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Page last updated: October 26, 10:05PM

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

Upcoming Events

November 8 - monthly business meeting at Ramparts

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 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