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Page last updated: August 26, 3:15PM

Welcome to the Web Site of the Ballyshaners 
Organizers of the
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
in Alexandria, Virginia

Upcoming Events

September 14 - Monthly business meeting - O'Connell's

Ballyshaners Social Meetings - immediately following the business meeting
Business meetings are held weekly, typically at 7:30pm, starting in January and leading up to Parade Day,
and monthly from after the Parade through December.

Despite record-breaking heat, the annual Irish Festival, held on August 13, was a big success! Thank you for everyone's attendance and enthusiasm on that very hot day.

Click the link below to see photos from the 2016 Festival
2016 Festival photos

THANK YOU to everyone that came out for our
35th annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade on March 5.

This was one of the largest Parades we've ever put on, with over 160 vehicles and approximately 2200 people marching down King Street. Dignitaries including the Mayor of Alexandria and the Irish Ambassador declared it to be one of our best Parades ever.

Please enjoy these photographs from all the events of Parade Week:
2016 Parade photos

The Ballyshaners appreciate the support of everyone involved in making an event of that size happen. Thanks to our sponsors, our dignitaries, the volunteers, and the City officials who helped make Parade Day 2016 one of our most memorable.

Meet the 2016 Grand Marshal, John Renner

John Renner (wearing sash) is officially installed as Grand Marshal on February 26, 2016

Our annual Irish Festival will be held on Saturday, August 13. We will be updating our Festival page later this spring as information becomes available.

Click the photo below to view all the photos from the 2015 Irish Festival.

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Countdown to the 2017 Parade:
Saturday, March 4, 2017