Hot Springs ‘World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade’ This Weekend
If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, then get ready! It's the 16th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hot Springs. I went last year and had so much fun that I'm going this year too!
The fun starts Friday, March 15 at 5PM in downtown Hot Springs with First Ever First Annual Worlds Shortest St. Patricks’ ZERO K the 3 heat race begins at 6PM on Bridge Street. Even though they aren't accepting any more participants it will be fun to cheer them on as they complete the 299-foot course.
Saturday, March 16 there will be live music starting at 4PM. Then Smashmouth takes the stage at 8PM for a free concert.
The World's Shortest St. Patrick's Parade is Sunday evening, March 17, with loads of activities leading up to the parade.
According to their website shorteststpats.com, Sunday's activities start with a Blarney Stone Kissing Contest at 4:30PM. Then more festivities kick off at 5:30PM with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and at 6:25PM official measuring of the parade route. The parade begins at 6:30PM. Parade participates include 2019 celebrity Grand Marshal Ralph Macchio and Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Ellen Degeneres’ favorite DJ and “So You Think You Can Dance” star, will be the official starter. The parade will be followed by a free concert with Three Dog Night.