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Route, forecast, more: What to know for Kansas City's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Posted: 12:02 PM, Mar 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-14 17:07:57Z
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It's time to break out the green and celebrate the Irish: the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be rolling through Kansas City this weekend.

The 47th annual parade begins at 11 a.m. Sunday and will last about three hours. The weather looks promising, with plenty of sunshine and highs in the low 50s expected.

Kansas City, Kansas native and "Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet will be the grand marshal for the parade, which will have the theme "shamrocks and shenanigans."

The parade will travel 1.3 miles along Broadway Boulevard, beginning at Linwood Boulevard south to 43rd Street.

Parade map from Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade website:

Broadway Boulevard will be closed from 31st Street to 47th Street beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, and crossing Broadway is discouraged after that time, Kansas City, Missouri, police said in a news release.

The parade staging area, which includes Linwood Boulevard from Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and Broadway Boulevard from 31st Street to Linwood Boulevard, also will be closed beginning at 8:15 a.m. through the end of the parade.

All cars parked in any of those areas must be moved before 4 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Additional KCATA buses will be available at 39th Street and Broadway Boulevard and Main Street after the parade.

For more information on the parade, click here.

Other parades in the Kansas City metro this weekend include the Snake Saturday Parade in North Kansas City, the Belton St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Brookside St. Patrick's Warm-Up Parade.