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Page last updated: November 19, 10:05PM

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

Upcoming Events

December 2 - Ballyshaners march in the Scottish Christmas Walk parade

December 6 - monthly business meeting at Fiona's

December 20 - unofficial holiday get-together at Daniel O'Connell's

January 3 - business meeting at Daniel O'Connell's
[note: meetings are weekly, not monthly, in January and February]

January 10 - business meeting at Daniel O'Connell's

January 17 - business meeting at Daniel O'Connell's

January 24 - business meeting at Daniel O'Connell's

January 31 - business meeting at Daniel O'Connell's

February 6 - business meeting, location TBD, following a City Council meeting at Alexandria City Hall
[note: February 6 is a Tuesday, not a Wednesday]

February 13 - business meeting at Daniel O'Connell's
[note: February 13 is a Tuesday, not a Wednesday]

February 21 - business meeting, location TBD

February 28 - business meeting at Daniel O'Connell's
[note: this will be the Parade Tie-Down and Marshals meeting]

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.


The Ballyshaners are pleased to announce our Grand Marshals for the 2018 Saint Patrick's Day Parade:

Bernadette and Pat Troy

Read about the 2018 Grand Marshals

Please continue to watch this website and the Ballyshaners social media pages as we ramp up our planning for the 37th annual Parade, to be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
2017 Parade Weekend photos


The 2017 Irish Festival was our best one ever! Thank you so very much to all the performers, vendors, and spectators and guests who came out to Waterfront Park on August 26 for our annual fundraising festival.

If you missed the festival but would still like to make a donation to the Ballyshaners, please visit our Donations page.

Click the link below to see photos from the 2017 Festival
2017 Festival photos


Follow the Ballyshaners on social media


 

Countdown to the 2018 Parade:
Saturday, March 3, 2018