SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, March 15, 2020
How did Martin City’s Annual St. Patrick’s Parade begin?
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.
Prizes are awarded in the following categories:
- 1st Place- Best of Parade – $600
- 2nd Place – $300
- 3rd Place – $100
Want to be in the 2020 parade? 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.
St. Patrick’s Parade Hosts
The Martin City parade is a great opportunity to showcase your company in front of thousands of people, especially since the theme is about entrepreneurs! Please contact the Martin City Business Community Association to learn more about sponsorship packages. 816-228-8000 or [email protected]