Well they say they are. “Police are prepared for Kansas City’s 44th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and holiday, and they want residents to be ready, as well.”
Broadway will be closed from 31st Street to 47th Street beginning at 9 a.m. Crossing Broadway is discouraged after that time. The parade staging area also will be closed prior to and during the parade, beginning at 8:15 a.m. This includes Linwood from Main to Pennsylvania and Broadway from 31st Street to Linwood. All cars parked in any of these areas must be moved before 4 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016.
Numerous officers will be patrolling the parade route and nearby areas. Police remind parade-goers that open-container ordinances remain in effect during the parade, and citations will be issued for open consumption of alcohol. Police also will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on St. Patrick’s Day.
“After the parade, police will dedicate numerous officers to provide extra security in the Westport entertainment district.”
It’s what our patron saint would have wanted.