Page last updated: February 7, 4:40PM
Welcome to the Web Site of the Ballyshaners
Organizers of the
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
in Alexandria, Virginia
City Council Proclamation, February 9 - Meet at King Street Blues at 6:00PM,
with a business meeting to follow after going to City Hall
Note that February 9 is a Tuesday and that will take the place of the normal Wednesday meeting
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
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.
WELCOME TO PARADE SEASON 2016!
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
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