2013 Irish Heritage Month in Newport, RI

Visit Cliffside Inn this March for a celebration of all that is Irish during the 2013 Irish Heritage Month in Newport, RI.

Here’s a list of some of the events being held in Newport this year leading up to and following the 57th Annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Also, while there’s still time, don’t forget to book your room at the historic Cliffside Inn where you will have a memorable stay while you enjoy all the festivities.

Upcoming Events

Every Friday and Saturday

Traditional Irish Music at Fastnet Pub
1 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
5pm to 9pm

Enjoy traditional Irish music and excellent pub fare at this popular meeting spot every Friday and Saturday in March.

Museum of Newport Irish History
648 Lower Thames St., Newport, RI 02840
12pm to 4pm

Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present and about the many contributions made to our community by individuals of Irish descent.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Green Eggs and Ham Brunch at Hibernian Hall
2 Wellington Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
9am to 1pm

This parade fundraiser is great fun for the whole family. Come enjoy the huge spread for just $10 per person. Special family prices are also available.

Irish Dancing at “Forty Steps”
Cliff Walk, Newport, RI

Kick off Newport’s annual Irish Heritage Month celebration with live traditional Irish music and set dancing. The event commemorates the informal dances held at Forty Steps by the Irish who called Newport their home during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when “Newport was Irish.”

Friday, March 15, 2013

Pre-Parade Party at Hibernian Hall
2 Wellington Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
6 pm

Get in the festive spirit at this free event. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and entertainment will include Irish musicians Fishing with Finnegan and Mystic Highland bagpipe band as well as a DJ.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

57th Annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Starts at Newport City Hall, 43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
11am to 1pm

The parade is scheduled to last two hours and will include seven pipe bands, nine marching bands, four fife and drum corps, three clown units, eight 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.

Sunday, March 16, 2013

7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Family Celebration
“The Hut”, Golden Hill Street, Newport, RI 02840
1pm to 4pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the entire family at “The Hut” behind Newport Public Library. There will be live entertainment with bag pipers and Irish step dancers as well free food and refreshments.

This is just a sampling of some of the events taking place in March 2013 for Irish Heritage Month in Newport, RI. For a comprehensive calendar of events, check out the official schedule hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and book your stay at the Cliffside Inn before it’s too late!