Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Returning for Seventh Time For 1st Ever 17th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade
The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, one of the crowd favorites for years, will return as a feature of the First Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hot Springs March 17.
“The Cheerleaders have become part of the ‘Parade family’ after returning to Hot Springs every St. Patrick’s Day since 2013” said Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs and one of the founders of the internationally acclaimed St. Patrick’s Day event. “They have become almost synonymous with the parade, and the way they interact with the parade-goers adds an exciting touch to our little 98-foot extravaganza. It would be hard to imagine the Parade without the Cheerleaders.”
The 2019 parade will feature Cheech Marin, half of the legendary Cheech & Chong comedy duo, as the celebrity grand marshal, and Danny (Machete) Trejo, as the official parade starter. In addition, this year’s parade will showcase Fredbird, the official mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals and the PAWS Patrol characters from the popular Nickelodeon TV network.
The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® has brought worldwide attention to Hot Springs and helped expand the city’s reputation as a city that knows how to have fun. It began in 2003 when some friends sharing an adult beverage came up with the idea of using nearby 98-foot-long Bridge Street as the location for some fun. Bridge Street was named by Ripley’s Believe It or Not as the world’s shortest street in everyday use. The parade swiftly gained attention around the globe for the hilarious premise that gave birth to its annual aura of spectacular hilarity and now, Arrison said, 30,030 people are expected to gather in downtown Hot Springs for the Parade and a free music concert afterward. It annually features a lineup of outrageous wackiness that includes a troupe of Marching Irish Elvis Impersonators, green Irish wolfhounds, zany floats and marching units, plus a surprise or two. For more information contact Steve Arrison at 501-321-2027. ###