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Expect Delays, Traffic, During St. Patrick's Day Parade

Where to park, where not to park, how to get in and out of the city, detours, and more.

Expect Delays, Traffic, During St. Patrick's Day Parade
Newport Police are warning residents that there will be significant traffic congestions in downtown Newport because of the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 15.

The worst of the traffic will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the parade starts at 11 a.m.

Because parking will be limited, it's recommended that people coming to Newport to see the parade avoid Broadway. 

The best way to get into the city and find public parking is to go west on Memoirial Boulevard, then right onto Bellevue Avenue (northbound), left on Church Street and right into the Waterfront Parking Lot (between Church and Mary Streets).

You can also go on Farewell Street south to America's Coup Avenue and right into the Gateway parking garage.

Parking will be prohibited on the following streets from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • Broadway from Cranston/Equality Park West to Washington Square 
  • Equality Park Place and Equality Park West
  • Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd. from Equality Park to Oak St. 
  • Washington Sq. from Broadway to Thames St.
  • Thames St. from America’s Cup Ave. to Morton Ave. 
  • Carroll Ave. from Morton Ave. to Harrison Ave.
  • Both sides of America’s Cup at the Gateway Center 
  • Narragansett Ave between Spring St and Bellevue Avenue.

During this year’s parade the Newport Police Department will be strictly enforcing City Ordinances (open containers of alcohol in public, noise violations and disorderly conduct, underage drinking) along the parade route and the surrounding areas. The Police Department will have a strong presence to make this a fun, safe and family friendly event.

Parade Route

Parade Begins: Lower Broadway
Washington Sq
Thames St. southbound
XOA to America’s Cup southbound
Thames St southbound at Memorial Blvd.
Carroll Ave
Parade Ends at St. Augustin’s Church 

Traffic Detours

Southbound Broadway diverted onto Marcas Wheatland Blvd southbound at Equality Park. Spring St northbound diverted away from Broadway and up Bull St. to Kay St
Westbound Memorial Blvd West diverted northbound on Thames St at the Post Office Northbound Thames St diverted away from America’s Cup up Mill St to Spring St. 

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