You can get a head start on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year in Topeka.
The downtown parade is this Saturday and will start at noon at the staging area at 4th and Kansas Ave. and head south to 10th Street, where it will take a left heading west on 10th, one block to Jackson and back north to the end of the parade at 3rd and Jackson.
The area in blue on the map is where the bed races will take place and in green is the 5K 2.5K Fun Run.
Emporia will hold a parade at 1 p.m. on Saturday while Manhattan’s starts at 2 p.m.
Lawrence will hold its’ parade on Monday at 1 p.m.