Believe it or not, this Midwestern city is home to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations
in the country, drawing more than 500,000 revelers each year. You may not know that in 1973, the parade, which featured a cow painted green, was dubbed the “shortest and worst parade in history.”
Kansas City residents take their green very seriously these days and if you’re anywhere nearby, the parade is the place to be. The festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. on March 17 at 33rd & Linwood at Broadway, then heads south on Broadway and ends at 43rd Street in Westport, where many partygoers hit the numerous bars. The city isn’t known for its great public transportation, so when you drive to the parade route, officials advise you to stay near where you parked or it could be Easter before you find your way out.
Photo Credit: kcirishparade.com