Erin go Bragh! Come celebrate Irish pride, tradition, and history during the Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade!
A two-plus hour affair, this year’s parade will include pipe bands, fife and drum corps, clowns, floats, and so much more. The parade is scheduled to kick off at 11 am sharp at the Newport City Hall. The course will take it through Washington Square, and down Thames Street to end at St. Augustine’s Church in the Fifth Ward.
They call it St. Patrick’s Day but they might do better than that here in Newport as we tend to spread the celebrations out a bit. Why, there’s even an annual “Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day” event held in September!
Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Events
St. Practice Day – February 19th, 1 pm to 4 pm
This popular event is a major parade fundraiser featuring light food, music, and raffles! Held at O’Brien’s Pub on 501 Thames Street.
Green Eggs & Ham Brunch – February 26, 9 am to 1 pm
A family-friendly parade fundraiser, this brunch features big spread of delicious, St. Patty’s Day themed food. Live Irish music follows the event at 1 pm! Held at Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Avenue.
Grand Marshal Roast – March 5, 1:30 pm to 5 pm
A good spirited, fun time is guaranteed for all at this roast honoring this year’s Grand Marshal, Claire Dias. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will keep you energized throughout the roast. The location for this event is to still TBD as of this writing.
Newport Storm Pint Nights March 5th through the 10th
Enjoy great beer for a great cause during Newport Storm Pint Nights Pint Night. Pay an additional $2 for your Newport Storm Spring Irish Red Ale and receive an Official Newport St. Patrick’s Day pint glass to take home! Pint glasses sold separately for only $5. Newport Storm Brewery, 293 JT Connell Road.
Big Daddy Award Ceremony & Pre-Parade Party – March 10, 6 pm
Come out and celebrate the Big Daddy Award winners, Bill and Karen Cardinal, and psych yourself up for the parade! This free event features hors d’oeuvres and live, Irish music from Fishing with Finnegan and the Mystic Highland bagpipe band, as well as a DJ. Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Avenue.
The 61st Annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 11, 11 am
10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Family Celebration – March 11, 1 pm to 4 pm
A free, non-alcohol event with live entertainment, activities for all ages, contests, giveaways, and prizes, including a $100 cash door prize! Held at Martin Recreation Center “The Hut,” 35 Golden Hill Street.
Parade Award Night – TBD, 7 pm to 8 pm, door: 6:45 pm
Reach Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade closure with this award ceremony. “Best of” awards will be presented while you enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks from Newport Storm beer. Newport Storm Brewery, 293 JT Connell Road.
Newport Saint Patrick’s Day
Whether you only come for the parade or have the opportunity to enjoy a number of the festivities, a Newport Saint Patrick’s Day has something for everyone!
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