Just your luck…
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is almost here!
Lawrence really outdoes itself for St. Patrick’s Day… and it’s centered around the most festive St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the state! This year’s parade will be the 31st annual, and you won’t want to miss it! More than 100 local businesses and families enter their floats for your entertainment and a chance at the top prize. Expect to see green horses, extravagant floats, roving musicians and much more.
What you need to know:
The parade begins at 1:00 PM on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Get here early to claim your spot!
The current route for the parade is through the downtown business district. Line up begins at South Park on Massachusetts Street and ends at 501 N. 9th across the Kansas River Bridge.
Want to know what to do before and after the parade. Use our Insider’s Guide.
A little history
The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade began in 1988 while a few friends of Irish heritage sat in a local pub enjoying a frothy pint. Finbar Collins, Bill Sullivan, and Wink Guenther collaborated with local businessmen Wes Kabler, Gene Shaughnessy and Mike Jones to hatch the plan that would become a long-standing tradition in Lawrence.