With 383 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 66th anniversary on Saturday, March 12.

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FAST FACTS:

What:
Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Where:
Begins at Newport City Hall, proceeds down Thames St. to Carroll Ave
When:
Saturday, March 12th at 11:00 AM

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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PARADE EVENTS & PARTIES

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

1 O'BRIEN'S PUB

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

Head to O'Brien's Pub for their annual Newport Saint Patrick's Day party. Be sure to get there early to score a free classic OB's Parade Day t-shirt. In place of their regular dining, pop-up bars and food stands will be available.

MENU HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Hot corned beef sandwiches
  • Chicken sandwiches
  • Hamburgers & Hot dogs

 

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2 PARADE DAY BUFFET at Brick Alley Pub

Where:
Brick Alley Pub
When:
Saturday, March 12th at 8:00 AM
Cost:
$19.95

Savor a parade day buffet at Brick Alley Pub, opens at 8:00 AM.

MENU HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Corned Beef Hash
  • Eggs Benedict 
  • Breakfast Pizza
  • Waffles
  • Mini Potato Pancakes

 

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3 Come for ‘The Cure’ Brunch at One Bellevue

Where:
One Bellevue at Hotel Viking
When:
Sunday, March 13th

"Some know of it as ‘Hair of the Dog’ but the Irish call it ‘Going for a Cure."

Need a pick-me-up the day after the parade? Head to One Bellevue at Hotel Viking for a classic brunch with some Irish highlights and twists.

 

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4 The Reef Newport

Where:
The Reef Newport
When:
Saturday, March 12th

Stop by The Reef during the day, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM and enjoy fish & chips, Reuben sandwiches, bacon cheddar fritters & bottles of water to go from the lobster shack on-site. At 4pm, the igloo village and dining rooms will open for dinner service, please note, reservations will be required. 

 

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5 Big Daddy Award Ceremony & Pre-Parade Party

Where:
Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Avenue, Newport
When:
Friday, March 11, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Let the celebration begin at Hibernian Hall for a pre-parade party, with hors d'oeuvres and entertainment. Entertainment will include Collume Cille and Banda La Gaites Austries Spanish Pipes and Drums bands, along with a DJ. Special guests include Big Daddy Award winner (the largest financial supporter of the Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.)

 

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6 La Forge Casino Restaurant

Where:
La Forge Casino
When:
Saturday, March 12th

Enjoy Guinness, corned beef hash and cabbage at La Forge alongside Dave Manuel on the piano for some Irish tunes from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Also, don't miss out on their Irish Breakfast Buffet, it is drool worthy.

 

7 Wally's Weiners

Where:
Wally's Weiners
When:
Saturday, March 12th

Head to Wally’s Wieners, conveniently located on the parade route, for pilsner on tap, green beer, Guinness, a corned beef wiener special, Reuben's, and most important of all, Irish fries. Oh did we mention green beer? We did, just checking. 

 

8 Caleb & Broad

Where:
Caleb & Broad
When:
Saturday, March 12th

Feeling lucky? Caleb & Broad will be offering a Parade Day special, a breakfast burrito and a Guinness for $8, free Lucky Charms, and free St. Patty’s Day t-shirt with purchase while supplies last. Get there early for a magically delicious time. 

 

9 Malt Restaurant

Where:
Malt on Broadway
When:
Saturday, March 12th

Malt will be opening their doors at 9:00 AM and will be serving a traditional Irish breakfast. Be sure to stay for Irish whiskey tastings throughout the day, and a corned beef dinner in the evening. If you cannot make it on Parade Day, no need to fear, they will be serving up Rubens all week and on St. Patrick’s Day they will be hosting live music at night!

 

10 Thames Street Kitchen

Where:
TSK
When:
Saturday, March 12th

Indugle in a classic brunch at TSK, doors open at 11:00 AM. Inside or on the patio, food or libations, it is ON.

BRUNCH MENU HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Shakshuka; oven baked egg, tomato, labneh, harissa
  • Shrimp & Grits; cabot clothbound cheddar, sauce espagnole, scallion
  • Mushroom Toast; sourdough, garlic and herb cheese, soft egg
  • Reuben Sandwich; corned beef, kraut, swiss cheese, mission sauce

 

11 The Complaints - St. Paddy's Party

Where:
Gas Lamp Grille
When:
Saturday, March 12th from 8:00 PM to 12:30 AM

Don't miss the big after party of the legendary St. Paddy's parade in Newport.

 

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12 InsideOut @ Dockside

Where:
Dockside
When:
Saturday, March 12th at 12:00 PM

Rock out with InsideOut at Dockside, as they take the stage at noon and will continue all afternoon.

 

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13 14th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Family Celebration

Where:
Martin Recreation Center “The Hut” - 35 Golden Hill Street
When:
Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost:
Free

Make your way to "the Hut" for a classic good time at no cost and a chance to win prizes and money. There will be entertainment with; Bag Pipers, Irish step dancers, pirates, face painting, and more. Entry is free, but please note this is a non-alcohol event.

 

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