Lawrence really knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Use this guide for everything you need to know about the parade and other fun events.
The parade begins at 1:30 PM on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17. 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. More about the parade.
Where to watch
– Crystalynn Hyatt said: “I like watching from South Park to hang with people who are on the floats before they get rollin!” She also suggested the St. Patio show at the Replay for after-hours fun.
– Dayna Lee shared a pro tip: “Always sit on the west side of the street, especially if you have children. It keeps the sun out of your eyes.”
– Tamara Kasey enjoyed watching the parade from Quinton’s, Cindy Haines suggested the Court House steps, and Debbie McCarthy noted that the parade is still going strong when it gets to the Lawrence Visitor’s Center (and there’s lots of parking!).
Tip: Dayna Lee says to bring cash for the parade t-shirts that will be sold! There is also face-painting and other St. Patrick’s Day treats.
Where: Lucia Beer Garden + Grill
– Music by Brody Buster, Kaw Tikis, and The Whispering Willows – Full Kitchen menu – Nearly 100 types of beer
12:30- Music begins
5:00pm- NCAA Selection Show Watch Party
Where: Abe & Jake’s Landing
When: 1:30pm – 6:00pm
– Kid friendly entertainment including a bounce house, craft station and Hoop Mamas. Adult beer station. Food from Terrebonne Cafe. Free admission
Where: The Jazzhaus
When: 12:00pm – closing time
– The Jazzhaus opens at noon and live music starts at 3:00pm
3:00pm- Dylan Guthrie & the Good Time Guys
8:00pm- Shrimply Pibbles