NKC Snake Saturday Parade Celebrates 40th Anniversary

North Kansas City, Mo. — On Saturday, March 16, 2024, the streets of North Kansas City will be painted green as Snake Saturday kicks off a weekend filled with St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Celebrating its 40th year, the parade promises a day of fun for all ages, continuing a tradition that brings the community together.

The parade, a beloved annual event, will begin at 11am, marking the start of a day filled with emerald-flavored hilarity. While the parade route remains unchanged, organizers note that some sections may appear different from previous years. Spectators are reminded to stay behind the green lines along the route and avoid standing on the new medians.

For those planning to attend, early arrival is recommended to secure a prime viewing spot along the route. Parking options include public lots or streets north of Armour Road, south of 18th Avenue and east of Erie Street, and west of Clay Street. While there is ample free parking available, some areas may be blocked until the parade concludes at 1pm.

Snake Saturday is more than just a parade; it's a community-driven event with a charitable focus. Founded by Mickey Finn, the celebration embodies his vision of bringing people together while giving back to local charities. The event is family-friendly and even pet-friendly, welcoming everyone to join in the festivities.

One of the highlights of Snake Saturday is its support for local charities through prize money awarded to top floats. This charity-minded approach reflects Finn's dedication to making a positive impact on the community while spreading joy and laughter.

As North Kansas City prepares to turn green for the 40th annual Snake Saturday Parade, residents and visitors alike are invited to join in the celebration of Irish culture and community spirit. With a weekend packed full of activities, the emerald-filled festivities are sure to create lasting memories for years to come.


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