WELCOME TO THE WORLD'S SHORTEST
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE!
2018 GRAND MARSHAL
Joey Fatone to get “NSYNC” with Hot Springs on March 17, 2018 as the official Grand Marshal of the Worlds Shortest St Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade 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 on 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. Now we will add the charismatic singer/actor Joey Fatone to the illustrious list of Grand Marshal’s.
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.
2018 LIVE PERFORMANCES
Flamboyant musical star Morris Day and his band, The Time, will provide the post-parade free entertainment on March 17, 2018, immediately following the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Hot Springs.
Katie Sunshine will entertain the St Pat’s Parade goers during the pre-parade festivities!
After years of trying to get them, the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® has landed the famous Budweiser Clydesdales for this year’s March 17 event.
For the first time ever, there will be a genuine marching band in the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® on March 17 in downtown Hot Springs.