The Snake Saturday Parade

Snake Saturday Parade brings up to 100,000 people to historic, downtown North Kansas City on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day making it the largest Irish parade and festival in the area.  In addition to the commercial entries, charities go “all out” designing parade entries to win prize money for their organization. Over the duration of the parade and festival more than a million dollars has been distributed to charities.  Please check out our weekly blog to see what is going on with our charities!

The parade begins at 16th and Swift, turning right on Armour Road, then another right on Howell and continuing to 16th  avenue.

Every year, the Snake Saturday Parade awards nearly $60,000 in prize monies to parade participants. First place awards are as follows: Rainbow Division: $7,000, FOGY Division: $2,000, School Spirit Award: $1,000. Other awards include Best of Parade, Best Musical Presentation, Best Drill Team, Mickey Finn Grand Marshal’s Choice.