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25 things coming in 25 days to the World's Shortest St. Pat's Parade


The First Ever 19th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Hot Springs is 25 short days away. After two years of relatively no St. Patrick's Day celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parade will be back to full scale come March 17 on Bridge Street, and there's a lot to look forward to.

According to a Visit Hot Springs news release, there's no guarantee what all you might see at the parade, but here are 25 things you will definitely see:

1. The World’s Largest Leprechaun

2. The World’s Biggest Potato on Wheels

3. University of Arkansas Razorbacks Football Coach Sam Pittman and his wife, Jamie, as parade king and queen 

4. Foghat in a free post-parade concert

5. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

6. Paw Patrol

7. Michigan St. Patrick gang driving the snakes out of Ireland 

8. Parade grand marshal Cheech Marin

9. Parade official starter Danny (Machete) Trejo

10. “Marching Irish Elvi” Elvis impersonators

11. People kissing the Arkansas Blarney Stone

12. World’s largest inflatable Irish Pub

13. Big Poppa Bubble

14. Measuring of the 98-foot parade route

15. 98-foot-long Bridge Street itself, the World’s Shortest Street in Everyday Use

16. Beads - collect them all

17. Giant Cheech Puppeteers

18. The Mountain Pine Marching Band

19. The Love Machine (Cheech and Chong car replica)

20. The Wee Bounce O'Round Inflatable Kid Zone

21. Green Beer

22. Professional Fisherman Charlie Evans

23. Lucky The Inflatable Leprechaun

24. Green Fountains

25. A fire truck almost as long as the parade route itself

Correction: Number 13 was changed from Irish Wolfhounds to Big Poppa Bubble the same day of publication. Irish Wolfhounds will no longer be attending the parade.
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