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ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE!

2020 GRAND MARSHAL

Cheech Marin

"Dave's not here." It's CHEECH!! Hot Springs are you ready for the legendary actor and comedian, Cheech Marin to be the Grand Marshal of the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade? Make plans now to be in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Bridge Street will never be the same!

2020 PARADE STARTER

Danny "Machete" Trejo

He's bad to the bone! "Machete” — actually actor Danny Trejo — will be the official starter for the Second Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Hot Springs on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

2020 LIVE PERFORMANCES

Blues Traveler

The legendary rock band, Blues Traveler, will bring their signature harmonica driven sound to the Spa City on Saturday, October 17th at 8PM. The free outdoor concert will take place on Bridge Street in downtown Hot Springs. Cross your lucky shelalee's that the band delivers the hits like "Run Around," "Hook," and "Carolina Blues."

2020 LIVE PERFORMANCES

Foghat

Short parade, Slow Ride! The 17th annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade welcomes rock and roll legends, Foghat on Friday, October 16th. With Hits like Feel Like Making Love, Fool For the City and Slow Ride the day before the parade free concert on Bridge Street is sure to be a St Paddy's classic!

Now accepting ideas for parade entries!

The First Ever 17th 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

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Celebrity Participants All Sign On for First Ever Second 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Celebrity Participants All Sign On for First Ever Second 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Now Set Oct. 16 – 17 in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Announcing The Second 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Second 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade Now Scheduled for October 16 – 17.

Hot Springs’ World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The First Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, in downtown Hot Springs, has been postponed, Visit Hot Springs CEO Steve Arrison announced Thursday afternoon.

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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.