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Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade :: Hot Springs Fun

February 19th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

Officially known as the First Ever 12th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, this wildly fun and crazy event meets NASCAR next month. Mark Martin, NASCAR legend, has agreed to be the 2015 Grand Marshall. He’ll bring his famous No. 01 U.S. Army race car, on display for two days at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

The parade begins at 6:30pm on March 17, however you’ll want to get there early for a good vantage spot. Since the parade is only 98 feet long–the entire length of Bridge Street–it’s a hoot to watch band members start playing at the beginning of Bridge Street and then stop at the end.

At the parade you’ll see Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, Elvis impersonators, marching Irish wolfhounds, bands, floats, and all sorts of odd and goofy groups. Following the parade, the Swon Brothers perform a free outdoor concert.

This parade provides a perfectly fun setting to wear your green and celebrate with 30,000 “Irish” friends. We’d love to welcome you to our Hot Springs bed & breakfast, and we’ll gladly provide best tips for parking and viewing the parade.

World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

February 19th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Hot Springs is becoming known as one of the great places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! On March 17, the hilarious “First Ever 9th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade”

World's Shortest St. Patrick's Parade

is held on Bridge St., in the historic downtown. Really. This parade is only 98 feet long–the entire length of Bridge St.

Never a town that takes itself too seriously, this day is full of green celebration and green libation. Live, free concerts fill the air before and after the parade. You can also join in the kissing of the Blarney Stone.

This year’s grand marshal: Otter (Tim Matheson) from Animal House.

Come on and stay at our Hot Springs B&B—away from the crowds and noise, but close enough to the fun. We’ll provide tips on the best parking and viewing areas.

First Ever 8th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patricks Day Parade!

February 23rd, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

That’s right! The First Ever 8th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held in Hot Springs, Arkansas on March 17th. But don’t think that something so short isn’t worth your time. The Leprechauns will not take that lightly! The event is recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top 20 events in the Southeast. In addition the Smithsonian has named #1 in the way of the most unusual celebrations of the holiday. Irish Central named it “the wackiest”. Now you know you want to be a part of it! Have a stay at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn and be there for this year’s round of recognition.

The festivities will last well into the evening with live music and a street dance starting at 7:30 to finish it off. Of course this will follow other events like the Blarney Stone Kissing contest at 4:30, and the parade itself lasts for and hour starting at 6:30. Get a good spot for viewing by making sure you arrive by 6:00 when the festivities kick off!

This year’s Grand Marshal will be none other than one John Corbett!

Grand Marshal of The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2011

You know him from popular television shows such as Parenthood, Sex and the City and Northern Exposure. He will not only serve as Grand Marshal but also will provide the after-entertainment for the street dance by performing with his band!

The parade is held on Bridge Street in downtown Hot Springs. All 98ft of Bridge Street earned it the title of the World’s Shortest Street from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in the 1940’s. Sounds like a great location for a parade, right?! Over 30,000 people seem to think so. They flock to the site each year to celebrate the holiday.

Why not join them this year? Come and have a relaxing stay in one of these luxurious rooms at our bed and breakfast. We will make sure you are well rested and geared up for wearing green!

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