It's time to don your best green attire and hit the town for one of the many St. Patricks Day celebrations around Arkansas. Don't forget about the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hot Springs!


St. Pat's Bash for Teens at the Main Library: Head to the library for green treats, fun music and trivia. Bring your best Irish accent. For teens only. March 17 at 4 p.m. For info: FREE!

St. Patrick's Day Kids' Night Out at Impact Martial Arts: Impact Martial Arts hosts a St. Patrick's Day Kids Night Out, where a fun-filled pizza party is combined with martial arts games, including TKD dodgeball, Extinction, Instructor Says and much more! March 17 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $20. For info: (501) 224-1222,

14th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade on Bridge Street in Hot Springs: This year's grand marshal is Alfonso Ribeiro. In addition, the parade will feature such delights as marching Irish Elvis impersonators; Irish belly dancers; dozens of floats and marching units; loud music; free dancing in the street afterward, and some Irish bagpipers. March 17, 6:30 p.m. For info: (501) 321-2277, FREE!


Not Just Another Comic Con at the Holiday Inn at the Little Rock Airport: There are comic book events, anime events, cosplay, panels, a vendor's hall, an artist/craft alley, comic book creators, voice actors, a special musical performance by Eric Stuart and more. Tickets are $10; two free admissions for children 12 and under. March 18, 10 a.m. For info:

Spring Fling at Heifer Village: There are crafts, games, activities and animals to celebrate the beginning of spring! March 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For info: (501) 907-8800, FREE!

National Quilting Day at the Historic Arkansas Museum: Arkansas Quilters Guild does quilting demonstrations as a celebration of National Quilting Day. Tickets range from $20-$38. March 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For info: (501) 954-9281, FREE!

Beauty and the Beast Premiere at Chenal 9: Characters in full costume are available for pictures and before the showing of the Disney reboot. Free with movie ticket. March 18, noon-2 p.m. For info: (501) 821-5552,


Winter Jam at Verizon Arena: Ten Christian music stars perform as part of this tour. Jam Nation memberships are available online. Citizens of Jam Nation receive early entry and seating, as well as exclusive tour merchandise, among other perks. No advance tickets are sold. $10 donation recommended. March 19 at 5 p.m. For info:  (501) 340-5660,


13th Annual Valley of the Vapors Music Festival in Hot Springs: The 13th annual Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival brings the global underground with an eclectic mix of live music performances. Tickets range from $10-120. March 17-19, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. For info: (501) 282-9056,