St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this Sunday, but that doesn’t mean that you have to limit your partying to one day. This weekend, there’s plenty of events around the state to keep you busy!
From Little Rock to Hot Springs and beyond, Arkansas has a rich tradition of great St. Patrick’s Day events. Whether you enjoy the novelty of the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade or the down-home charm of a crawfish boil, there’s bound to be an event for you.
Check out some of the highlights of the St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Arkansas.
St. Patty’s Skate Night
Arkansas Skatium is holding a special St. Patrick’s Day-theme skating party! Head to the ice and roller skating rink from 7:30 to 10 p.m. to join the fun. Wear green to get $1 off admission.
20thAnnual Central Arkansas St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade starts at 1 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets in North Little Rock and travels through Argenta Arts District and moves over the Arkansas Bridge into Little Rock.
Block Party at Dugan’s Pub
Wear your Irish pride on your sleeve at Dugan’s. The St. Patty’s Day parade ends at the pub, and there will be a party waiting for it. There will be live music both inside and outside throughout the day. Of course, there will be delicious food and drinks. In fact, there will be $6 beer served outside. The party starts at 1 p.m. and goes until midnight.
First Annual Rail Yard Food Truck Party
It may not be St. Patrick’s Day-themed, but it’s going to be too much of a good time to miss. Benefitting the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, the party will feature seven food trucks from around Little Rock along with beer vendors. Bring your family for a day full of great music, food and fun. The party will be at the Rail Yard from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day at The Infield
If you’re in Hot Springs, head over to the Infield at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming for a fun St. Patrick’s Day party. Kids can enjoy inflatables and a petting zoo, while the adults watch thoroughbreds racing. The party is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
16th Annual Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This is the big one! It’s actually the world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade, but it’s a huge event! Make sure you’re in Hot Springs to catch an impressive array of performers, including Smash Mouth. The event is from 5 to 11 p.m.
St. Paddy’s Day Crawfish Boil
Do people eat crawdads in Ireland? Whether they do or not, hey definitely do in Arkansas! The Town Pump is having a crawfish boil to mark St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s going to be a barnstormer. Get three pounds of crawfish along with corn and potatoes for $25. The party starts at 12 p.m.