The Newport, RI St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off from Newport City Hall at 11am on Saturday, March 12th.  Detours and parking bans will be in effect.

Newport Police said the two best routes into the city with available parking are:

  • Westbound on Memorial Blvd, right onto Bellevue Avenue (northbound), left on Church Street and right into the Waterfront Parking lot (situated between Church and Mary Streets)
  • Farewell Street South to America’s Cup Avenue and right into the Gateway parking garage

To make sure the parade is a safe, family-friendly event, police said they will have a strong presence along the route and will be strictly enforcing city ordinances such as open containers of alcohol, underage drinking, disorderly conduct, and noise violations.

Parade route:

  • Parade Begins: Lower Broadway/Newport City Hall
  • Washington Square
  • Thames Street southbound
  • XOA to America’s Cup southbound
  • Thames Street southbound at Memorial Boulevard
  • Carroll Avenue
  • Parade ends at St. Augustin’s Church

Parking is prohibited from 5 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the following streets:

  • Broadway from Cranston/Equality Park West to Washington Square
  • Equality Park Place and Equality Park West
  • Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Boulevard (West side)
  • Bull Street at Spring Street
  • Spring Street at Bull Street
  • Washington Square from Broadway to Thames Street
  • Thames Street from America’s Cup Avenue to Morton Avenue
  • Carroll Avenue from Morton Avenue to Harrison Avenue
  • Both sides of America’s Cup at the Gateway Center
  • Narragansett Avenue between Spring Street and Bellevue Avenue

All vehicles parked in the restricted areas will be towed, according to police.

The following traffic detours will be in place:

  • Broadway southbound diverted onto Marcus Wheatland Boulevard southbound at Equality Park
  • Spring Street northbound diverted away from Broadway and up Bull Street to Kay Street
  • Westbound Memorial Boulevard West diverted northbound on Thames Street at the Post Office
  • Thames Street northbound diverted away from America’s Cup up Mill Street to Spring Street