FAST FACTS:

What: Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Where: Begins Newport City Hall, proceeds down Thames St. to Carroll Ave. the Fifth Ward
When: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM

 

With 381 years under its belt, you could say Newport is steeped in history. From the oldest tavern, continuously operating library and synagogue in the country, to breathtaking Gilded Age mansions and the largest collection of Colonial Era homes in New England, our roots are firmly planted. But did you know that the city has been infused with Irish heritage since the early 1800's when Irish immigrants relocated here in large numbers to embrace a number of jobs, like working the coal mines in nearby Portsmouth and building Fort Adams State Park. Today, the city celebrates this heritage with a month-long roster of events, including the Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, which celebrates its 64th anniversary on Saturday, March 14.

Named one of the best St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Celebrations in New England by USA Today and Yankee Magazine, Newport’s first parade took place in 1956. Today, thousands of people line the streets of downtown to enjoy the two-hour parade featuring pipe and marching bands, fife and drum corps, reenactment units, and a host of local, state, and regional organizations including police and fire units, social/fraternal organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, and non-profits.

The parade will be followed by parties throughout town, family events, live music and more. 

 

 

 

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS

 

TRADITIONAL IRISH BREAKFAST

Malt on Broadway will be serving a traditional Irish breakfast on parade day beginning at 8:00 AM.

When: 8:00 AM
Where: Malt on Broadway

 

 

PARADE DAY BUFFET

Savor a parade day buffet at Brick Alley Pub.

When: 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Where: Brick Alley Pub

 

 

LA FORGE CASINO RESTAURANT

Enjoy Guinness, corned beef hash and cabbage at La Forge alongside Dave Manuel on the piano for some Irish tunes. 

When: 11:00 AM
Where: La Forge Casino Restaurant

 

 

O'BRIEN'S PUB

Head to O'Brien's Pub for their annual Newport Saint Patrick's Day party. The first 500 guests get a free t-shirt. Cash only.

Where: O'Brien's Pub
When: Doors open 9:00 AM

 

 

CALEB & BROAD

Join Caleb & Broad for Breakfast & Beer 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Savor a breakfast sandwich or breakfast burrito paired with a domestic beer or Guinness for $8.

Where: Caleb & Broad
When: 9:00 - 11:00 AM

 

 

THE REEF NEWPORT

Stop by The Reef for an outdoor food booth before, during, and after the parade offering grab-and-go classics. Start your day off lucky with specialty taps and cocktails in partnership with Newport Craft Brewing. Afterwards, make your way to the heated outdoor tent for a live DJ beginning at noon and exclusive giveaways provided by Newport Craft.

Where: The Reef
When: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

 

 

WHAT'S UP NEWP'S 5TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION

Join What's Up Newp on the eve of the 2020 Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade at Midtown Oyster Bar and Surf Club for their 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Stop by for great food, live music from Newport RI Ancient Order of Hibernian's Pipes and Drums, AOH Men's Singers, and more (to be announced).

When: Friday, March 13; 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Midtown Oyster Bar

 

 

 

WHERE TO FIND LIVE MUSIC

 

Parade Day Eve Celebration
Parade Day Eve Celebration
Midtown Oyster Bar
Presented by What's Up Newp, Midtown Oyster Bar & Surf Club
Fast Times
Fast Times
Newport Blues Cafe
Felix Brown Band
Felix Brown Band
Newport Blues Cafe
Darik and the Funbags
Darik and the Funbags
Newport Blues Cafe
Rick Hamel Live
Rick Hamel Live
Zelda's Newport
The Complaints
The Complaints
Dockside at Waites Wharf

 

 

POST-PARADE PARTIES

Celebrations continue after the parade at these local spots around town with live music, festive food (hint hint: corned beef) and more.

 

WAITES WHARF

Enjoy live music from 3 bands, 3 DJs, drink specials, food and more.

Where: 1 Waites Wharf, Newport
When: 10:00 AM - March 15, 1:00 AM

 

 

DIEGO'S BARRIO CANTINA

Join Dopey Lopes and his trio for an afternoon of music and fun following the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at Diego's Barrio Cantina.

Where: 116 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown
When: 2:30 - 5:30 PM

 

 

CALEB & BROAD

Caleb & Broad is partnering with Slane Whiskey to provide delicious whiskey gingers & giveaways after the parade. In order to support Responsible Driving during the parade, Slane Whiskey and Caleb & Broad will be providing FREE Uber rides to and from their location. Promo code coming soon.

Where: 162 Broadway, Newport
When: 12:00 - 2:00 PM

 

 

HIBERNIAN HALL

Corned Beef sandwiches and live music from DJ Murph, The McMurphy's and the award-winning AOH Pipes and Drum band.

Where: Wellington Avenue, Newport
When: 2:00 - 8:00 PM
 

 

"THE HUT" FAMILY CELEBRATION

An alcohol-free family event. Entertainment including bag pipers, Irish step dancers, pirates, face painting and more. There will be a "How Green I Am" contest with cash prizes. Food and refreshments. Entry is free.

Where: Martin Recreation Center, 35 Golden Hill Street, Newport
When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

 

 

THE VANDERBILT

Warm up after the parade with cozy cocktails by the fire pit then transition to the Vanderbilt Grill for a St. Patrick's Day inspired brunch featuring items like corned beef & cabbage, bangers & mash, and Irish Whiskey tasting flights. Wrap your meal in the garden by enjoying an Irish Coffee from our Irish Coffee station.

Where: 41 Mary Street, Newport
When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

 

PARLOR BAR & KITCHEN

Head over to Parlor Bar & Kitchen to catch The Ravers playing from 2:00 - 5:00 PM.

Where: 200 Broadway, Newport
When: 2:00 - 5:00 PM

 

 

 

 

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