Topeka St. Paddy’s Day Parade

St. Paddy's Day Parade in Topeka

Topeka St. Paddy’s Day Parade

St. Paddy's Day Parade in TopekaIt almost time to dig your green out and get ready for the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Topeka!

The festivities and parade will be on Saturday March 11th, 2017 since March 17th falls on  a Thursday this year.

If you are planning on being a part of the parade this year, staging will be between 1st and Kansas and 4th and Kansas. STAGING WILL BEGIN AT 10AM! No one will be allowed in the staging area prior to 10am.

All floats or parade participants are encouraged to voluntary contribute $10 per float or group to support Life House, a child advocacy center (please bring cash the day of parade). Help support this great organization that supports children!

PARADE ROUTE: I was hoping to post the parade route, but it doesn’t seem that anyone know what the route is!  I can’t find it online anywhere.  So, go downtown, hang around and follow the crowd. 🙂

9th Annual Great Topeka Bed Race

Build your racing bed and grab your team for this fun event.  Check-in/inspection will be 8:00am at 6th and Jackson and the race begins at 10:00am. Proceeds to benefit Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

Mater Dei Irish Fest

The event starts with The 5th Annual Mater Dei Irish Fest 5k Fun Run and the Leprechaun Leap which begins at 9:00am and starts in front of Assumption Church at 8th and Jackson.  Runners and walkers will circle around our beautiful State Capital, and down Kansas Avenue.

Celebrate the day with food, beer and music immediately following mass at 11:30am.  Irish food and drinks will be available in our outdoor Beer Garden at 8th & Jackson and will be open until 6:00pm.

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