Mar 13, 2023 - Things to Do

World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade packs a party punch

Photo: Courtesy of Visit Hot Springs

Ralph Machio, Cheech Marin and Mike Rowe have more than Kevin Bacon in common.

The (short) picture: First held in 2003, the leprechaun-length parade started marches on Bridge Street, which is all of 98 feet long.

  • Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a "parade of one" was held in 2020.

Go march: This year's celebration begins at 3pm Friday. The procession is at 6:30pm, after a measurement of the route.

Shenanigans continue Saturday.

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