Share the spirit of St. Joseph's annual rite of spring. This citywide event includes a grand parade, a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned barbecue contest, live music and other activities.
The barbecue contest is held in Civic Center Park Friday evening and Saturday.
The parade (at 9:30 a.m.) runs from the staging area on Corby Parkway, south on Ashland, west on Frederick Blvd., south on Ninth Street, and west on Felix to Fifth Street.
Held rain or shine.
Friday times: 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Live Music, vendors and beer garden
BBQ Tasting and Contest from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday times, Noon-4 p.m.
Awards ceremony, 3 p.m.
Food tents, vendors, games for kids, live music and beer garden