Want a fun, family-friendly activity to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Try some of the activities at the Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 16
Irish Breakfast: 8-11 a.m. at Mingle, 209 S.E. Main St.
Bits O’ Gold Coin Hunt for Kids: 10:30 a.m. in Howard Station Park
Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Noon in Downtown Lee’s Summit
Join Downtown Lee’s Summit in celebrating all things Irish. The eighth annual EMERALD ISLE PARADE begins at noon Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Downtown Lee’s Summit. The main parade route is on Green, Third and S.E. Main streets. This is the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, and this year’s theme is “Lucky 2013.”
This year’s Grand Marshal, Susan Coffman, was chosen for her civic engagement; she recently was selected as the 2012 Citizen of the Year for the City of Lee’s Summit. Susan volunteers for a variety of organizations, including Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, and works for Lee’s Summit CARES. Accompanying Susan in the parade are Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson impersonators, who will star in the Forever Kings concerts on March 15 and 16 to benefit Lee’s Summit CARES. Elvis is Lee’s Summit’s own Matt Lewis, who has a highly successful Las Vegas show as Elvis.
Back for its second year is the TRADITIONAL IRISH BREAKFAST, which takes place the morning of the parade from 8 to 11 a.m. at Mingle, 209 S.E. Main St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and younger, if purchased in advance by calling 816-246-6598. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Advanced tickets are recommended.