Visit Hot Springs announced the postponement of The First Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been postponed. The parade was scheduled for Tuesday, March 17. 

“Because the safety of our citizens and visitors is always our primary concern, and because the spread of the coronavirus has become a concern to our health and governmental leaders, we decided this afternoon to postpone this year’s parade,” said Visit Hot Springs CEO Steve Arrison. “We will announce a new date for the parade as soon as we can.

Visit Hot Springs made the decision after deliberating with city and county leaders and healthcare professionals. 

“We will begin planning immediately for the parade’s new date, and we will make it the biggest and best little parade in the world,” Arrison added. “We want our fans to stay well and plan to join us here in Hot Springs when we can select a new date.”