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St. Patrick’s Day event guide

16 parties, parades and other events in Kansas City and Lawrence

The Brookside St. Patrick's Day Parade attracts large crowds.

Planning a St. Patrick’s Day party or event? Email dugan@inkkc.com with details — including when, where and price of admission — and we’ll include you in next week’s guide.


Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run

When: 9:55 a.m. Saturday

Where: Westport

What: A Westport tradition, this year’s race will be held the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day. You can compete as part of a team or a “centipede team” (three or more attached runners), in addition to individually. The race starts and ends near the intersection of Westport Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. Costumes are highly encouraged. Registration is $30 through Thursday and $35 through race day. The race benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City.

Info: stpatricksday4milerun.com

Fake Patty’s Caravan Crawl

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Eleven locations throughout Brookside/Waldo

What: Registration includes access to 11 bars in the Brookside/Waldo area, three drink tickets and access to drink specials and transportation. Bars include Brooksider, Charlie Hooper’s and the Well. Registration is $60.

Info: mydrinkon.com


When: 11 a.m. Sunday

Where: 135th Street near Holmes in Martin City

What: The day is packed with events surrounding the 26th annual Martin City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There’s an event tent with a DJ, a best dressed dog contest and a 5K run in the hours leading up to the 2 p.m. parade. Parade winners will be announced at 4 p.m. at the event tent.

Info: irishpalooza.com

“Lawyers, Lawmen and Outlaws”

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Kansas City Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

What: Local author Pat O’Neill, who wrote “From the Bottom Up: The Story of the Irish in Kansas City,” discusses the Irish legacy. The event is free.

Info: kclibrary.org

Elders Hoolie 2013

When: 8 p.m. March 16

Where: Uptown Theater

What: The 11th annual event features dancing, as well as music from the Elders. General admission tickets are $25.

Info: uptowntheater.com

Snake Saturday Parade and Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16

Where: Near the intersection of Armour Road and Fayette in North Kansas City

What: It’s “Irish Roots and Cowboy Boots” for this year’s Snake Saturday Parade.

Info: snakesaturday.com

Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Warm-Up Parade

When: 2 p.m. March 16

Where: Begins at 65th and Wornall

What: Historic Brookside hosts its 33rd annual parade through the area’s quaint neighborhoods. The theme for this year’s parade is “Lucky 13.” The parade is free.

Info: brooksidekc.org

Power & Light District

When: 7 a.m. March 17

Where: KC Live! Block and various Power & Light District bars

What: Things start early, when McFadden’s Sports Saloon and the Dubliner open their doors at 7 a.m. for beer and breakfast. There are contests, games and specials on green beer and shots beginning at 11 a.m. There’s live music starting at 1 p.m. from Patrick Woolam and the Transients, the Patrick Lentz Band, Dolewite and DJ Pauly D on the KC Live! stage. Admission to the Live! Block is free.

Info: powerandlightdistrict.com

Browne’s Irish Marketplace

When: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17

Where: Browne’s Irish Marketplace, 3300 Pennsylvania

What: Kick off the day with an Irish breakfast from the restaurant. There’s an outdoor tent with music throughout the day, plus a children’s area.

Info: brownesmarket.com

Westport Alley Party

When: 10 a.m. March 17

Where: 510 Westport Road

What: Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar, Buzzard Beach, Dark Horse Tavern, Harry’s Bar and Tables and Gambal’s Social Club combine to create a St. Patrick’s Day beer garden. There’s live music from noon to 10 p.m., and the event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City.

Kelly’s Westport Inn

When: 10 a.m. March 17

Where: 500 Westport Road

What: There’s a $5 cash cover charge, with proceeds going to Welcome House.

Info: kellyswestportinn.com

Tanner’s (Waldo)

When: 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. March 17

Where: 7425 Broadway

What: Drink and food specials throughout the day — including corned beef and cabbage, Reuben sandwiches and Irish nachos. There are two DJs throughout the day, and the restaurant will be giving away a trip to Cancun, as well.

Info: tannersbarandgrill.com

Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: 11 a.m. March 17

Where: Broadway from Linwood to 43rd Street

What: The city’s most notable St. Patrick’s Day parade celebrates its 41st year. This year’s theme is “Gathering of the Clans — An Irish Homecoming,” and the Rev. Patrick Tobin serves as the grand marshal. The parade is free to attend.

Info: kcirishparade.com

Charlie Hooper’s

When: 11 a.m. March 17

Where: 12 W. 63rd St.

What: The popular Brookside bar serves its corned beef and cabbage and will have drink specials throughout the day. There will also be bagpipers. No cover.

Info: charliehoopers.com

Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: 1:30 p.m. March 17

Where: Massachusetts Street near South Park

What: Lawrence’s annual parade has been running since 1988.

Info: lawrencestpatricksday.com

Gusto Lounge

When: March 17

Where: 504 Westport Road

What: The patio will be open, and there will be DJs and green Jell-O shots to celebrate the occasion.

Info: thegustolounge.com


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