History of Snake Saturday Parade & Festival
The history of how St. Patrick's Day parade’s evolve, are often as interesting as the parade itself. Snake Saturday Parade & Festival in North Kansas City, MO is no exception.
Decades later, Snake Saturday Parade & Festival has become the largest family fun Irish celebration in the area, which also generates an enormous amount of exposure and charitable donations to benefit local non-profit organizations. Finn explains the process started after we invited non-profit businesses to build floats and compete for prize money. The response was overwhelming and community involvement soared to new heights. Our goal has been to not make a lot of money on the parade, but to generate funds to share with our local non-profits. Each year Snake Saturday Parade & Festival awards cash prizes to some 50 –100 local charities that participate in the festivities.
To date, Snake Saturday Parade & Festival boasts an array of entertainment all day long. The continued success of Snake Saturday Parade & Festival has been made possible by wonderful, dedicated people, businesses, schools, police, fire, city staff, donors, volunteers, planners, participants and sponsors including North Kansas City, North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City Beverage and many more. Our communities’ commitment to keeping these festivities safe and fun for the whole family has cultivated our success and has put us on the map as one of the best parade celebrations in the Midwest region.