St. Patrick's Day Newport RI
Photo of the Newport Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipes & Drums. Contributed photo

Many of us may have starting celebrating Newport’s Irish Heritage Month back in February with Dancing at Forty Steps, many more celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Newport’s 60th Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 12th.

Thursday, March 17th is the “real” St. Patrick’s Day and a day that any of us who call Irish our heritage should take some time to pay tribute to the Irish heritage and learn about or remind ourselves of Newport’s Irish history, it’s impressive.

Here’s what’s happening around the City-By-The-Sea on St. Patrick’s Day, we hope you’ll put your green beer down and join us!

PS- It’s St. Paddy’s, not St. Patty’s.

Midtown Oyster Bar – 12:30pm to 4pm

WADK 1540 AM will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, fundraiser and live broadcast from 12:30pm to 4pm that includes giveaways, guests to speak about Newport’s Irish history and live music from the AOH Pipes & Drums Band and the AOH Men’s Singers.  All funds raised with support AOH Pipes and Drums Band upcoming trip to Dublin, Ireland.

Midtown will be serving up their regular menu as well as corned beef sandwiches and Whaler’s Brewing Company will be on hand with giveaways and tastings. NO COVER.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event.

Buskers – 2pm to 1am

Along with Irish inspired faire, whiskey and beer, Brian Twohey will be playing traditional Irish tunes and other music from 2pm until close. NO COVER.

Norey’s Star Restaurant – 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Cote Percussion Jazz Quartet will host a a special St. Patrick’s Day performance and will feature Coreyanne Armstrong, a special guest bagpiper, who will join us on stage to pay tribute to The Dropkick Murphys! NO COVER.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event.

One Pelham East – 9pm to 1am

It’s been more than 40 years since One Pelham East first opened their doors on St. Patricks day back in 1975 and besides a few small changes in decor, not much has changed. Their business model has always been good beer, good people and good times and they promise to live up to our credo for our birthday on Thursday that will include live music with Blockhead from 9pm to 1am. NO COVER.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event.


Other great places to stop in for an Irish feel, bite to eat and/or pint on St. Patrick’s Day are O’brien’s, Malt and Fastnet.

Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day in Newport, RI! 

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.