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 17, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
With 379 years under our belts, you could say our city 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 62nd anniversary this Saturday, March 17.
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.
CHECK OUT THESE IRISH PUBS
When: 8:00 AM
Where: Brick Alley Pub
Brick Alley Pub's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade breakfast buffet returns this year with all the trimmings to prepare you for the day ahead. $14.95 per person. Buffet begins at 8:00 AM.
TRADITIONAL IRISH BREAKFAST AT MALT
When: 8:00 AM
Where: Malt on Broadway
Malt on Broadway will be serving a traditional Irish breakfast on parade day beginning at 8:00 AM.
When: Friday, March 16; 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Midtown Oyster Bar
Admission: No cover
Join What's Up Newp on the eve of St. Patrick's Day at Midtown Oyster Bar for the 3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Enjoy authentic Irish food like a corned beef sandwich, great beer from Newport Storm, live music from Newport RI Ancient Order of Hibernian's Pipes and Drums, AOH Men's Singers and more.
Enjoy specialty items such as: Traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, Irish Ale Fish & Chips, traditional inspired sandwich creations, beer, Irish whiskey selections and much more.
WHERE TO FIND LIVE MUSIC
Celebrations continue after the parade at these local spots around town with live music, festive food (hint hint: corned beef) and more.
The whole Newport Storm Beer Crew will be at Plumby's drinking the official Parade beer, their Spring Irish Red Ale. Enjoy Newport Storm prizes for some lucky fans. No cover charge.
Where: Plumby's Burger Bar
When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Corned Beef sandwiches and plenty of Irish Music. Advance tickets: $20 - Cash bar.
Where: Hibernian Hall, Wellington Avenue, Newport
When: 12:00 PM
An alcohol-free family event. Entertainment including bag pipers, Irish step dancers, Tony "the dancing cop," pirates 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
When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
CELEBRATING THE IRISH
Great food including corned beef & Irish beverages, music & sing-a-longs with David O'Manuel.
Where: La Forge Casino Restaurant
When: 12:00 - 5:00 PM. Returning at 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM.
NEWPORT ELKS LODGE
Corned beef sandwiches, live music, cash bar. $10 in advance (Call 401-487-1696), $15 at the door.
Where: Newport Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham Street
When: 2:00 - 5:00 PM.
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