Topeka will host its 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday March 17th. St. Patrick’s Day festivities will include the 10th Annual Great Topeka Bed Race. Check in for this race will begin at 8am and it will start at 10am. The 7th Annual Mater Dei Irish Fest will start with breakfast at 8am and the Irish Fest 5K Fun Run to follow at 9am. The parade will begin at noon in historic downtown Topeka.
While the official parade route has yet to be released, the areas between SW Topeka Boulevard and S Kansas Avenue and between 6th and 10th streets would be the areas to avoid on Saturday March 17th.
We’ve had roller coaster weather conditions the last few years, like last year, where there was a veritable snowstorm during the parade!