Save the date for the 2023 Brookside St. Patrick's Day Warm-Up Parade - Saturday March 11th at 2 pm. The parade is hosted by the Brookside Business Association and Community Improvement District and draws participants and spectators from around the metro. Organizations and businesses from our neighborhoods and across the metro enter the parade each year. Whether marching, dancing, walking or riding vehicles ranging from red wagons and bikes to floats and classic cars, the entrants, music and other festivities are sure to entertain groups and families of all ages. Entries include bands, drill teams, Irish dancers, bagpipers, and dogs of all shapes and sizes. It’s a one-of-a-kind event that you don’t want to miss!
The parade is rain or shine, and a little rain won't hold up back. The current forecast calls for some drizzle and light showers, but so long as we can safely hold the parade (no ice, lightening, dangerous winds or similar) we'll hold the parade as scheduled. If there is heavy rain at 2 pm we may choose to delay the start by up to an hour. If there are updates or changes we'll post them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023, rain or shine
Start Time: 2:00 p.m.
Theme: Chasing Rainbows
Parade updates: on Facebook at BrooksideKC, on Instagram at BrooksideKansasCityor online at BrooksideKC.org.
- Start at 65th and Wornall
- North on Wornall to 63rd St.
- East on 63rd St to Main
- South on Main St. to Meyer Blvd.
- West on Meyer Blvd. to Brookside Rd.
Click here to download the 2023 Parade Route PDF
The parade starts at 2 pm sharp unless there is an announced weather delay. The parade starts at 65th and Wornall and spectators are not allowed to line up on 65th Street. No candy will be given out until the start of the parade.
Lindsay Shively named 2023 Parade Grand Marshal!
The 2023 parade will be led by Grand Marshal KSHB 41 news anchor and Brookside resident Lindsay Shively! As a morning TV anchor/reporter, Murrow and Emmy award winner, Lindsay's career has sent her across the country and around the world! In 2014, she traveled to Afghanistan where she embedded with Missouri National Guard soldiers to tell the story of the end of America's longest war.
Here at home, she's traveled to cover everything from F-5 tornadoes and hurricanes to high-profile court cases and March Madness. She covered a KU Championship on the road but she's a die-hard Mizzou Tigers, Royals and Chiefs fan! Lindsay's no stranger to parades and was instrumental in covering the Chief’s Super Bowl parade again this year!
Lindsay is also mom, wife, and a KC native living in Brookside. An avid Brookside supporter, you may have seen her at the Brookside Art Annual, local restaurants, tree lightings or just enjoying some recreational shopping. She's also excited to lead the 2023 parade. “I'm honored and SO EXCITED to serve as Grand Marshal of the 41st Brookside St. Patrick's Day Warm Up Parade this year! My family & I can't wait to see you!”
Congratulations to Brookside's 2023 honorary Ms. Irish, Sandra Neumann, owner Brookside Gallery and Framing
Each year the Brookside Business Association selects a business owner or other contributor to the Brookside Shops to serve as the honorary Mr. and/or Mrs. Irish for the Brookside St. Patrick's Day Warm-Up Parade. This year’s honoree is Sandra Neumann, Owner, Brookside Gallery and Framing. Sandra has owned and operated the gallery for 20 years. She began as an employee in 2003 and then purchased the business in 2004. “The best part of the business is the people. It’s like a second family. I meet so many great people and love learning about their artwork and the stories behind it and why they’re having it framed. I learn a lot about my customers and Kansas City through artwork I see and the histories shared.” Beyond that she loves being part of the Brookside Shops which she describes as a sanctuary from the big city. “I love the friendliness, and family atmosphere. It’s a personal experience, you’re not just a number. You can actually carry on a conversation in the store. It’s just so comfortable.” Learn more about Sandra and Brookside Gallery and Framing here
Congrats again to our 2022 parade winners!
Congratulations to our 2022 parade winners. With so many outstanding entries it was a tough choice as always.
- Grand Prize Winner - Up, Up & Away
- Best Use of Theme - LDK Lawn
- Brookside/KC Spirit Award - Driscoll Dancers
- Best Music - Marching Wildcats