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Page last updated: August 4, 11:40PM

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

Upcoming Events

August 9 - monthly business meeting at Daniel O'Connell's

August 26 - The Ballyshaners Irish Festival

September 13 - 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 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.

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

Follow the Ballyshaners on social media


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