Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Kansas City

Green parades, green pub crawls and green pancakes… oh my! All we see is green!

If you’re looking for where to party on St. Patrick’s Day in Kansas City, then you’ve come to the right place! Immerse yourself in the diverse culture that is Kansas City this St. Patrick’s Day.

Below is your complete guide to the best pub crawls and parades happening for St. Patrick’s Day in Kansas City and some of the best crafty libations and mouth-watering foods you can enjoy along the way.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Kansas City [Power & Light]

Known as the heartbeat of downtown Kansas City, Power & Light thrives for the attention of event-hosting and nightlife spectacles. The entertainment district is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day in Kansas City.

In the middle of this eight-block entertainment space, you’ll find KC Live!, which is a covered outdoor courtyard that houses hundreds of free events annually.

See what St. Patrick’s Day events you can attend in Power & Light:

St. Patrick’s Day at McFadden’s Sports Saloon

Are you feeling lucky?

Have a chance to win the pot of gold (or, in this case, a $300 Visa gift card) when you find the most gold coins scattered throughout the venue and turn them into the DJ at 3 p.m. on St. Patty’s Day. 

Also, enjoy unlimited green pancakes for only $10! And, top it off with green beer specials all morning long:

  • $3 green beers from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • $4 green beers from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • $5 green beers from 11 a.m. to noon

Specials run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. So, past noon, treat yourself to $5 Guinness pints and Irish Car Bombs.

The Official St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl at Shark Bar

The Kansas City Official St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl is back for yet another (un)forgettable time. And, you can start it off at Shark Bar, where specials run from 4 p.m. to close. Enjoy:

  • Green beers
  • Green cocktails
  • Green shots
  • Irish Car Bombs
  • Irish Breakfast Bombs

Buy your Pub Crawl tickets today so you can get a Pub Crawls wristband at the door day of. You’ll have access to some amazing features, such as:

  • Free entry into the 4+ participating venues
  • Exclusive drink and food specials
  • Detailed custom digital bar crawl map
  • Live music, bands and DJs at certain venues
  • And so much more

The Bar Crawl kicks off at 4 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day and ends at 10 p.m. And, you can run it back the next day! From 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 18, you can experience it all again for day two. You can buy your tickets for St. Paddy’s Shamrock Stroll Pub Crawl today.

KC Live! Block St. Patrick’s Day Concert with Cheat Codes

EDM producers, Cheat Codes, will put on a FREE show in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day at the KC Live! Block.

The event starts at 6 p.m., but you can get in an hour before to enjoy the many restaurants and bars that surround the entertainment block.

You can buy VIP tickets for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day experience. Enjoy green beer, food specials and much more. You must be 21+ for all VIP areas.

Make sure to check out the Power & Light events website for any entry restrictions. Parking is available at The KC Live! Garage for as little as $3 for some events. You must have validation from any Power & Light District venue.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Kansas City [Westport]

Kansas City’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration will return to Westport March 17.

Filled with fun, exciting events and parades for all of those who celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Kansas City, the Westport streets will be festivities galore. Expect  St. Patrick’s Day-themed:

  • Food and drinks
  • Outdoor beer gardens
  • Special sidewalk cafés
  • Live entertainment
  • And so much more

Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 49th annual Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back in all its glory. This year’s theme is “‘23 in KC: Our Irish Ancestry. ”

Set to kick off at 11 a.m., the parade will begin on Linwood Boulevard & Broadway Boulevard and will make its way south to Westport’s 43rd Street.

Check out the parade route before you go so you know where to park and which road closures to avoid.

Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run

There is plenty to celebrate before the actual holiday, too. Put on your running shoes and wear your best green attire for the Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run happening at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11.

You can register today for yourself or a team of four. The four-mile run will take you around the historic neighborhood, where you can pick out a nice place to enjoy an early lunch after.

Before the run, your little ones can get into the spirit by participating in the Little Leprechaun Run. This is only about 2 blocks long, and each participant will receive a special gift bag and a medal.

Also, you should make a stop over to Kelly’s Westport Inn. Kelly’s is a Kansas City institution. In the heart of Westport, Kelly’s has been serving guests in since 1947. Come for a good time, cheap food and your choice of beer. Kelly’s is a family-run business on its third generation of owners.

Other Irish Events and Restaurants for St. Patrick’s Day in Kansas City

There are plenty of places to find Irish food and shenanigans in Kansas City. Spots across the city offer both classic and modern Irish fare.

So whether you are looking for a hearty Irish stew or just hoping to grab a pub burger with a tall glass of Guinness, you can find what you’re looking for at these Irish spots in Kansas City:

  • Browne’s Irish Marketplace: The Irish roots run deep at Browne’s. Known for being the oldest Irish-owned business in North America, Browne’s opened in 1887 and has been a staple in Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day celebrations for its infamous Irish breakfasts.
  • O’Neill’s Restaurant and Bar: O’Neill’s trends toward a more upscale feel. If you’re looking for an Irish restaurant in Kansas City that offers pub classics alongside finer dining options, this is a good place to try.
  • Snake Saturday Parade: The 39th Annual Parade and Festival theme is “Super Shimmering Shamrock.” Held on March 11, this is an Irish event you don’t want to miss.

There is so much to do and eat on St. Patrick’s Day in Kansas City. Enjoy the festivities with fellow Irishmen and try out even more Irish pubs along the way, such as: