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Page last updated: October 6, 12:35PM

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

Upcoming Events

October 11 - monthly business meeting and biennial officer elections at King Street Blues

November 8 - monthly business meeting, location TBD

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 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

The Ballyshaners wish to express our gratitude to all of the dignitaries, marching units, volunteers, sponsors, and spectators who came out on March 4 to be a part of what Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg called "our best Parade yet." A big thank you also goes out to Port City Brewing Company's Karen and Bill Butcher of Port City Brewing Company, our 2017 Grand Marshals.

Please enjoy these photos from all of the events of Parade Weekend, and be sure to mark your calendars for our 37th annual Parade, to be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
2017 Parade Weekend photos

Read about the 2017 Grand Marshals

Click the cover below to view our online
"flip page" version of the 2017 Parade magazine.

Follow the Ballyshaners on social media


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