Irish eyes smiled on Martin City! Several days of gloomy weather cleared just in time for one of our biggest community events of the year. The St. Patrick’s Parade drew thousands of families, friends, and local celebrities, from Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, Fox4’s John Holt, and restaurateur David Van Noy, to Irish dancers, bagpipers, and Kansas City Chiefs Mascot KC Wolf.

We are grateful for Parade Title Sponsor Rob Sight Ford, and all other sponsors and supporters who made the annual event, and all its traditions, possible. Read more about our Parade, including its history.

Retiring RC’s Restaurant owner David Van Noy served as Grand Marshal. David has been a Martin City Icon for decades.

Fox4 News Anchor John Holt was the Parade Emcee and leader of our Parade Judges.

Parade Judges: (Left to right) Former KC Chief player John Lohmeyer, former Royals Pitcher Al Fitzmorris, local children’s advocate Karen Conrad, Martin City Telegraph Publisher Kathy Feist, KCEDC Business Development Officer Brandon Haggard

Special guest appearance by Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas!

… plus KC Wolf, mascot of the World Champion Kansas City Chiefs!