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58th ANNUAL - NEWPORT, RI - ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
March 15th 2014
The 58th Annual Newport, Rhode Island Saint Patrick's Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 15th 2014. It 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 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.
About This Year’s Button:
Our yearly button designs try to incorporate
the vocation or interests of our Grand
Marshal for that year. For the 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade our Grand
Marshal is Robert O'Neill. This year’s button makes use of a number of important emblems from Bobby's life; the Rhode Island Red Rooster and the emblem of the United States Postal Service. The RI Red is a nod to his nick-name, "Rooster" given to him because of the red hair he had in youth, and the Postal Service device is in reference to his many faithful years of service.