St. Paddy's Day

Paint the State Green

It's not just about drinking, but don't worry, there's plenty of drinking.

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St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration dedicated to good luck, shamrocks and lots and lots of green. Even though it comes in the middle of the week this year, there are still plenty of things to do to get your pot of gold.

Kick off St. Patrick’s Day with a week-long celebration. For the whole week leading up to the day, there will be Pint Night at The Wharf Pub and other select bars in Newport. Order a Spring Irish Red Ale and keep the glass. $2 of this purchase goes to the parade as well as $5 of the pints sold as is. More info...

Start celebrating early at McBride’s Pub. This year from March 13 till St Patrick’s Day you can enjoy a variety of activities such as live music and getting you very own pint glass engraved. More info...

For a unique spin on a classic St. Patrick's Day tradition head to Ebisu in Providence where all month long they'll be offer a sepcial Corned Beef Ramen. More info... 

On March 14 starting at 11:00 am, watch the 59th annual Newport St Patrick’s Day Parade.  It is guaranteed regardless of the weather. This parade will include pipe bands, marching bands and reenactment units. This will be entertaining for the whole family. More info...

Considering the food and drink that abound around St Patrick’s Day, The Shamrock Shuffle 5k which begins at 9.00 am on March 15th at North Kingstown high School is a great workout.  After this, you can reward yourself with live Irish Music by Tom Lanigan at Gillian’s Ale House. More info...

Head to Wakefield at Ocean Mist Beach Bar and Grill. Along with a great view and live music, eat some corned beef and cabbage and wash it down with Guinness and Jameson. More info...

At Portsmouth Publick House get into the Irish spirit with live music from the acoustic duo Colby and Keila. While enjoying the music get some $4 corned beef and cabbage with $4 Guinness (20 oz.) More info...

At Mews Tavern there will be something for everyone. The Tavern will have a harpoon and T-shirt contest, the cocktail bar will have Divas and Leprechauns Night where ladies get 15% off their bill and the Pizza Bar will be holding Irish Pint Night. With any purchase of Guinness you also receive a free pint glass. More info...

As they say, everything in moderation.  After all the St. Patrick’s Day fanfare, appreciate the arts at Peacelove Studios with their free workshop: Drumming of the Green Snakes. More info...

•We all turn a little bit Irish for St. Paddy's Day, but Ogie's Trailer Park takes it one more step. Changing their name to "O'gie's" for the day, the quicky West Side spot will be open on Tuesday, March 17 at 10am serving tater tot hash, ruebens, and "all the Irish whiskey" More info...

The Whiskey Republic in Providence is also getting a head start on teh day by opening at 10am for Irish breakfast, a day of traditional Irish menu items, and live performances from Irish step dancers, Providence police pipe and drum corps, featured drink specials and more. More info...