First Ever 11th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade


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The First Ever Eleventh Annual World’s Shortest

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Everybody is Irish in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas on March 17th!

Get ready for the best-ever version of the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on historic Bridge Street in the heart of beautiful Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, on March 17.

There’ll be world-famous celebrities, beautiful women, The World’s Largest Leprechaun, Irish Elvis impersonators, green beer, loud music, dancing in the street and cash for the best smooch laid on the Arkansas Blarney Stone.

The First Ever 11th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade will cram a world’s worth of fun and zaniness into the 98-foot parade route, led by TV and movie star Jim Belushi and also featuring the hotly awaited return of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders who pumped up the 30,000 celebrants last year. To kick things off will be Mountain Man from the “Duck Dynasty” show as the official parade starter.

Speaking of pumped up, a brand new parade mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun, will join his human cousin, World’s Largest, to keep the crowd hopping.

There’ll be a competition for long-green cash when contestants line up just before the parade begins to see who does the best job of Romancing the Stone — the four-ton Arkansas Blarney Stone adjacent to the parade route.

Texas’ famous Tortilla Queens are coming back, and there’ll be loads of floats, marching bands, entertainment troupes and just plain old craziness. So mark your calendar and polish your shillelagh for what has become a world-famous celebration of Irishness on March 17 in Hot Springs.

We’ll keep the green light on for ya.

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