First Ever 14th Annual World’s Shortest Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 17
This Friday March 17, 2017 is St. Patrick’s Day and you don’t have to travel far to celebrate this Irish holiday. Hot Springs, Ark., is home to the “First Ever 14th Annual World’s Shortest Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade.”
Wear your green and come watch this 98-foot parade on historic Bridge Street, famously known as the shortest active street in the world. New Orleans may be famous for party revelers during Mardi Gras but Hot Springs has turned this Irish celebration into a party itself, attracting people from all over the world who come in for this one day event, celebrities included. Remember Alfonso Ribiero from the hit television show “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and winner of “Dancing With The Stars? Alfonso will serve as the celebrity Grand Marshall of this year’s parade along with pro-wrestler Rick Flair as Official Starter of the parade. In addition, 12 World Famous Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders will join in on all the parade fun.
Festivities kickoff at 4:30PM with the Blarney Stone Kissing Contest followed at 5:30PM with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Then at approximately 6:25PM there will be an official measurement of the parade route with the “World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade” getting underway at 6:30PM on Bridge Street in downtown Hot Springs.
After the parade hang around for a concert from Uncle Kracker at 7:30PM and a free live performance from Sad Daddy at the Tullamore Dew Irish Pop Up Pub.
Check out this YouTube from last year.
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There will also be another event taking place downtown as well Beerfest.