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Exploring St. Patrick’s Day Alternatives in Kansas City

Amid Safety Concerns, KC Offers Diverse Celebratory Options for All Tastes
Aydan Stigler
Amidst the festive spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, the iconic symbol of luck, the clover, reminds us of the rich traditions and celebrations honoring Irish heritage.

  The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration is just around the corner, and with celebration comes large crowds. 

  The annual city parade usually draws in almost 200,000 attendees, but due to the recent tragedy at the Chiefs Superbowl parade, those numbers might decline.

  If you are looking for a different way to celebrate the holiday, check out these events happening around KC. 

  On St. Patrick’s Day McFadden’s will serve all-you-can-eat green pancakes, along with green beer and other drink specials. Additionally, the restaurant will host a gold coin scavenger hunt, with the lucky winner walking away with a $300 Visa card. 

  A more intimate hangout spot you could look to visit on or around St. Patrick’s Day is Puttery Kansas City, an immersive mini-golf bar. 

  The Puttery will serve St. Paddy-themed cocktails March 15-17 and will host a live DJ on March 16.

  For those who don’t mind a controlled environment with lively crowds, consider heading to Power & Light’s KC Live stage.

  Music at the KC Live stage will start at 3 p.m. with the main act “S!CK!CK,” going on at 6 p.m. This event will be free to attend. 

  If going outside the house just doesn’t sound all that appealing, there are still ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from inside the home.

  Try creating a themed charcuterie board and wash it down with homemade green beer. Test your luck and try to find a four leaf clover, or if kids are around, try out a new craft.

  No matter your preferences, there are ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for whatever mood you’re in. 

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