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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After being away for two years due to the Pandemic, St. Patrick’s Day festivities return to the Westport area this year.

Kansas City’s oldest entertainment district offers a hangout spot before, during, and after the parade.

The parade will start at 11 a.m. on March 17, beginning at Linwood & Broadway and proceeding south along Broadway to 43rd Street.

Parade route and parking map

To avoid any traffic, you can also take advantage of the KCMO public transportation options or use ride-share options like Lyft or Uber.

Festivities will include food, drinks, outdoor beer gardens, unique sidewalk cafés, live entertainment, and more.

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

The event will refund goods in brand new/unworn condition within 15 days of receipt. Refunds will be processed ten working days after returning the items.

Road Closures:

  • Westport Road will be closed from Mill Street to Broadway.
  • Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed from 40th Terrace to 42nd Street.
  • Broadway will also be closed for the parade from Linwood to 43rd Street.

The parade’s theme is “Doing an Irish Dance,” and organizers are accepting applications to be a part of the fun.

You can volunteer for the parade. The event asks to reach out to the “contact us form” to get you added to the committee list.

Did you have a Shamrocking time at the parade? We’d love to see! Share your parade photos below!