We're hoping the 3rd time's the charm as we look forward to 40 years of family fun at the 2022 Brookside St. Patrick’s Warm-Up Parade starting at 2 pm, Saturday, March 12th. The parade is hosted by the Brookside Business Association and Community Improvement District the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day - this year Saturday, March 12th. The parade draws participants and spectators from around the metro and kicks off a spirit-filled week in Kansas City celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Over 100 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, 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!
Applications are now open!
Deadline for entry forms: Midnight, Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 5:00 pm (Don't delay - space is limited and fills up fast)
Submittal: The Brookside St. Patrick’s Warm-up Parade is a family event focused on fun and the St. Patrick’s holiday. Each year, 100 entries are selected to participate. The parade is a great way to have fun and showcase your organization or business. Entries are evaluated in the order they are submitted, and acceptance is based on entertainment value and compliance with event rules. To apply, complete the 2022 Application Form (see link below), accept the releases/waivers, rules, regulations and permissions (part of the online application) and pay the entry fee (see Payment link below).
COVID-19 disclaimer / notice of potential changes: The parade and participation requirements will be subject to change and will be subject to any required COVID-19 response measures in place at that time. Please see the COVID-19 policy below and plan proactively to take necessary precautions and to adhere to applicable City, County, State and Federal regulations in place at the time.
Payments: The 2022 entry fee is $50. The nominal fee helps us ensure we can continue to provide a high-quality parade with great community entertainment. The entry fee may be paid by paypal or credit / debit card online using the link below, or may be paid by check mailed to Brookside Business Association, 6814 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64131. No cash is accepted.
Apply Online Here: 2022 Application Form
Pay Application Fee Online Here (PayPal, and Credit and Debit Cards Accepted):
- 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.
Questions? Contact Jennifer at 816-509-7689 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congrats again to our 2019 parade winners!
Congratulations to our 2019 parade winners. With so many great and entertaining entries it was a tough choice.
- 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
COVID policies: COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can cause severe illness and can cause death. Exposure to COVID-19 occurs in any place where people are present. Brookside is taking safety measures designed to lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure or transmission but those measures cannot prevent you from being exposed to or getting COVID-19. By attending or participating in the parade activities, you agree to assume all risk of injury, harm, or loss associated with COVID-19 related disease, including the risks of COVID-19 exposure or transmission. By attending or participating in the parade activities, you also expressly waive any rights you may have against and release the Brookside Business Association and Brookside CID and any of its officers, employees, affiliates, volunteers, contractors, agents, successors, or assigns from any and all claims, suits, demands, losses, damages, expenses, or liability of any kind, including but not limited to illness, injury, or death associated with infection of COVID-19 that may be caused by, arising out of, or related to attendance at or participation in the parade activities. The parade and participation and attendance requirements will be subject to change and will be subject to any required COVID-19 response measures in place at that time. Please plan proactively to take necessary precautions and to adhere to any applicable City, County, State and Federal regulations in place at the time. We ask that anyone experiencing fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, who has tested positive for COVID-19, is under isolation or quarantine orders, or who has had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 not attend or participate in the parade. Any information about delays or cancellation will be posted to this page and to the Brookside Facebook page at BrooksideKC.