Welcome to One of the BEST
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around
The First Ever Fourteeth Annual World’s Shortest
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Everybody is Irish in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas on March 17th!
The World’s Largest Leprechaun has barely had time to catch his breath from leading the 2016 World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in beautiful downtown Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, but intense planning already is under way for the First Ever 14th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2017.
WLL, as he is known to his fans, is in the gym pumping iron and in the bar pumping green beer as his fellow Parade Planning Committee members contemplate the pleasant task of selecting the Celebrity Grand Marshal for the 2017 event. The Committee has a sterling record of selecting world-famous Marshals such as 2016’s Michael & Kevin Bacon, The Bacon Brothers, and earlier Marshals such as Bo Derek and John Corbett (both of whom led the parade twice), Jim Belushi, Tim Matheson, George Wendt, Mario Lopez and others. Rest assured, 2017’s Marshal will be someone worth seeing.
Participants have also included the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, the (in)Famous Texas Tortilla Queens, the one and only Gary Busey, “Duck Dynasty’s” Mountain Man, and the San Diego Chicken.
In addition, the parade will feature such delights as marching Irish Elvis impersonators; Irish belly dancers; dozens of floats and marching units; loud music; free dancing in the street afterward, and some Irish bagpipers. Oh, and don’t forget the competition to see who can lay the best smooch on the Arkansas Blarney Stone.
There’s no serious competition for the level of zaniness that prevails as 30,000 revelers gather to watch the parade cover the 98 feet of Hot Springs’ Bridge Street, called by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not the World’s Shortest Street in Everyday Use.
Watch this space for the announcement of 2017’s Grand Marshal and other well-known participants.
Meanwhile, get to practicing your Riverdance moves and picking out your Irish hat and costume.
Fun and hilarity await you in Hot Springs.