St Patrick’s Day, March 17 is one of the most popular holidays in the United States of America that includes celebrations of Irish heritage and culture. Even though the origin of this festival is from Ireland, many states and cities in USA have formal Saint Patrick's Day celebrations, complete with marching bands and baton twirlers. St Patrick’s Day parade is an amazing event to watch as it includes traditional Irish dresses, bagpipes, Celtic music, several floats, marching bands, military, and police brigades.
The parade on St Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest events with historical significance that not only attracts Irish community but also people from other ethnic groups. If the St Patrick’s Day falls in the middle of the week people in major cities as well as small towns of Arkansas celebrate this festivity on the before weekend. You will see more than just Irish pride in these celebrations with lots of fun filled activities, partying and dancing in the streets, eating traditional Irish food, drinks etc.
· If you have the luck of Irish then you will find yourself in the distinct and strange St Patrick’s Day parade that happens in one of the popular cities called Hot Springs. People consider this as a small paddy parade because it is the shortest procession of note, with a route on Bridge Street of Hot Springs that is only 98 feet long.
· Thousands of Irish lovers fill the downtown of this historic district to take part in the exciting parade of zany floats, motorcycles, classic cars, musicians and appearances from the parade king and queen, Irish Elvis look-alikes, leprechauns and many more. Another big attraction in this parade is the amazing performances by the celebrity Grand Marshals, who keeps the crowds on their toes throughout the event.
2015 Fayetteville St Patricks day Parade
2015 Hot Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Date : Tuesday, March 17, 2015
2015 Little Rock St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Date : Saturday, March 14, 2015
Hot Springs - Monday, March 17, 2014
Little Rock - Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Route : Starts at Fourth & Rock in downtown Little Rock & Ends at Sixth & Main in North Little Rock.
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 1pm
Sunday, March 17th at 12:noon
Downtown Square and down Dickson St.