With 384 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 67th anniversary on Saturday, March 11.
- Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade
- Begins at Newport City Hall, proceeds down Thames St. to Carroll Ave
- Saturday, March 11th 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.
- Clonakilty Irish Whiskey Dinner
- Big Daddy Award Ceremony & Pre-Parade Party
- O'Brien's Pub
- Parade Day Buffet at Brick Alley Pub
- 15th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Family Celebration
- La Forge Restaurant
- Wally's Wieners
- Breakfast Buffet at Gas Lamp Grille
- Parade Day at Stoneacre Garden
- Family Friendly Parade Day Dueling Pianos
- St. Paddy's at Rejects
- Post-Parade Party With The Ravers
Clonakilty Irish Whiskey DinnerBack to Top of List
- One Bellevue, Newport
- Friday, March 10th at 6:30 PM
- $75/per person (taxes and gratuities additional) | Pre-paid Reservations Required
Guests will be welcomed with a signature Clonakilty cocktail and passed canapes, followed by a 4-course dinner, paired with a unique Clonakilty Whiskey expression. The Whiskey Connoisseur will lead you through the ins and outs of the Whiskey while Executive Chef Peter Hamil will talk about his paring inspiration per course.
Big Daddy Award Ceremony & Pre-Parade PartyBack to Top of List
- Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Avenue, Newport
- Friday, March 10th, at 6:00 PM
Let the celebration begin at Hibernian Hall for a pre-parade party, with hors d'oeuvres and entertainment, including bagpipe bands along with a DJ.
This year’s winner is IHOP Middletown. Owners Bill & Karen Cardinal will be honored as the largest financial supporter of the 2023 parade and for their ongoing generosity to the Parade Committee.
O'Brien's PubBack to Top of List
- O'Brien's Pub, Newport
- Saturday, March 11th, 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.
Parade Day Buffet at Brick Alley PubBack to Top of List
- Brick Alley Pub
- Saturday, March 11th at 8:00 AM
Savor a parade day buffet at Brick Alley Pub, opens at 8:00 AM.
MENU HIGHLIGHTS TO COME.
15th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Family CelebrationBack to Top of List
- Martin Recreation Center “The Hut” - 35 Golden Hill Street
- Saturday, March 11th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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.
La Forge RestaurantBack to Top of List
- La Forge Casino
- Saturday, March 11th
Enjoy Guinness, corned beef hash and cabbage at La Forge alongside Dave Manuel on the piano for some Irish tunes. Also, if you are sticking around until Sunday, don't miss out on their Irish Breakfast Buffet, it is drool-worthy.
Wally's WienersBack to Top of List
- Wally's Weiners
- Saturday, March 11th
Head to Wally’s Wieners, conveniently located on the parade route, for an array of themed treats. The countdown is on, more parade day plans coming soon!
Breakfast Buffet at Gas Lamp GrilleBack to Top of List
- Gas Lamp Grille
- Saturday, March 11th, Doors open at 8:00 AM
Head to Gas Lamp Grille for Breakfast & Bloodys on Parade Day. Doors open at 8:00 AM, and the late night menu is available until Midnight.
Parade Day at Stoneacre GardenBack to Top of List
- Stoneacre Garden
- Saturday, March 11th, Doors open at 11:00 AM
Stoneacre Garden reopens after their winter hiatus for a day of St. Patrick's Day specials, live music from the Dave Alves Trio (11:00 AM to 2:00 PM) and The Duderinos (3:00 - 6:00 PM), and so much more.
Family Friendly Parade Day Dueling PianosBack to Top of List
- Dueling Pianos, One Pelham East
- Saturday, March 11th at 1:00 PM
Parade day fun for the whole entire family—Kids get in for FREE!
Make your way to the Top of Pelham for the annual All Ages Dueling Piano Show! Enjoy two internationally renowned pianists who will be taking the stage for an extra special St. Patrick’s Day Parade show. Request your family’s favorite songs, enjoy cocktails for the adults at the full bar and sodas or juices for the littles, and most importantly—sing and dance the day away.
DocksideBack to Top of List
- Saturday, March 11th, Doors open at 10:00 AM
Make your way to Dockside for live music from Those Guys and The Complaints, harbor-side hangs and more. Doors open at 10:00 AM.
St. Paddy's at RejectsBack to Top of List
- Reject's Beer Co., Middletown
- Saturday, March 11th, From 12:00 – 9:00 PM
Looking to avoid downtown Newport during the parade? Head to Reject's Beer Co. for this family friendly event. There will be Leprechaun piñatas for the kids, Corned beef tacos, arcade games, movies on the projector, and more! This is a dog friendly event, so BFFF's (best fur friend forever) are welcome.
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