The 61st Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade has come and gone and now it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a more traditional way in Newport! 

Join What’sUpNewp on St. Patrick’s Day (Friday, March 17th) at Midtown Oyster Bar for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

Stop by for some great food (like a Corned Beef Sandwich), Irish fun, live music from Newport RI Ancient Order of Hibernian’s Pipes and Drums, AOH Men’s Singers, Sean Rivers Music and more.

The Newport R.I. Ancient Order of Hibernian Division1 Pipes and Drums is a Grade V member of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. They are based out of Newport, R.I. and have members from Rhode Island and Massachusetts. They are an award winning band that participates in private functions and parades throughout the northeast.

There is no cover charge for this event, it is all ages until 9 pm.

Tentative Schedule:

  • 4:30pm – March Madness – Creighton vs. Rhode Island
  • 5:00 p.m. – AOH Men’s Singers
  • 6:00 p.m. – AOH Pipes and Drums
  • 9:00 p.m. – Sean Rivers

Midtown Oyster Bar is located at 345 Thames Street and online at

If you’d like to get involved as a sponsor, musician or organization; e-mail or call 401-662-1653.

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).