The 2013 Snake Saturday Parade & Festival takes place on Saturday, March 16, 2013 • 10:00AM - 3:00PM.
The parade theme is “Irish Roots and Cowboy Boots”.
Snake Saturday Parade & Festival Goal: To award over $50,000 in prize monies to 50–100 local charities, and to acknowledge participants, community members and sponsors for their continued support in making Snake Saturday Parade & Festival a huge success that helps so many people.
Snake Saturday Parade & Festival in North Kansas City, MO began in 1983 as a promotion for Rodeway Inn. There were 4 floats and a Grand Marshal. The temperature was 10 degrees, so the parade took place in the motel parking lot allowing people to view from their rooms and the coffee shop. The parade winner that year was a young lady, who rode on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle wearing a bright green bikini. The parade has celebrated every year since, whatever the weather and always on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day.
Festival grounds border Armour Road on the north and 18th Avenue on the south, Fayette on the west and Howell on the east.
The Snake Saturday Carnival area will open up on Friday evening for those looking to venture out for some fun with the kids (or even a date night!) Food vendors and the Free kids area will add to the excitement on Saturday from 10am-3pm, with the Parade starting at 11am!
Snake Saturday is a family-friendly event, with no open alcohol containers allowed outside the bars and restaurants.