The World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade is hosted annually in Hot Springs, Arkansas
Danny ‘Machete’ Trejo will be the official starter for next year's First Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hot Spring, Arkansas on March 17.
Trejo is the world-famous bad man of countless movies and television shows as well as the character known as Machete, avenging good-guy star of the “Machete” series of hit movies.
Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs and one of the creators of the city’s quirky St. Patrick’s Day parade, said: “With Danny Trejo as our official starter, that ought to scare off all the pretenders to the title of World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Trejo might play the bad guy in movies and on TV, but he made headlines recently when he rescued children who were trapped in an overturned car.
After the incident, Trejo said: "Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a direct result of helping someone else. Everything."
Not only is @officialDannyT (Danny Trejo) one of the nicest actors, he’s also a #hero!— Veronica Miracle (@ABC7Veronica) August 8, 2019
He was right behind a crash in Sylmar and pulled a special needs baby out of an overturned car. He distracted the boy until grandma was OK. ♥️ —> https://t.co/tS2Za4bZVZ@ABC7 pic.twitter.com/U9iLzAkHkA
While Trejo has been named the official starter, organizers have not yet revealed who their Grand Marshal will be.
The annual World's Shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Hot Springs runs along Bridge Street and is only 98 feet long. The event, which began in 2003, draws upwards of 30,000 people to the city to watch marchers, strutters, dancers, waddlers, and floats line out for St. Patrick’s Day.
Parade organizers revealed on Facebook that Blues Traveler will be performing the night before the parade, and Foghat will be performing at the end of the parade route on March 17.
You can watch some of last year’s parade here:
First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade
First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day ParadePubliée par World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade sur Dimanche 17 mars 2019
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