Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered by this list, feel free to let us know. You can find contact information at our Contact Us page.

The Parade takes place every March 17th, regardless of the day it falls on whether weekend or weekday, starting at 11:00am at Broadway & Linwood streets. See the Parade Route for a map.

We will post “NO PARKING” signs along the parade route and staging and disbursement areas at least 24 hours in advance for notification of businesses and residents and patrons in the area.

No Parking will be enforced starting 5am on March 17th, the police will begin ticketing and towing vehicles off of the route starting at 5am.

The entire route will begin closing on March 17th starting at 8am from the south section of Broadway moving north to 31st street.

You can view the entire parade route and staging/disbursement areas via the link on our homepage.

We have created a Google map with available parking locations along the parade route. Simply click on any of the “P” icons on the page for the lot location, opening times, # of spaces available and cost to park. You can access that Google Map here. 

Yes, but fortunately, everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Visit our map here that shows the parade route, staging areas as well as available parking spots around the route. You can also take advantage of the KCMO public transportation options, or you can use ride-share options like Lyft or Uber.

Unfortunately no – it is STRICTLY against the rules for our parade for any entry on the route to hand out candy or any other items while they are progressing down the parade route. This is for the safety for not only our parade entries, but all of the attendees of the parade as well.

Yes, with restrictions. Glass containers are not allowed in coolers or on the route. Alcoholic beverages are also not allowed on the parade route. You are requested to only bring a personal-sized cooler, so leave the refrigerator-sized one at home this time. Also, subject to the direction of city ordinances and the police department, coolers may be searched and/or confiscated. Your cooperation with the police department is thereby requested. Please be sure to respect our streets as well and take your litter with you after the parade has ended.

Yes. There will be multiple vendors on the route that will have food/drink available.

Because of the size of the audience, and for safety’s sake, you should leave your pets at home. And pets are allowed in the parade, provided that you have noted this on your parade application, and you have people in place with your entry responsible for cleaning up any animal waste.

No. Tickets are not sold for the reviewing stand. It is reserved for honored guests and VIP members of the KC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee sponsors. We invite you to become a member of the committee, though. Some of the most premium spots to view the parade are from our parade security volunteer positions.

You can find contact information at our Contact Us page on

The parade begins at 11:00am and usually wraps up around 1:30pm.

The parade begins at Broadway & Linwood, and ends at Broadway and 43rd Street.

There are a wealth of great options for viewing the parade along our route. The crowd tends to be the heaviest nearer to the review stand, and in Westport, given the collection of restaurants & bars in that area. We have an area nearer to the end of the route where we have a special area set up for kids and is very family friendly with games and other activities to keep the kiddos entertained.

The parade goes on, rain, snow, or shine, and we make every effort to hold the parade unless in circumstances of severe weather where it is unsafe for people to be outdoors.

Yes, there are portable toilets located at several areas along the parade route.

No, we have several entries that come back year after year, and we have several new entries each year. Our committee does a great job of lining up the parade each year, to ensure that each of our entries are well spaced, and unique from each other as much as possible.

We are always looking for additional volunteers to join our parade committee family! We meet monthly throughout the year to plan the parade and our other fundraising efforts, and then more frequently as parade season approaches. Please reach out via our Contact Us form, and we will get you added to our committee email list.

Refund & Cancellation Policies

Donations Refund Policy

For donations made using social media or the website, if you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to the KC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, we will honor your request for a refund made within 5 days of your donation.

To request a refund, email Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

Parade Entry Refund Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable. Refunds will not be given for no-shows, cancellations, extractions, bad weather, etc.

Parade Merchandise Refund Policy

We will refund goods which are returned in brand new/unworn condition within 15 days of receipt. Refunds will be processed within 10 working days of us receiving the item. We are unable to give a refund for returned items received outside the 15 day period.