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St. Patrick's Warm-Up Parade

Brookside’s 40th Annual St. Patrick's Warm-Up Parade

St Patricks ParadeHelp us celebrate 40 years of family fun at the 2020 Brookside St. Patrick’s Warm-Up Parade starting at 2 pm, Saturday, March 14th. The parade is hosted by the Brookside Business Association and Community Improvement District the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day - this year Saturday, March 14th. 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 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!

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Start Time: 2:00 p.m.
Theme: 40 Years of Brookside Luck
Parade updates: on Facebook at Facebook, or online at

Applications are now open!

St Patricks ParadeDeadline for entry forms: Friday, February 21, 2020, 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 2020 Application Form (see link below), accept the release/waiver, rules, regulations and permissions (part of the online application) and pay the entry fee (see Payment link below).

Payments: The 2020 entry fee is $50. The nominal fee helps us ensure we can continue to provide a safe, 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: 2020 Application Form

Pay Application Fee Online Here (PayPal, and Credit and Debit Cards Accepted):

Organization / Business Name:

Parade Route2020 St. Pat's Parade Route

  • 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.

Download the 2020 Parade Route PDF

Questions? Contact Jennifer at 816-509-7689 or by e-mail to

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


2019 Brookside St. Patrick's Day Warm-Up Parade Highlights

Thank you to Silas Williams for this great parade recap!

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