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59th ANNUAL - NEWPORT, RI - ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
Saturday, March 14th 2015
The 59th Annual Newport, Rhode Island Saint Patrick's Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 14th 2015. 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 2015 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade our Grand Marshal is Brian R. Arnold. This year’s button makes use of a couple of important symbols for Brian; namely a circular saw blade and the Goat Island Lighthouse. The circular saw blade is emblematic of his vocation as a contractor and his business - B. R. Arnold construction Company. The Goat Island Lighthouse gives a nod to Brian's residence, and roots, in the "Point" section of Newport.