This annual parade is presented by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas. The parade includes traditional Irish dress, bag pipes, Celtic music and several floats.
The parade begins in Little Rock and ends in North Little Rock. The Parade starts at Dugan's Irish Pub at (401 East 3rd Street, Little Rock, AR 72201), and the parade line-up will be on 4th Street. The parade will turn Right on Rock Street, then turn Right on 3rd, turn Left on Sherman, turn Left on Clinton Avenue and will go through the River Market. The parade will then turn Right at the Main Street Bridge and travels through the Argenta Historic District.
Irish Pub & Festivities at Cregeen's:
If you just want to enjoy after parade festivities, go to Cregeen's Irish Pub, located in Argenta. They have lots of good Irish grub and drinks.
The parade starts Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m.
World's Shortest Saint Patrick's Day Parade - Hot Springs:
The World's Shortest Saint Patrick's Day Parade is held every year on March 17 in Hot Springs. It's located on historic Bridge Street (map) in downtown Hot Springs. Bridge Street became famous in the 1940's when Ripley's Believe It or Not designated it "The Shortest Street in the World." It's lots of fun.
In 2014, Jim Belushi is the grand marshal.
Other Fun Saint Patrick's Day Ideas:
If you want to stay on the Little Rock Side of the River, all of the bars will be open. Many serve green beer for the occasion.
Check out this list of Irish Pubs and Bars for special events.