Calling all Irish, by heritage or in spirit! Join us for the 32nd annual Shawnee St. Patrick's Parade on Sunday, March 16th. Even if your family tree doesn’t include an Irish branch, the entire family will have fun cheering on all the great parade entries and at the variety of activities before and after the parade.
Plan your float or marching entry early - this year's theme is Celebrating Your Irish Dynasty. Prizes will be awarded in several categories and winners will score some Irish green in the form of 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 Heroes Pull, which benefits Kansas Special Olympics. Don’t forget to pick up one of our parade shirts along the parade route.
Parade line-up begins at 11:30 a.m. at Johnson Drive and Monrovia. The parade begins at 1:00 p.m. 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 to spend extra time in Downtown Shawnee to enjoy a hearty breakfast at one of the restaurants along the parade route, an Irish corned beef and cabbage lunch at the Knights Hall, or some shopping at one of Shawnee’s unique Downtown merchants.
The parade is sponsored by the Irish American Club of Johnson County and the Shawnee St. Patrick’s Parade Committee.
Celebrating Your Irish Dynasty
Parade Entry Form (pdf)