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62nd ANNUAL - NEWPORT, RI - ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
Saturday, March 17th 2018
The 62nd Annual Newport, Rhode Island Saint Patrick's Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 17th 2018. 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 the 2018 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade our Grand Marshal is the Honorable Colleen M. Hastings, Associate Judge for the Rhode Island District Court, Second Division. This year’s button incorporates a classically inspired Lady Justice, clothed in a flowing white robe, holding both the symbolic instruments of her office, the balance and the sword. The words “Justice” surrounds her in both English and Gallic. The colors of the national flag of Ireland are interwoven into the design..