With a large number of Irish-Americans, Rhode Island celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day in a big way. Perhaps one of the best-loved traditions is the one-day, whirlwind tour of the Providence Police Pipes and Drums. Approximately 18 law enforcement professionals, decked out in kilts and other authentic finery, cut a plaid swath through Rhode Island, performing for hundreds of green-clad revelers. Founded in 2009, the group is self-funded and their limited edition T-shirts are a hot commodity. Here’s where they will be on Sunday, March 17:

  • Noon – The Bradley Café in Providence

  • 1 p.m. – Laura’s Bar & Grille in Smithfield

  • 2 p.m. – The Thirsty Beaver in Smithfield 

  • 3 p.m. – The Whiskey Republic in Providence

  • 4:30 p.m. – The Judge Roy Bean Saloon in Bristol

  • 5:30 p.m. – Crossroads Pub in Warren

  • 6:30 p.m. – The Dublin Rose in Seekonk, Mass.

Bag Pipers

The group typically raises funds at each performance and donated $600 to children’s cancer charities after the 2017 tour.