATION DIVISION

  1. Kansas City Irish Center
  2. Mid-Continent Public Library
  3. Ed’s Posse

BAND DIVISION

  1. Louisburg High School
  2. Southeast High School/AC Prep
  3. Emerald City Marching Band

DRILL TEAM DIVISION

  1. Kansas City Marching Sizzlers
  2. Kansas City Marching Falcons
  3. Gateway Highsteppers

MEDIA DIVISION

  1. 107.3 Magic
  2. KPRS-Hot 103 JAMZ!
  3. 101 The Fox

SCHOOL DIVISION

  1. The Driscoll School of Irish Dance
  2. Saint Therese School
  3. Dowds Irish Dance Academy

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

  • Kansas City Saint Andrews Pipes & Drums
  • O’Rourke/Sweeney Clans
  • Willie Arthur Smith’s Marching Cobras