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63rd ANNUAL - NEWPORT, RI - ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
Saturday, March 16th 2019
The 63rd Annual Newport, Rhode Island Saint Patrick's Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 16th 2019. 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.
Every year we honor two individuals. A Grand Marshal and a Dedicant. This year our parade is dedicated to Leonard T. Murphy (1936 – 2018) and the Grand Marshal is Robert Lehane.
About This Year’s Button:
Our yearly button designs try to incorporate the vocation or interests of our Grand Marshal. For the 2019 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade our Grand Marshal is Robert "Bobby" Lehane.