NKC hosts annual Snake Saturday parade, Irish celebration

Posted at 8:31 AM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 10:15:46-05

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Legend has it that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland many centuries ago. For the last third of a century or so, St. Patrick has been helping drive the fun right through North Kansas City!

It’s time for the 34th annual Snake Saturday Parade!

This legacy of the legendary twosome, Bill Grigsby and Mickey Finn, is all about family and fun.

According to event spokesperson Mindy Hart, it’s also about philanthropy, like this year’s charity cook-off.

Over the years, the parade and surrounding events have raised well over $1 million for local folks in need.

It all gets humming on Friday night with a carnival near 18th and Howell, followed by a Saturday morning pancake breakfast and, then, of course, the parade at 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

In between, there are stages full of entertainment from the likes of Pauly O’Crazy and his friends.

Everyone can be "Irish" this time of year in spirit, and, for this weekend, North Kansas City turns into a bit of the Emerald Isle.

After all, this year’s motto is “Paint the Town Green in 2018!”

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