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2019 GRAND MARSHAL

Ralph Macchio

“Sweep the leg Johnny!” Ralph Macchio will be the Grand Marshal of the 2019 World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Macchio captured the hearts of millions by overcoming adversity and falling in love in the hit movie, Karate Kid. He also went head to head in a guitar duel with Steve Vai in the 1986 film, Crossroads. In 1983, he played the part of Johnny who delivered the classic line, “Stay gold, Ponyboy.” Macchio joins a growing list of celebrities to be Grand Marshal, including Bo Derek, Jim Belushi, Kevin Bacon, Joey Fatone, John Corbett and Norm from Cheers.

2019 PARADE STARTER

tWitch

Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Ellen Degeneres’ favorite DJ and “So You Think You Can Dance” star, will be the official starter for the First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

2019 LIVE PERFORMANCES

World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade | Hot Springs National Park, AR

Stay tuned for announcements. Concert on Bridge Street the night before the parade. Always fun. Always free!

2019 LIVE PERFORMANCES

World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade | Hot Springs National Park, AR

Live music on the Bridge Street stage directly following the parade. Past concerts include Morris Day & The Time, Uncle Kracker and Kevin Bacon’s band!

Now accepting ideas for parade entries!

The First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is now accepting applications for the parade. Only 40 entries will be allowed to march in the parade, so dream up and design your entry and remember, the most wild, most colorful and imaginative floats always make it to the top of the parade entry pile. Spots always fill up fast so get your ideas in today!

Download the Official Parade Entry Form

News

50 Roller Derby Queens Jam Their Way to Top of the Entry List!

Fifty roller derby queens from Hot Springs have jammed their way to the front of the pack of entries for the First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® on March 17, 2019, in downtown Hot Springs.

Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders | Hot Springs National Park, AR

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Returning for Sixth Time!

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, one of the crowd favorites for years, will return as a feature of the First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® in Hot Springs March 17.

Ralph Macchio | Shortest St. Patricks Day Parade | Hot Springs, AR

The Karate Kid,’ Ralph Macchio, is the Celebrity Grand Marshal!

The Karate Kid is going to put some real kick in the First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® in downtown Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, on March 17, 2019.

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Whoah!! The First Ever 15th Annual Worlds Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade was, without a doubt, the biggest little parade in its’ 15 year history.

We saw the grand opening of O’Kelley’s Pop Up Pub, Grand Funk Railroad, Morris Day & The Time, Joey Fatone, Napoleon Dynamite, a dozen Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Katie Sunshine, the Budweiser Clydesdales, Elvis impersonators, fire trucks, bag pipes, marching bands, news crews and tens of thousands of parade goers who turned Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas green for another year.

We have marked our calendar for 2019, have you? #shorteststpats

Feast your eyes on this short video of the First Ever 15th Annual Worlds Shortest St Patrick’s Day Parade shot and edited by Arkansas filmmaker, Justin Farley. We think the images capture all the fun that is Hot Springs every March 17th.