Spooky Snake Saturday is an event produced by Northland Festivals scheduled for October 23, 2021 in North Kansas City. Due to COVID mitigation the 2020 and 2021 Spring Snake Saturday parades were cancelled. However, with the guidance of the City Council of North Kansas City the 2021 event has been moved to the October date. As is the goal of Northland Festivals and our sponsors we are here to support the various charitable organizations in the Northland. While many things will remain the same as a normal Snake Saturday event there will also be changes to take notice of as we utilize this time to have a fall themed event.

First and foremost, Snake Saturday’s Spooky Street Festival will be a walk through, stationary parade. Picture a trunk or treat with parade floats instead of cars.


Each entry (Rainbow, FOGY, School Spirit, Band, Performance, Commercial, Media) will have a set amount of space (50 or 100 feet selected by entry) on the West or East side of Swift Ave to set up their display. Parked floats are preferred to keep the parade theme going but tents or other displays are welcome as this is a stationary event. As normal each charitable entry will be judged, however, instead of moving past the judges, the judges will be on Golf Carts moving past each entry.
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Automobile & Motorcycle Entries will have a set amount of space and be staged on 18th Ave between Swift Ave & Howell St. The Central Auto Racing Boosters (C.A.R.B.) will be hosting the Car Show and each of our motorized entries will be included in the Car Show. C.A.R.B. will have several trophies to present and it will include the best of show which is a fund raiser for the organization and an opportunity for the public to participate.

All entries regardless of entry category are asked to participate by decorating their entry to the theme: Spooky Snake Saturday. Each entry is limited to 2 vehicles (a vehicle pulling a trailer counts as 1 vehicle.) All vehicles in the parade area must be either pulling the float or part of the display.

The Charity Cookoff, always held the night before the parade and festival will continue. We want to thank our Title Sponsor North Kansas City Hospital for making this event possible. In keeping with the fall theme though, Spooky Snake Saturday Charity Cookoff will be a Chili Cookoff. Normally, Northland Festivals provides steaks for grilling but following the fall theme it will be a chili cookoff. Which Charity has the best Chili? Also which Charity can decorate the best pumpkin? Interesting to note one of the first fund raising events in 1958 for the creation of the North Kansas City Hospital was a chili supper cookoff!

Thanks to North Kansas City Parks and Recreation, the normal Lad and Lassie event will become the Ghoul and Goblin event and be held the morning of October 23. While we love the Ghoul and Goblin theme we hope everyone will put special emphasis in honoring our heroes this past year, the health care workers of North Kansas City Hospital. From the start of the pandemic through the vaccination process our health care workers have saved this country and this event!

Finally, the Festival Area will continue with the Evans Midland Carnival in full swing. The carnival plans to bring a Ferris Wheel and other rides they normally cannot provide in the spring. In addition, the Festival Area will include your favorite food concessions, vendors, a petting zoo, Pony Rides, Face Painting, a Pumpkin Decorating area, and the always fun Chidren’s Theater presented by Theater Tech productions.

Spooky Snake Saturday, a day of fun and adventure all through North Kansas City. A great opportunity to dress in your favorite family costume and join in the fun. Bring the children to North Kansas City October 23, 2021, put it on your calendar now. This will be a fun filled family day in North Kansas City.

Registration for the 2021 Parade and Festival opens on July 1.

Contact Us For more information about the 2021 Parade.

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