The Brookside Business Association and Brookside CID regret to announce that we are canceling the 40th Annual Brookside St. Patrick’s Warm-Up Parade to have been held this Saturday, March 14th. We know the announcement will be disappointing to many who enjoy the annual celebration and reunion in Brookside. The parade means a lot to our community, our businesses, and so many across Kansas City. This was a difficult decision and one we hoped we would not have to make. Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding while we evaluated options. After careful consideration, conversations with those in our community and consideration of similar situations around Kansas City and the country, we decided canceling the event is the most responsible decision and in the best interest of those in our community. Although we won’t host the parade, our many Brookside businesses will remain open and we appreciate your continued support. We look forward to finding other ways to honor the Brookside St. Patrick’s tradition and finding other ways to celebrate together in the near future.
Since we can't be together to celebrate, we hope you'll share some of your favorite memories from past parades. Just post your memory on Facebook or Instagram and include #BKSStPatsParade, or tag us on Facebook @brooksidekc or Instagram at @brooksidekansascity. We'll share some of our favorites.
And if you're celebrating St. Patrick’s Day close to home or are just stir crazy, your local Brookside shops, restaurants, and service providers are open and ready to help. For 100 years Brookside merchants have been known for their welcoming smiles and outstanding customer service. And we're ready to serve you when you need us most. Avoid the big crowds and shop local.