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ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE!
2019 GRAND MARSHAL
“Sweep the leg Johnny!” Ralph Macchio will be the Grand Marshal of the 2019 World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Macchio captured the hearts of millions by overcoming adversity and falling in love in the hit movie, Karate Kid. He also went head to head in a guitar duel with Steve Vai in the 1986 film, Crossroads. In 1983, he played the part of Johnny who delivered the classic line, “Stay gold, Ponyboy.” Macchio joins a growing list of celebrities to be Grand Marshal, including Bo Derek, Jim Belushi, Kevin Bacon, Joey Fatone, John Corbett and Norm from Cheers.
2019 PARADE STARTER
Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Ellen Degeneres’ favorite DJ and “So You Think You Can Dance” star, will be the official starter for the First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
2019 LIVE PERFORMANCES
Bridge Street will never be the same. Smash Mouth is coming to Hot Springs, Arkansas to perform as part of the First Ever 16th annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade weekend on Saturday, March 16th at 8:00PM. The free concert will feature tracks off of the double platinum record "Fush Yu Mang," released in 1997. With a little luck of the Irish (everyone's a little green on Bridge Street), we will be hopping and bopping to smash hits off the bands second record, "Astrolounge," like "All Star," "Then The Morning Comes" and "Can't Get Enough of You Baby." Let's get ready to have some fun on Saturday, March 16th with the legendary, Smash Mouth in Hot Springs National Park. #staygoldhotsprings
2019 LIVE PERFORMANCES
Three Dog Night
Legendary rock and roll band, Three Dog Night will be a perfect finish to the First Ever 16th Annual Worlds Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The band has a long list of hits that we hope will be heard on Bridge Street including; Joy to the World, An Old Fashion Love Song, One, Mama Told Me Not to Come, Shambala and so many more. Three Dog Night is sure to bring the party to Hot Springs National Park. #staygoldhotsprings
Now accepting ideas for parade entries!
The First Ever 16th Annual 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!
Scott McClard and Dona Pettey will reign as king and queen over the First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® on March 17 in Hot Springs.
The World’s Largest Potato on Wheels has joined the lineup of the First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® to be held Sunday, March 17, on 98-foot Bridge Street in downtown Hot Springs.
First Ever World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Zero K Footrace Will Kick Off Three-Day Weekend of Activities Surrounding First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade®