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The Official Topeka
St. Patrick's Day Website

A Topeka Tradition
in our 39th year in
Historic Downtown Topeka!

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 Jameson Irish Whiskey - Proud Topeka St. Patrick's Day Sponsors!





Capitol City Business Improvement District

Downtown Topeka Incorporated


NOTICE: Staging will be in the area 1st and Kansas to 4th and Kansas. STAGING NOW BEGINS AT 10AM! No one will be allowed in the staging area prior to 10am. Parade entrants entering the staging area prior to 10am may be ticketed for obstructing traffic by the Topeka Police Department (TPD).

Come down and join us for the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade! The 2018 events will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 kicked off by the parade at high noon!

We are asking for a voluntary contribution to support Easterseals Capper Foundation of $10 per float (please bring cash the day of parade). Help us support this great organization!


REGISTRATION (NEW INFO) is now being gathered in one central location for “open entry” downtown parades to help provide better communication with entrants, parade hosts and Shawnee County Emergency Management (SCEM). Click here to access the online form on the Downtown Topeka Inc website (form appears on the right). This allows us to inform you of upcoming parades and forward updates as changes arise. The information you provide, especially your driver’s license, is not shared with outside entities except for the purpose of assisting in case of a Mass Casualty Emergency. The information is NOT processed under scrutiny by law enforcement. It allows us to have a database of contacts in case of emergency and also assists SCEM perform practice drills in case they are ever faced with a mass casualty situation, affording them additional grant funding through FEMA. We appreciate your cooperation. If you are uncomfortable providing the complete information or unsure who a driver will be, you can have your license scanned in the staging entry by SCEM prior to entering the parade route. No one driving a vehicle will be allowed in the parade route without registering either on this site or with the SCEM in staging.


Be sure to thank our fine Topeka Police Department men and women for their ongoing assistance during our parade. We love our TPD!

Alert! We need volunteers!

For more information, contact the Parade Master, Mark Sweeney at
kc135@swbell.net .

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night,
and the road downhill all the way to your door.


Special Events

Participate in the 2nd Annual Great Topeka Bed Race - check in time 8am!
10th Annual Great Topeka Bed Race - 6th and Jackson - Check In/Inspection at 8am - Race begins at 10:00am - fun for all. Proceeds to benefit Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

Don't miss the Mater Dei Irish FestThe 7th Annual Mater Dei Irish Fest - Starts with 8am breakfast, followed by the 5th Annual Mater Dei Irish Fest 5k Fun Run Saturday, March 17 at 9am. Then, join these fine folks as they celebrate the day with food, beer and music. Irish food and drink will be available before, during and after the parade in our outdoor Beer Garden (pray for a sunny day). The Irish Fest will be open until 6pm.

Irish Sing-A-Long at Assumption Church at 8th and Jackson at 9:00am - Mass at 8:00 am.

The Annual Parade at High Noon. Oh, glory be, a Saturday Parade. Wear your walkin shoes, this will be a big one!








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