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Rush Center, Kansas: Home of the Largest St. Patrick's Parade

Small town of Rush Center promotes its annual 2-mile long parade of Irish pride.

Union St., Rush Center, KS
US Hwy 183 and Union St./Hwy 96.
Sa in March. 2011: Mar 12th 2:30 pm. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Home of the Largest St. Patrick's Parade

Stopped in September so wasn't able to witness the parade. Very skeptical about the claim, but if there's a sign, it must be true, right?

[Patrice, 10/11/2018]

Little sign man.

Home of the Largest St. Patrick's Parade

The small town of Rush Center promoted itself for a time as "Home of the Largest St. Patrick's Parade." Now they cautiously refer to the parade as "one of the largest." The 2-mile long procession of bands, floats and other vehicles happens once a year on a Saturday near the holiday.

Rush Center itself is only a few hundred people, and seems depleted of businesses. But there's still enough energy for the annual "wearin' o' the green."

[ Team, 03/10/2011]

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