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Page last updated: February 10, 9:45PM

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

Upcoming Events

Business meeting - February 17, at Union Street Public House

Parade fundraiser - February 21, 11:00AM to 5:00PM at Fiona's

Business meeting - February 24, 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 35th annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

The units will step off down the Parade Route at 12:30, with other preliminary events happening earlier in the morning.

Go to the Parade page for all the latest information.

Meet the 2016 Grand Marshal, John Renner

John Renner (left) and Chairman Emeritus Pat Troy at the 2015 Grand Marshal Dinner

To purchase tickets to the Grand Marshal installation and dinner
on February 26, please go to
Dinner page

The Parade application is online and we are taking applications. Would you like to be a part of one of the largest community events in Alexandria?
Sign up for the Parade

Follow the Ballyshaners on social media

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


Countdown to the 2016 Parade:
Saturday, March 5, 2016