What to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Kansas City

Don’t forget to wear your green.

The brick exterior of Restless Spirits, depicting a man with a giant wooden hammer. Text reads, "Ever stirring, never still," and distances to Dublin, Shannon, and Ellis Island, plus "Fine Spirits" in 10 feet.

St. Patrick’s Day is always an event thanks to the metro’s rich Irish heritage. | Photo via Silva + Stern

We’re starting to see green. The countdown to St. Patrick’s Day is on, and we’re here to make sure your calendars strike gold with things to do.

St. Pat’s Season at Browne’s | Browne’s Irish Marketplace, 3300 Pennsylvania Ave., KCMO | Friday, March 15-Saturday, March 16 | Times vary | Price of purchase | Celebrate with extended happy hours, yard games, drink specials, and live music at the oldest Irish business outside of Ireland.

$1 Boulevards + donuts | Donutology at the Trolley, 426 Delaware St., KCMO | Saturday, March 16 + Sunday, March 17 | While supplies last | Price of purchase | The Donutology Trolley will kick off St. Pat’s with 16-ounce Boulevard beer pours for $1, paired with holiday-themed classic sprinkle and pistachio donuts.

Snake Saturday Celebration | Restless Spirits Distilling Company, 109 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, MO | Saturday, March 16 | 9 a.m. | $10 cover + price of purchase | After serving breakfast, festivities start at 11 a.m. featuring live music, prizes, an Irish dance demo, spirit samples, and a drawing for a life-size statue of pirate Anne Bonny.

Downtown Overland Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade | 7935 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS | Saturday, March 16 | 10 a.m. | Free | Bring the whole family to enjoy, followed by celebration at local restaurants.

Snake Saturday Parade | Find the route, North Kansas City, MO | Saturday, March 16 | 11 a.m. | Free | Participate in family-friendly Irish fun in the Northland — and don’t forget the Charity Cook-Off the night before, Friday, March 15.

Snake Saturday | Flying Horse Taproom, 600 E. 63rd St., KCMO | Saturday, March 16 | 12 p.m. | Price of purchase | Start the celebrations early with green beer, Irish whiskey, and Reuben flatbreads.

St. Patrick’s Day Party | Nighthawk, 1228 Baltimore Ave., KCMO | Saturday, March 16 | 9 p.m.-12 a.m. | $20 | Have a shamrocking good time in Hotel Kansas City’s basement bar with music from Flannigan’s Right Hook.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans | KC Live! Block, KCMO | Sunday, March 17 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Price of purchase | Start the day with a green pancake brunch at McFadden’s, followed by drink specials and live music from The Stolen Winnebagos, a scavenger hunt, and a S!CKS!CK concert to round out the night.

Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Begins at Linwood Boulevard and Broadway Boulevard, KCMO | Sunday, March 17 | 11 a.m. | Free | This parade is one of the most popular in KC, concluding with festivities in Westport.

St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl | Prairiefire, 5661 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS | Sunday, March 17 | 11 a.m-10 p.m. | Price of purchase | Get four or more passport stamps from participating locations for a chance to win big prizes.

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