As anyone in Arkansas will tell you, the World’s Shortest Parade in Hot Springs is the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. With live music, celebrity appearances and of course, beer, there’s something for everyone at one of the state’s most iconic events.
“We have over 30,000 people come each year and the parade makes a lot of top 10 lists nationally and internationally,” said Visit Hot Springs CEO Steve Arrison. “We have our hook as the shortest street and it’s really worked for us. We’re looking forward to a Monday and Tuesday this year, which will hopefully be our biggest parade ever.”
Arrison joined host Natalie Ghidotti on the latest episode of The Ghidotti Podcast to share more about the event’s history and what to expect at this year’s First Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest Parade, as well as all the other happenings in the Spa City.
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The Ghidotti Podcast is recorded at the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art, which is part of the Central Arkansas Library System.