If you’re itching to do something Irish in the coming week or on St. Patrick’s Day, here are a few events in Kansas to consider:
A tradition that began almost 28 years ago, the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Lawrence, KS is an event you don’t want to miss! And it’s all for a great cause as well! The St. Patrick’s Day committee in Lawrence has donated almost $850,000 to local children’s charities just by hosting various events centered around this ‘holiday’. Events like golf tournaments, the Shamrock Shuffle (fun run), auctions, bowling tournaments, and SO much more!
Check out their website for a list of event times and locations.
Start your morning off with a hearty breakfast and then shop ‘til you drop at the downtown merchants. Then head on over to catch a spot for the 34th annual Irish Trifecta parade. It’s a great place to shake off those winter blues. Want to know more? Click here.
A Topeka tradition for the past 37 years – events like, the Great Topeka Bed Race and street fair followed by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at noon and additional festivities throughout the day in downtown Topeka. Don’t forget to enjoy the Irish flair at Celtic Fox and other downtown establishments. Find out more here.
Join fellow KSWB bloggers, Natalie with Mermaid of the Plains (as she rides with her Coasters Bicycle Club) and Katie Schroeder-Campbell with Katie Loves Kansas (who is an ICT Roller Girl) at the 10th annual Wichita, KS St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the historic Delano District– as well as unique floats, and characters, etc. On either side of the parade you’ll be able to find food, drink and entertainment to take you from breakfast past dinner and into the evening. Shamrock Lounge will be serving up their version of a traditional Irish breakfast casserole served with Potatoes O’Brien and Shamrock Sausages for just $7.50 a plate. They open at 9 a.m. After the parade, they’ll be serving Beef and Guinness Stew over mashed potatoes – same price as the breakfast!
There will be other events going on in Delano on that Saturday too. To see them all and for more information about the parade, visit the Historic Delano website for more info!
OH! And don’t forget to wear your GREEN!
Did I miss one? Make sure to let me know if your Kansas hometown hosts a special St. Patrick’s Day celebration!