The 2013 version will welcome back two fan-favorite grand marshals: Bo Derek and John Corbett. Corbett and his band will also perform a free concert at the end of the parade. Other notable entrants this year will be the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, Irish Elvis impersonators and the Taco Mama bull. The festivities begin at 4:30 pm with the Blarney Stone Kissing Contest. After everyone has "puckered up", the official measuring of the parade route will commence at 6:25pm, and the parade begins at 6:30pm. Be sure to arrive early to get the best viewing position!
This tiny parade has earned such notable accolades as The Discovery Channel's #1 Crazy St. Patrick's Day Events Worldwide; #1 Off the Beaten Path Parades by Irish Echo; and The Quirkiest St. Patrick's Day Parade on Earth by Smithsonian Magazine, among many others. One travel hint: if this is your first visit to Hot Springs, we at Tiffany's Bed and Breakfast suggest you make this a three day weekend so you won't miss the many other quirky and unusual things to do in our area!