Shake off the winter blues, don your Irish Green and join us on Sunday March 13, 2016 for the Shawnee St. Patrick’s Parade! This will be the 34th annual Parade, hosted by the Irish American Club of Johnson County.
Really get into the spirit and design an imaginative float or marching unit for a chance to win one of six CASH prizes. Entry forms will be available at City Hall, and at www.irishamericanclub.org. This year’s $10 entry fee will help fund our donation to the Shawnee Police and Fire Department’s Hero’s Pull, which benefits Kansas Special Olympics.
Parade line-up begins at 11:30 a.m. at Johnson Drive and Monrovia. The parade begins at 1:00 p.m. and proceeds down Johnson Drive from Monrovia east to Nieman Road. The awards ceremony is held immediately after the parade at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 11221 Johnson Drive. Winners must be present to pick up their plaques and cash prizes.
Be sure to plan your entire day in Downtown Shawnee to enjoy the Parade Day Irish Trifecta of Parade/Heroes Pull/Duck Race. You can start off by enjoying a hearty breakfast at one of the restaurants along the parade route, an Irish corned beef and cabbage lunch at the Knights of Columbus Hall, or some shopping at one of Shawnee’s unique Downtown merchants. Don’t forget to pick up one of our Parade Shirts along the parade route. The Hero Pull, immediately following the parade in the Splash Cove parking lot, is the perfect post parade activity! You can end the day rooting for your winning Duck in the Sister Cities Duck Race in the Herman Laird Park parking lot at 4:30.
The parade is sponsored by the Irish American Club of Johnson County and the Shawnee St. Patrick’s Parade Committee and many wonderful area businesses. For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parade Entry Form (pdf)