Things to Know:
Cottleville Shamrock Run and Parade

The Cottleville Firefighter Outreach is getting ready for another successful year of events on March 16, 2019. The Cottleville St. Patrick's Day Run & Parade is under new management and is now the Shamrock Run & Parade. 
All proceeds will support the 
CFO's ongoing fundraising efforts.
They have a new website :

Parade Route, Barricades
This year the parade route starts on Weiss Road near the Warren Elementary school entrance. It will travel down Weiss Road on to Hwy. N through historic downtown Cottleville and end at Francis Howell Central High School entrance. The float pathway will be narrowed allowing plenty of room behind the barricades for parade watchers along the route and on shoulders of the roadway.   

Tents & Setting Up Early to Watch the Parade
Thank you for your interest in our Shamrock Run & Parade. We will set out barricades on the Thursday and Friday before the event. Once they are in place, public spaces are first-come, first-serve. Tents can be set up only after the barricades are erected on Friday 3/15/19. On Saturday morning, they will move the barricades inward towards the road to open up more sidewalk space. You will need to be present when they do that to retain your spot. The City of Cottleville and parade committee will allow tents and chairs so long as they meet the following guidelines:

  • They are set up after the barricades have been placed. Any tents or other items staged before barricades are set up will be removed.
  • They are not blocking or inhibiting movement on public sidewalks, trails, parking spaces or intersections. 
  • They are not inhibiting the movement of the barricades. Any tents or other items that are physically attached to the barricades will be removed so that we can adjust the barricades on Saturday morning and open them in the event of an emergency. 
  • They are not on private property without the owner's permission.
Any items that do not meet these criteria will be confiscated by the Police Department and will be available for pickup at the Cottleville City Hall on the following Monday only.

Parking & Shuttle Info
Francis Howell Central Parents Club sells $5.00 parking for the school lot. Handicap accessible parking is also available at Francis Howell Central. Spartan Football Booster Club will be selling food and drink at the entrance of FHC & Highway N. 
St. Joseph Church Youth Ministries has $10.00 parking with entry to the church lot from Motherhead/Gutermuth Roads only.  St. Joseph Church is also offering $20 reserved parking near the front of the Church that you can purchase now at the Parish Center office.
Parking is available at SCC campus. (no public parking on the orange lot)
Shuttle service is available from SCC until 4pm. Shuttles will drop off and pick up on Hwy. N at the following locations:  Cottleville Wine Seller - Bemo's - Cottleville Fire House
There is no shuttle service during the Run or Parade. 
See below for a list of shuttle times:
6:30AM - Shuttle Service Begins
7:30AM - Road Closures Begin; No Shuttle Service
8:00AM - Shamrock Run Begins
9:30AM - Roads Reopen to local traffic only; Shuttle Service Resumes
11:30AM - Road Closures Resume; No Shuttle Service
12:00 - Shamrock Parade Begins
2:00PM - Roads Reopen; Shuttle Service Resumes
4:00PM - Shuttle Service Ends
No large coolers or other large items will be allowed on the shuttles.

Road Closures and Traffic Congestion

Motherhead at Gutermuth Road will be closed from approximately 7:00am-4pm, unless you are gaining entry to paid parking at St. Joseph Church.
Highway N will be closed  just east of the Knights of Columbus (5701 Hwy N) from approximately 7am-4pm.  Weiss Road will be closed  from approximately 7:00am-4pm . Resident & business passes maybe used during local traffic only times via Lohmar Lane in this area. Once the floats have left Weiss Road, they plan to reopen Weiss Road.  Highway N will be closed at FHC Campus Drive from  approximately  7am-4p m. Again, resident &  business passes maybe used in this area during local  traffic only times.  Surrounding areas will have heavy traffic.  Please plan accordingly.

Resident and Business Passes
St. Patrick's resident and business passes, for those located WITHIN the parade route, may be obtained Mon-Fri  from 9:00am - 5:00 pm at Cottleville City Hall. On March 11th you may pick up passes after hours until 7 pm at City Hall.  This includes Brittany Place, Rosedale, Old Town Historic Area and Timberwood Farms Subdivisions. A maximum of 4 passes per residence address please. Proof of address must be provided to receive passes (driver's license or a utility bill). If other arrangements for pass pick up are needed please contact . Please note when the roads are closed during the run and parade, NO TRAFFIC is allowed through even if you or your employees have a business or resident pass. These passes are to be used during local traffic only times. 

Run for the Helmet
The 7K Run for the Helmet start time is at 8:00 am with a 2 mile fun run immediately 
following the runners.  Visit   for more run information and to sign up.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are still needed for the Shamrock Run & Parade  between March 16th - 18th. Contact Garrett Ryan, Shamrock Run & Parade Chairman at 636-447-6655.   For all event details visit

Food Truck Locations 
Along the Parade Route
Lorenzo's Plaza in Historic Cottleville:   Sugar Fire Smokehouse, Blues Fired Pizza, Beer, Beads and Novelties for sale.
La Chata: margaritas
Bemo's/Chamber beer tent
Russo's Trucktoria
Luigi & Raffaele's Pizza & Pasta
Fantastic Collision Center 5261 Hwy. N:   
St. Louisiana, Kono Ice, 
Former Missouri Mulch Lot at 5291 
Hwy N: Cottleville Fire Fighter Beer Tent
Plank Road Pizza:  Pizza, Soda & Beer on the patio
Cottleville Cookies & Cream: 5525 Oak Street, Ice Cream and Cookies

Local Food, Drink & More Near the Parade Route
St. Joseph Athletic Association Food Booth at the St. Joseph Church parking lot. 
Spartan Football Booster Club at the FHC Entrance 5199 Highway N
Rack House Kitchen Wine & Whiskey 5065 Hwy. N
Jo's Pub 5205 5th Street 
Bemo's 5377 Hwy. N
Aiello's Cigar Bar 5286 Hwy. N
Mannino's Market 5205 Hwy. N
Plank Road Pizza 5212 Hwy. N 
Cottleville Wine Seller 5314 Hwy. N
Van Buskirks Chocolate Bar 5326 Hwy. N
Exit 6 Brewery 5055 Hwy. N
Salty's Freshmex 5045 Hwy. N: Featuring delicious Street Tacos
Cookie's & Cream 5525 Oak Street 
Blooming Daisy Marketplace 5541 Chestnut Street
#1 Spot Liquor 5055 Highway N
Cottleville Fire Fighter Beer Tents: 
Behind Bemo's & at 5291 Hwy N (former MO Mulch)
Bombshell Bar & Grill: 3915 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. 

Cottleville's St. Patrick's  Day Live Music Scene 
Bemo's:  Johnny Chase 1-5pm; Rough Riders 5-9pm 
The Babylon: Doors open 9am. D.J. 2pm - 11pm; Shangri-La live at 7pm; no entry fee
Cottleville Wine Seller:   Up All Night STL for the after party! 3-7pm
Jo's Pub: Karaoke   
Exit 6 Brewery: Doors open at 9am
Lulu's Bar & Grill: Doors open 11am-1:30am; D.J. 9pm-1:00am
Bomb Shell Bar & Grill: Doors open 11am; Karaoke starts at 9:00pm