The 63rd Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 11 am.

The parade this year is once again 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 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.

The 2019 Grand Marshal will be Robert “Bobby” Lehane, Jr. The parade will be dedicated to the memory of Brother Lenny Murphy.

Parade Route

The Parade will begin promptly at 11:00 am from Newport City Hall and will proceed down Broadway to Washington Square before taking a left onto Thames Street. From Thames Street the parade will take a left onto America’s Cup Boulevard and then will take a right onto Thames Street where it will conclude at Carroll Avenue at Saint Augustin’s Church in the heart of the Fifth Ward.

The parade is organized each year by The Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).