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ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE!
2018 GRAND MARSHAL
The 1st Ever Worlds Shortest St Patrick’s Day Parade in Hot Springs, Arkansas has hosted some of the most colorful celebrities in its’ 15 year history. The infamous 98 foot Bridge Street parade route has been marched, sauntered and danced by the likes of Alfonso Ribeiro, Bo Derek, Kevin Bacon, Mark Martin, Jim Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Corbett, John Ratzenberger, Mike Rowe, Mario Lopez, Pauley Shore, George Wendt, Bob Wheeler and Dick Kelley. Who will host the historic 15th anniversary of quirky little parade in 2018? Check back for updates and until then, “keep it short!”
2018 PARADE STARTER
Jon Heder, who became an overnight sensation and gained an instant cult following with his feature film debut in the title role of the offbeat comedy “Napoleon Dynamite,” has agreed to be the official starter for the 2018 parade, according to Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs and one of the creators of the annual 98-foot march down Bridge Street.
2018 LIVE PERFORMANCES
Visit Hot Springs will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Worlds Shortest St Patrick's Day Parade with a Grand Funk Railroad concert the day before the parade. Bridge Street will be rocking with "The American Band" whose hits include "Locomotion", "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "We're An American Band." The free Grand Funk Railroad concert will take place on Friday, March 16th - St Paddy's Eve at the top of Bridge Street in beautiful, historic Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.
The legendary, the flamboyant, the charismatic Morris Day and his band The Time will bring their upbeat funk, R&B and dance sounds to Hot Springs.
Rock legends Grand Funk Railroad will play a free concert in Hot Springs on Friday, March 16, 2018, the night before the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns 15 next March, and Napoleon Dynamite will be there to fire the starter’s pistol marking the beginning of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas’s, annual celebration of zany fun and frivolity.