BIG THANKS to everyone who came out to watch the 2019 Martin City St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 10th!
If you weren’t able to make it, you can watch the parade here!
Martin City St. Patrick’s Parade History
The very first Martin City parade in 1987 consisted of four Martin City business owners who grabbed their friends, hopped in two cars and a horse & buggy, and held an impromptu St. Patrick’s “parade” down 135th Street.
The parade still takes place today on 135th street, and over the years, it’s become an inspiring showcase of more than 60+ businesses, dance teams, schools, car clubs, dignitaries, animal groups, and more. This year, we had the founder of the Martin City Brewing Company, Matt Moore, kicking off the parade as our official Grand Marshall. Read his interview in the Martin City Telegraph.
Prizes were awarded in the following categories:
1st Place- Best of Parade – $600
2nd Place – $300
KC Marching Falcons
3rd Place – $100
Lukas Wine & Spirits / Harry’s Tavern
Honorable Mention – Bragging rights
Grade A Tree Care
BIG THANKS to John Holt, Fox 4 News KC for emceeing this year’s parade!
SHOUTOUT to our awesome parade judges!
Want to be in the parade in 2020? Here’s how it works:
There are NO entry fees to participate in the parade. There is typically a parade theme and entries are strongly encouraged to decorate accordingly to have the best chance of winning a prize.
Parade entries begin staging at 12:30 p.m. on Washington Street adjacent to the State Line Point Shopping Center. The parade begins at 2:00 PM departing from the State Line Point Shopping Center at Washington Street and 135th Street and proceeds east down 135th Street to Holmes Road. It ends around 4:00 p.m.
The parade route and other adjacent streets will be closed for the safety of parade attendees and entries. On-street parking along 135th Street will not be available from midnight the night before through 5:00 p.m. on the day of the parade. Please mark this date on your calendar so you can make appropriate plans!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Organizers ask that candy not be thrown during the parade but it can be handed out by participants on foot.