Parades and festivals
Snake Saturday Parade and Festival
Details: March 12. Parade, 11 a.m.; festival, 10 a.m.; also car show and children’s theater.
Info: Downtown North Kansas City; snakesaturday.com, 816-548-3113
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Emerald Isle Parade
Details: Noon March 12. Also Irish breakfast, 8-11 a.m.; Blarney Brew Off home brew competition, 10 a.m.; and Pot O’ Gold Coin Hunt, 11 a.m.
Info: Third and Douglas, Lee’s Summit; downtownls.org, 816-246-6598
Mardi Gras Irish Festival
Details: March 12. Beer garden, noon-5 p.m.; parade, 2 p.m.; also entertainment.
Info: Downtown Excelsior Springs; visitexcelsior.com, 816-637-2811
Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Warm Up Parade
Details: 2 p.m. March 12. More than 100 organizations and lots of dogs will be on hand.
Info: 65th and Wornall; brooksidekc.org/st-patricks-parade
Belton St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Details: 5 p.m. March 12. Most of route goes down Main Street.
Info: Memorial Park, Belton; belton.org, 816-331-4331
Details: March 13. Whiskey Run 5K, 8:30 a.m.; parade with theme “Shamrocks and Ewoks,” 2 p.m.
Info: 135th and Oak, Martin City; irishpalooza.com
Shawnee St. Patrick’s Parade
Details: 1 p.m. March 13. Irish Trifecta will feature parade, heroes pull and duck race.
Info: Johnson Drive and Monrovia, Shawnee; cityofshawnee.org
Blue Springs “Shortest and Smallest” St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Details: 9 a.m. March 17. Begins at 1112 W. Main and goes across the street.
Info: Downtown Blue Springs; bluespringschamber.com
Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Details: 11 a.m. March 17. With theme of “Blarney on Broadway,” 44th annual parade will go down Broadway from Linwood to 43rd.
Info: Midtown; kcirishparade.com
Leavenworth St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Details: Noon March 17. Food drive will be held in conjunction with parade.
Info: Fourth and Walnut, Leavenworth; lvirish.com, 913-682-4113
Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Details: 1 p.m. March 17. Route goes through downtown business district.
Info: 11th and Massachusetts, Lawrence; lawrencestpatricksdayparade.com
Browne’s Irish Marketplace
Details: Traditional Irish breakfast, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays through St. Patrick’s Day.
Info: 3300 Pennsylvania; brownesmarket.com, 816-561-0030
Details: St. Patrick’s Day 4 Mile Run, 10 a.m. March 12; $35 (Little Shamrock Kids Run $12)
Info: Westport Road and Pennsylvania Avenue; stpatricksday4milerun.com
Weston Wine Company
Details: Delectable Irish Cream Cupcake Release & Green Wine, 11 a.m. March 12-13; $1.99.
Info: 519 Main, Weston. westonwinecompany.com, 816-386-2345
Details: The Elders Hoolie, 8:30 p.m. March 12; $25-$30.
Info: 2715 Rochester; knuckleheadshonkytonk.com, 816-483-1456
Details: Live music, drink specials. $20 cover includes all-you-can-eat buffet, music, face-painting and a bagpipe player between bands at Overland Park location, March 17.
Info: 6995 W. 151st, Overland Park, and 301 S.E. Douglas, Lee’s Summit; llywelynspub.com/kc, 913-402-0333
Details: Naughty St. Patrick’s Green Night, 8:30 p.m. March 12; $15-$40.
Info: 2111 Television Place; thespottkc.com
Details: Irish Whiskey Tasting, 2-3:30 p.m. March 13; $30.
Info: 22200 Missouri 45 N., Rushville; riverwoodwinery.com, 816-579-9797
Details: St. Patrick on the Rhein, with Irish music on hammer dulcimer, 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 13.
Info: 208 N. Main, Independence; rheinlandrestaurant.com, 816-461-5383
Details: Breakfast at 9 a.m., DJ all day, Irish dancers and bagpipers in afternoon, March 17.
Info: 5317 W. 151st, Leawood; paddyoquigleys.com, 913-601-3511
Uptown Arts Bar
Details: Opens at 9 a.m. March 17; $5 continental breakfast and Jameson on special.
Info: 3611 Broadway; uptownartsbar.com, 816-960-4611
Details: Irish breakfast, live music and more. Opens at 9 a.m. March 17; $5-$10 (includes entrance to Lew’s Grill & Bar and Charlie Hooper’s).
Info: 7421 Broadway; waldowell.com, 816-361-1700
Kelly’s Westport Inn
Details: Opens at 10 a.m. March 17; cover is $5.
Info: 500 Westport; kellyswestportinn.com, 816-561-5800
O’Dowd’s Little Dublin
Details: Irish breakfast 7 to 10:30 a.m. March 17
Info: 4742 Pennsylvania; odowdslittledublin.com, 816-561-2700
Details: Live music from noon to midnight and Irish menu, March 17
Info: 500 Welt; westonirish.com/OMALLEYS.html, 816-640-5235
Power & Light District
Details: X Ambassadors with Seinabo Sey and Powers St. Patrick’s concert, 5 p.m. March 17; free.
Info: 14th and Walnut; powerandlightdistrict.com
Details: Shamrock ’n’ Roll Burlesque & Variety Show, 10 p.m. March 17; $9.
Info: 4545 N. Brighton; eventbrite.com, 816-413-8878
Details: St. Pat’s Shamrock ’N’ Roll Party, March 17 and 19.
Info: 101 E. 14th. barlouie.com, 816-841-9100
Details: St. Patrick’s Day brunch buffet, 8 to 11 a.m. March 17. Fireball and Jameson shots on special all day.
Details: Irish menu includes corned beef, Irish nachos and Reuben casserole, available March 10-17
Info: 7425 Broadway; tannersbarandgrill.com, 816-822-7525
Other bars and restaurants
Conroy’s Public House
Info: 5285 W. 95th, Overland Park; conroysop.com, 913-648-2244
Info: Kansas City Power & Light District, 170 E. 14th; thedublinerkc.com, 816-268-4700
The Irish Pub House
Info: 6332 Raytown Road, Raytown; 816-353-5700
McCoy’s Public House
Info: 4057 Pennsylvania; mccoyskc.com, 816-960-0866
Info: Power & Light District, 1330 Grand; mcfaddenskc.com, 816-471-1330
Mike Kelly’s Westsider
Info: 1515 Westport; mikekellyswestsider.com, 816-931-9417
Info: 9417 Mission, Leawood; kconeills.com, 913-648-4900
Three places to check out
Info: 404 Main, Weston; celticranch.com, 816-640-2881
Kansas City Irish Center
Info: Drexel Hall, 15 W. Linwood; irishcenterkc.org, 816-474-3848
Sheehan’s Irish Imports
Info: 410 E. Gregory; sheehansirish.com, 816-561-4480
Dan Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org and Megan Lewis, special to Ink