St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and other weekend possibilities
- Holiday Byte
- Get out your green.
St. Patrick’s Day is a bit like Oktoberfest — the party is no longer really just for one day. But also like Oktoberfest, you wouldn’t have it any other way. Irishpalooza comes to Martin City on Sunday. The 25th annual parade begins at 2 p.m. at the State Line Point Shopping Center (Washington and 135th Street), and local weather forecaster Gary Lezak is this year’s grand marshal. The Kelihans play the post-parade party from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Jess & Jim’s Steakhouse, where you can have a beer and some of their house-made corned beef and cabbage. The Shawnee St. Patrick’s Day Parade, in its 30th year, starts the same day (Sunday) at 1 p.m. and runs from Monrovia to Nieman on Johnson Drive.
But when it comes to eats, the one parade to attend might just be the Snake Saturday Parade on Saturday. The 28th annual Snake Saturday festivities in the Northland start at 11 a.m. with the parade beginning at 14th Street and Swift. If you’re not on a float waving, you can fill your hands with corn dogs, funnel cakes, caramel apples, sausages and peppers, and all of the state-fair food that is the best part of summer.