Bud's Clydesdales in parade's lineup

Posted: February 9, 2018 at 2:21 a.m.

The First Ever 15th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade will feature a new "mane" attraction this year: the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

Steve Arrison, CEO of the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission, said in a news release that the group has been trying to get the Anheuser-Busch beverage company's four-legged symbol for years.

Arrison credited Jay Castillo, president of Arkansas Beverage SalesInc., with "getting the big, beautiful horses signed up for our 98-foot extravaganza."

The eight horses will pull the red beer wagon down Bridge Street when the parade kicks off at 7:30 p.m. March 17.

"The Budweiser Clydesdales will bring a new level of excitement and attention to Hot Springs because of their worldwide fame," Arrison said.

This year's event will also feature celebrity guests Joey Fatone of 'N Sync fame and Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder, the Mountain Pine High School marching band and one of the largest inflatable pubs ever made.

Metro on 02/09/2018