KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to the metro.
The horses originated in Scotland became part of the Anheuser-Busch family in 1933. They were purchased as a gift to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition.
Here’s where you can see them this week:
Sept. 11, 3 p.m. — 500 Block of S. Commercial Drive, Bonner Springs, Kansas
Sept. 12, 3 p.m. — 9100 Block of N.W. Highway 45, Parkville, Missouri
Sept. 13, 3 p.m. — 4900 Block of Roe Boulevard, Roeland Park, Kansas
Sept. 15, noon — 1100 Block of S. 7 Highway, Blue Springs, Missouri
There’s also a visit planned for Sept. 14, but the company hasn’t planned the time or location at this time. Check here for updates.
The Clydesdales will help Price Chopper celebrate its 40th anniversary. In addition to the anniversary celebration, the Clydesdales will be part of a check presentation for a veterans group called “Folds of Honor.”
Ricky Sickman will speak at the event this weekend on behalf of the organization. Sickman is a Marine sergeant who was a prisoner of war during the Iran Hostage Crisis.
Budweiser Clydesdale handlers say it’s an honor to support veterans while bringing joy to the people of Kansas City.
“The people are always excited to go to events and see the Clydesdales because a lot of times they can’t see them in person and it gives them an opportunity to see them up close, get their picture with them, sometimes pet them and truly see how magnificent these gentle giants truly are,” Rudy Helmuth said. “Because they truly are an American icon.”