Today’s festivities surrounding the Initial Ever 20th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade are only the beginning of two days of entertaining, as further activities are planned for the 20th anniversary and to coincide with the parade falling on a Friday, according to Cease by Hot Springs.
“We in reality have two days’ worth of free of charge of charge entertaining events on tap,” Cease by Hot Springs CEO Steve Arrison, talked about in a news release. “We want certainly every person to have a grand time in Hot Springs and we assume we have lined up lots of activities to assure that.”
The city has also released an updated schedule of road closures connected to the parade activities for presently and Saturday.
The parade events incorporate the following:
3 p.m. — Bridge Street Reside! Entertainment District opens.
4 p.m. — Blarney Stone Kissing Contest at the Arkansas Blarney Stone on Convention Boulevard in front of the Hot Springs Convention Center, with a $one particular hundred funds prize “to the most romantic smoocher.”
5 p.m. — Pre-Parade festivities.
six:25 p.m. — Official measuring of the 98-foot parade route on Bridge Street.
six:30 p.m. — 20th annual parade begins with the firing of the starter’s pistol by official parade starter Christopher McDonald, the actor who portrayed Shooter McGavin in the film “Pleased Gilmore.”
eight p.m. — Totally free of charge concert by The Molly Ringwalds tribute band on the Bridge Street Stage.
3 p.m. — Packet pickup begins for the Second Ever Zero-K World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day footrace on Bridge Street.
5 p.m. — Bridge Street Reside! Entertainment District opens.
5 p.m. — Zero-K race begins on Bridge Street.
eight p.m. — Totally free of charge public concert by the iconic Village Persons these days on the Bridge Street Stage.
“A grand time is assured for all,” Arrison talked about, “but we have a couple of recommendations we want certainly every person to abide by: No lawn chairs permitted on the parade route no coolers, and no pets. Otherwise, fans can kick out the jams and really like one particular unique of the greatest tiny shows on earth in Hot Springs this weekend.”
There will be numerous street closures presently for the 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and on Saturday for a concert at the Bridget Street Entertainment District.
The city of Hot Springs Intracity Transit fixed route and paratransit bus options will finish at six p.m. presently due to the parade.
Bridge Street closed at 9 p.m. Thursday and will reopen at midnight Saturday.
Malvern Avenue, involving Spring Street and Convention Boulevard, closed at 7 a.m. presently and will reopen at midnight Saturday.
According to the city of Hot Springs, other closings incorporate the following:
7 a.m. to eight p.m. — Transportation Depot and Hot Springs Farmers and Artisans Marketplace parking areas.
3 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. — Convention Boulevard, involving Opera Street and Malvern Avenue, and Malvern Avenue, involving Church Street and Convention Boulevard.
six-eight:30 p.m. — Central Avenue, involving Grand Avenue and Spring Street.
4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. — Convention Boulevard, involving Opera Street and Malvern Avenue, and Malvern Avenue, involving Church Street and Convention Boulevard.
All streets will be reopened at midnight Saturday, according to a city news release.
Detour indicators and barricades will be in spot, and motorists are asked to use an alternate route when traveling in the parade place.
Annual “Order o’ the parade”
The final lineup for the 20th Annual Parade, which will be held March 17 on Bridge Street, consists of the following:
Hot Springs Fire Division — ladder truck.
Official Parade Starter — Actor Christopher McDonald.
Alliance Rubber Corporation — Putting for the Green.
Paddy Wagon — Spa City St. Paddy Wagon.
Mountain Pine Pride of the Red Devils Marching Band.
Chamber of Commerce — Shake your Shamrocks!
“PAW Patrol” characters with FLW fishing legend Charlie Evans.
Garvan Woodland Gardens — Dinky O’ Smartie, World’s Shortest Car or truck or truck.
Rusty Nail Line Dancer — Fortunate to be a Line Dancer.
LakePointe City Church — Fortunate Charms.
St. Patrick’s Parade King John Homer Wright and Queen Minnie Lenox.
The Cousin O’Eddies.
Theta Pi — Get to the Green in Small Town USA.
The Grand Marshal — Nation music star Justin Moore.
The Traveling Sisters — Homegrown Nation.
Kangoo Club Hot Springs.
Pocket Theatre — Green Eggs and Hamlet.
Oaklawn Jockey Club — Oaklawn St. Patrick’s Day Float.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
Hurst Concrete — The Fortunate Leprechauns.
Hillestad Rock Band on a Float: Might nicely the Road Rise Up to Meet You.
Betty’s Substantial Nation Dance Hall — Betty’s Substantial Pot of Gold Dancers.
Gates Family members members Entertainment — Laugardagr for the Crew.
Springfield, Missouri, Central Larger College Kiltie Drum and Bugle Corps.
Boogies Bar & Grill — The Late Evening Leprechauns.
Riser Ford — Planet Championship Bathtub Racing Champions.
International Order of Irish Elvi (Hot Springs Chapter) — A Smorgasbord of Elvi.
Lakeside Stroll-In Clinic/Aliia’s Vanity Space — KISS ME … it truly is Filler.
Splash Wine Bar & Lots Mystic Unveiled Dance Troup — Hold Calm Irish Dancers Gone Wild.
World’s Biggest Idaho Potato on Wheels.
The parade route is measured at the beginning of the Initial Ever 19th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2022. – File photo by The Sentinel-Record