The 39th Annual Brookside St. Patrick's Warm-Up Parade is a wrap!
Each year the Brookside Business Association and Community Improvement District sponsor the Brookside St. Patrick’s Warm-Up Parade - a fun, family-oriented event occurring the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day. In 2019 we celebrated A Little Bit O’ Blarney Saturday, March 16th at 2pm. With perfect weather – sunny and in the 60s – thousands of attendees from across the metro helped us celebrate one of largest and best attended Brookside parades. The parade was led by our 2019 Grand Marshal, KSHB’s Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak and Sunny the Weather Dog (at her first parade).
Over 100 organizations and businesses from across Kansas City and the surrounding communities participated. Parade entries ranged from bagpipes and Irish Setters, Mr. Peanut and the peanut mobile to Sporting KC’s Blue the Dog, and calliopes to some of the City’s best dance and drill teams. We were also joined by local celebrities including Mayor Sly James and County Executive and former Royal, Frank White and a host of sitting elected officials in classic cars of all types.
Thank you to Silas Williams for this great parade recap!
Congratulations to our 2019 parade winners!
We’re excited to announce the 2019 parade winners. With so many great and entertaining entries it was a tough choice this year. Drumroll please....
- Grand Prize Winner - Gateway Highsteppers Drill Team
- “Mayors Award” Best Theme - PierMagic Foundation Specialists
- Brookside/KC Spirit Award - McDonough Family & Friends
- Best Music - Mid America Freedom Band
Join us for the 40th annual parade Saturday, March 14, 2020!
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, the mounted patrol, and dogs of all shapes and sizes including Basset Hounds, Great Danes and of course, Irish Setters. It’s a one-of-a-kind event that you don’t want to miss! We hope you’ll help us make it another one for the Brookside record books.
Interested in entering? Applications will open early 2020. Watch for announcements early next year. Until then - Sláinte!