Everybody is Irish in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas on March 17th!

Save the date for the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in beautiful downtown Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Our 15th anniversary will surely be the biggest, funnest, wildest and most memorable St Patrick’s Day Parade in history!!

Pizza and suds — the perfect combo, not only for a great snack but also for the king and queen of the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade®.

The royalty for the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® on March 17 in historic downtown Hot Springs will be Anthony Valinoti, the brains behind nationally famous Deluca’s Pizzeria Napoletana, and  Rose Schweikhart, who developed and runs equally famous Superior Bathhouse Brewery on World Famous Bathhouse Row.

“We couldn’t have found two people more in tune with the atmosphere of wacky good fun surrounding our great little parade than Tony and Rose,” said Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs.

Also, after years of trying to get them, the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® has landed the famous Budweiser Clydesdales for this year’s March 17 event.  “The Budweiser Clydesdales will bring a new level of excitement and attention to Hot Springs because of their worldwide fame,” Arrison said.

Announcing the 2018 Grand Marshal!!!

The 1st Ever Worlds Shortest St Patrick’s Day Parade in Hot Springs, Arkansas has hosted some of the most colorful celebrities in its’ 15 year history. The infamous 98 foot Bridge Street parade route has been marched, sauntered and danced by the likes of Alfonso Ribeiro, Bo Derek, Kevin Bacon, Mark Martin, Jim Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Corbett, John Ratzenberger, Mike Rowe, Mario Lopez, Pauley Shore, George Wendt, Bob Wheeler, and Dick Kelley.  Music legend Joey Fatone, who soared to fame as a member of the world-famed boy-band *NSYNC, will be the celebrity grand marshal of First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Hot Springs March 17, 2018.

Annoucing the 2018 Parade Starter!!!

The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns 15 next March, and Napoleon Dynamite will be there to fire the starter’s pistol marking the beginning of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas’s, annual celebration of zany fun and frivolity.

2018 Live Performances

Visit Hot Springs will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Worlds Shortest St Patrick's Day Parade with a Grand Funk Railroad concert the day before the parade. Bridge Street will be rocking with "The American Band" whose hits include "Locomotion", "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "We're An American Band." The free Grand Funk Railroad concert will take place on Friday, March 16th - St Paddy's Eve at the top of Bridge Street in beautiful, historic Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.  Don't miss your chance to see the flamboyant musical star Morris Day and his band, The Time, who provide the post-parade free entertainment on March 17, 2018, immediately following the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Hot Springs.

For the first time ever, there will be a genuine marching band in the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® on March 17 in downtown Hot Springs.

The Mountain Pine High School Red Devil Marching Band will have the honor of being the first-ever certified marching band in the world-famous 98-foot parade on Bridge Street, the shortest street in the world in everyday use.

St. Patrick's Day Schedule 

Friday, March 16

  • 5:00 PM - OKelley's Pop Up Pub opens with a performance by the Akeem Kemp Blues Band (corner of Malvern & Convention) Free!
  • 7:00 PM - Adam Faucett performs - Bridge Street Stage
  • 8:00 PM - Grand Funk Railroad performs. - Bridge Street Stage


Saturday, March 17

  • 3:00 PM - Okelley's Pop Up Pub opens (corner of Malven & Convention)
  • 6:30 PM - Pre-Parade w/Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and Katie Sunshine!
  • 7:25 PM - Official measuring of the parade route
  • 7:30 PM - Parade Begins
  • 9:00 PM - Morris Day & The Time - Bridge Street Stage

For more detailed information please visit http://www.shorteststpats.com/