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ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE!

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

Smashmouth | Hot Springs | Shortest St. Patricks Day Parade

SMASH MOUTH

Bridge Street will never be the same. Smash Mouth is coming to Hot Springs, Arkansas to perform as part of the First Ever 16th annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade weekend on Saturday, March 16th at 8:00PM. The free concert will feature tracks off of the double platinum record "Fush Yu Mang," released in 1997. With a little luck of the Irish (everyone's a little green on Bridge Street), we will be hopping and bopping to smash hits off the bands second record, "Astrolounge," like "All Star," "Then The Morning Comes" and "Can't Get Enough of You Baby." Let's get ready to have some fun on Saturday, March 16th with the legendary, Smash Mouth in Hot Springs National Park. #staygoldhotsprings

2019 LIVE PERFORMANCES

Three Dog Night - Worlds Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade

Three Dog Night

Legendary rock and roll band, Three Dog Night will be a perfect finish to the First Ever 16th Annual Worlds Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The band has a long list of hits that we hope will be heard on Bridge Street including; Joy to the World, An Old Fashion Love Song, One, Mama Told Me Not to Come, Shambala and so many more. Three Dog Night is sure to bring the party to Hot Springs National Park. #staygoldhotsprings

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!

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Three Dog Night - Worlds Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade

Legendary Three Dog Night to Perform Free Concert!

Legendary music icons Three Dog Night will perform a free public concert in downtown Hot Springs Sunday, March 17, 2019, immediately after the First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® on world-famous 98-foot-long Bridge Street.

Smashmouth | Hot Springs | Shortest St. Patricks Day Parade

Once Again, Two Shortest St. Pats Concerts in 2019!

For the second year in a row, the First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade will feature two free public music concerts as part of the parade schedule.

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.

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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.