Update: This event has been canceled due to public health concerns.
Everyone is Irish for St. Patrick’s Day.
The 35th annual Snake Saturday Parade & Festival scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 in North Kansas City is the perfect destination for all-ages Irish fun in Kansas City. Admission is FREE. The theme this year is “Shamrock Shindig.”
Green Friday (March 13, 2020)
The Friday before Snake Saturday is designated at Green Friday by the North Kansas City Council. Local businesses will mark the occasion by wearing green on the special day.
Snake Saturday Parade
The parade starts at 11 a.m. at 16th & Swift, travels north on Swift to Armour Road, then east down Armour to Howell Street, then south, where it ends after crossing 16th Street.
The festival grounds border Armour Road on the north and 18th Avenue on the south, Fayette on the west, and Howell on the east.
North Kansas City has a good amount of FREE parking. Insiders tell us some good options are public lots or on the street north of Armour Road, those south of 18th Avenue and east of Erie, or areas west of Clay Street. The key is to get there early and claim your space.
Snake Saturday Festival Events
Snake Saturday is more than a parade. A full festival comes alive from Armour Road on the North and 18th Avenue on the South, Fayette on the West and 18th Avenue on the East.
Carnival Rides: Open early evening Friday, March 13 until 10 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. to around 4 p.m.
FREE Kids Area: Everyone is Irish on Snake Saturday and there’s plenty of fun for wee ones including a barrel train, airbrush tattoos, pony rides, a petting zoo, a tricycle obstacle course, vendors, live entertainment and more.
Car Show: The Clyde Ellis Race on Car Show features local race cars, drivers and an opportunity learn about the Central Auto Racing Boosters local dirt track community.
Concessions: Food and drink vendors will be on site.