The 61st Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 11th, 2017.

The parade will begin promptly at 11:00am from Newport City Hall and will proceed to Carroll Avenue at Saint Augustin’s Church in the heart of the Fifth Ward.  The parade this year is estimated to last 2 hours and will include Pipe Bands, Marching Bands, Fife & Drum Corps, Clown Units, 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 What’sUpNewp Crew will have the most complete and comprehensive guide to what’s happening and to do around town as we get closer to the big day.

The Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is always held on the Saturday preceding March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day), unless the 17th is a Saturday in which case it is held on that day.

2017 Parade Marshall

The 2017 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be Claire Dias. In honor of her serving as Parade Marshall, the 2017 logo will draw on the features of her Irish and Portuguese descent.

Dedication

2017 will be historic for the Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, it will be the first time in the 61 years of the Parade’s existence that there is a double dedication. The 61st Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade has been dedicated to the memory of John Anthony Marshall and John Mello.

More information, schedules and details will be posted on www.whatsupnewp.com as they become available.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).