WELCOME TO THE WORLD'S SHORTEST

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE!

THE GRAND MARSHAL

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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!

THE PARADE STARTER

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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.

LIVE PERFORMANCES

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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."

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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 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

News

First Ever 18th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Scheduled for March 17, 2021, Canceled Due to Virus

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — The First Ever 18th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled for March 17, 2021, on legendary Bridge Street in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, has been canceled due to uncertainties surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic. “Because we can’t be certain what public-health restrictions will remain in place […]

2020 World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade Canceled Due to Pandemic

The 2020 edition of the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which had been rescheduled from March 17 to October 17, was canceled today because of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Shortest St. Pats 2020 King & Queen

Tim Culbreth, Cindy Baswell to Reign as 2020 Shamrock Royalty!

Two Hot Springs residents with long histories of service to their community will reign as the Shamrock Royalty for the First Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2020, on World Famous 98-foot-long Bridge Street.

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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.