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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
Hot Springs will celebrate 15 years of hosting one of the top St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the world with not one, but two concerts in 2018! Last year’s Uncle Kracker concert brought the biggest crowd we have seen on Bridge Street and we plan on raising our shamROCKS even higher this year. Look for two big concerts, the first on Friday, March 16th and the after parade concert on Saturday, March 17th.
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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.
First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 17, 2018!
Tim Herlihy, the Tullamore D.E.W. United States Ambassador, selected Hot Springs’ March 17 98-foot parade as the event he’ll attend this year.