WELCOME TO THE WORLD'S SHORTEST
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
Last year’s parade couldn’t have been started with any more level of fanfare. Ric Flair, “The Nature Boy” gave us goose bumps when he took command of Bridge Street and started the parade with a rousing, “WOOOOO!”. Flair might have even out did the 2016 Parade Starter, Gary Busey. Who will have the honors of starting the upcoming 1st Ever 15th Annual Worlds Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Any guesses? Check back for answers and remember, “Keep it Short!”
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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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.
Hot Springs has been named No. 8 among the Top 10 Spots in the World to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by Irish Central, the world’s most authoritative Irish media hub.