Spring is (Almost) Here–Celebrate at the St Pat’s Parade Saturday!!

It’s one of Brookside’s most popular community events…the annual St. Patrick’s Warm-Up Parade, happening tomorrow, Saturday March 14, 2023!

This family friendly event starts at 2pm; note neighboring streets will be blocked off early afternoon. One of the reasons I like this parade so much is that spectators can get very close to the route and see all the fabulous floats, dancers, bands, classic cars and decorations up close. And the parade itself is pretty long–sometime going more than an hour! This year’s theme is Chasing Rainbows.

If you plan on going to the parade, please be aware that many streets around the route will be clogged with cars and pedestrians–if you must drive, park several blocks away and walk to your viewing spot. Be extra careful driving and enjoy the day…the parade route is posted below. (There is a possibility the parade could be delayed by a week due to weather.) See you there!

Meyer Fest This Saturday in Brookside


St Peter’s Church is hosting Meyer Fest again this Saturday, Oct 6, 2018–open to everyone!

The day begins with a family friendly carnival from 9am-2:30pm.  Lots of games, entertainment, food trucks and inflatables available for the little ones to enjoy while the older folks socialize.  And in the evening…

Come back for the Adult Block Party from 6-11:30pm.  Live music provided by The Zeros and Boogie Wonderland–plus more food and beer available!

Note that Meyer Fest takes place in the street–on Meyer Blvd between Holmes and Rockhill.  Walk or bike over..if you must drive, parking available on the east side of Rockhill.  Details at www.meyerfestkc.com.



Sip and Shop in Brookside Thurs 9/20/18

brookside sip and shop

Enjoy strolling along 63rd St  Brookside tonight during the Sip and Shop!  Various merchants will have wine samples and restaurant specials from 5-7pm on Thursday, Sept 20, 2018, focusing on 63rd St between Wornall and Main and along Brookside Plaza.

Participating shops include Stuff, Lady Bye, Fiddly Fig, New Dime Store, Brookside Barkery, Party Warehouse and COCO.  There are some excellent restaurant deals too–at  Red Door Grill, Michael Forbes, Charlie Hoopers and several more.  You can see the complete list at www.brooksidekc.org.  

Thank you for supporting our locally owned businesses in Brookside!


Brookside’s Sidewalk Sale Starts Today!

Brookside Sidewalk Sale

The annual Brookside Sidewalk Sale starts Friday July 6, through Sunday July 11, 2018.

Stroll along the 63rd St sidewalks and browse the bargains…many merchants set up items just outside their doors, with more sale items inside the cool air conditioned stores. I always find great deals during the sidewalk sale…it’s worth the trip!  You’ll find discounts on various merchandise from 40-75%!

Also happening on Saturday–the Shred It for area residents.  From 8am-11am, bring papers for shredding (up to two boxes per person) to the parking lot behind Jalepeno’s for safe and secure shredded disposal of documents and various personal papers.

Thank you for supporting local Brookside businesses!  It seems like summer is passing so quickly…..




Brookside Sidewalk Sale Through Sunday


It’s time for the annual Brookside Sidewalk Sale–Thursday July 6 through Sunday July 10, 2017!

Various merchants will set up tables on the sidewalks on 63rd St east of Wornall.  You will find all sorts of bargains here:  jewelry, clothes, decor, small gifts and household goods, and some surprises–“oh, I could use one of those!”.  Plus, it’s always nice to chat with shop owners and neighbors that are browsing at the same time.  Make a day of it and stop for a snack, coffee or lunch at one of Brookside’s local eateries!

Also, the annual Shred Event is Saturday July 8 from 8am-11am in the parking lot between Commerce Bank and the tennis courts (Meyer and Brookside Road).  There is a limit on how much you can bring to shred:  two standart file sized boxes or grocery sacks.

Thank you for supporting locally owned businesses in Brookside!

Upcoming Fall Events in Brookside

Today’s blog is a quick reminder of some upcoming events in Brookside — make note in your calendar!

*Monthly networking event is this Wednesday, Oct 24 from 8-9am at St Elizabeth’s Church, 2 E 75th St.  Beverages provided–come network with local businesses and residents.

*Annual Brookside Trick or Treat Street, Oct 31 from 4-6pm along 63rd St between Wornall and Main.   Hundreds of kids will be walking along these blocks–be extra careful when travelling through the area.

Watch for trick or treaters in Brookside!

*E Waste Recycling, Saturday Nov 2 from 9am-1pm at the UMKC parking lot, 51st and Oak.  Drop off your electronic waste (computers, TVs, VCRs, cellphones, microwave, etc) for recycling.

Need more information on Brookside?  Email me!