At 11am on Saturday 12 March, the 2016 Snake Saturday parade in downtown North Kansas City, held on the Saturday before St Patrick’s Day since 1983, begins at 14th and Swift, turning right on Armour Road, then another right on Howell and continuing to 18th street.
Claiming to be the biggest Irish festival in the area with approaching 100,000 people attending over 2 days (you too can organise the biggest Irish festival in your area once you define your area small enough - for instance I organise the largest Irish festival in the part of Ireland where I am - the kitchen) technically Snake Saturday begins on the Friday evening with the opening of the carnival area and the Annual Charity Cook-off.
Over the life of the Snake Saturday parade & festival over a million dollars has been raised for charity, which is rather a lot of money.
To help start raising that second million dollars, and for more information on this 30-year tradition in the Northland, see the official website
The theme for the 31th Annual Snake Saturday Parade & Festival is….(Lord spare us) “Wee The People!”