2023 is already looking like it’s going to be a great year! All around Kansas City there are already so many great events that are scheduled and some of the best ones are happening right in our neighborhood, Brookside. With our office being right in the heart of Brookside, we will be participating in all these fun events and cannot wait to see everyone this year.
St. Pat’s Warm-Up Parade
The annual Brookside St. Patrick’s Warm-Up Parade is a fun, family-oriented event occurring the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. The parade draws participants and spectators from around the metro and kicks off a spirit-filled week in Kansas City celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The Brookside Business Association and Community Improvement District sponsor the celebration each year with support from the Kansas City Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund. Over 100 organizations and businesses from across the metro enter the parade each year. Whether marching, dancing, walking or riding vehicles ranging from red wagons and bikes to floats and classic cars, the entrants, music and other festivities are sure to entertain groups and families of all ages. Entries include bands, drill teams, Irish dancers, bagpipers, the mounted patrol, and dogs of all shapes and sizes including Basset Hounds, Great Danes and of course, Irish Setters. It’s a one-of-a-kind event that you don’t want to miss!
Make sure to stop by our office and say hello! We are looking forward to seeing everyone in their green on March 11th starting at 2pm.
Brookside Art Annual
The Brookside Art Annual is hosted by the Brookside Business Association (BBA). The BBA is a non-profit organization of merchants working to promote and improve the community in the heart of Kansas City. Dominated by quaint neighborhoods, the Brookside neighborhood becomes the center of the Midwest art community each May. The Brookside Art Annual is known for its festive atmosphere, hospitality, convenience, and has become a must-attend event for artists and art seekers alike.
The show is located at 63rd and Brookside Boulevard (one block east of Wornall) between 63rd Street and Meyer Boulevard. The annual show includes children’s activities on Saturday and Sunday, including face painting, arts and crafts, balloon animals and more. And while you’re at the show enjoy some of the best Brookside has to offer at our Art Annual food booths – local restaurants serve up a variety of delicious food and drink options ranging from savory burgers to bacon wrapped dates, and stuffed artichoke to lobster mac & cheese. There’s something for everyone! You can find out more specifics and a list of current and past artists at BrooksideArtAnnual.com.(link is external)
Upcoming Show Dates:
2023 – Friday, May 5th – Sunday, May 7th
2024 – Friday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 5th
2025 – Friday, May 2nd – Sunday, May 4th
2026 – Friday, May 1st – Sunday, May 3rd
2027 – Friday, April 30th – Sunday, May 2nd
Art Annual Hours:
Friday – 5pm – 9pm
Saturday – 10am – 9pm
Sunday – 11am – 5pm
At Brookside Real Estate we are so excited for these great events. Stay tuned for more upcoming events happening throughout the year in Brookside!