The Ballyshaners

2019 Irish Festival

The 2019 Irish Festival will be held on August 24, 2019 at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park. The family friendly event is held to promote and preserve Irish heritage. Come join us and enjoy Irish entertainment with live music and dance performances, craft vendors, food and beverages. Attendance is free and all are welcome. The 2019 Irish…

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2019 Parade Sponsors

Thank you for your support! The following companies, organizations, Irish Pubs and Dance Schools helped to support the Ballyshaners’ Saint Patrick’s Day Parade by placing ads in the Parade Program. Please thank them for their support with your business, and let them know how much you appreciate their support of the Parade.      

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Ballyshaners 2019 Grand Marshall

2019 Grand Marshall Shawn McLaughlin Ballyshaners 2019 Grand Marshall Shawn McLaughlin and Ballyshaners President Kim Moore. Shawn P. McLaughlin, AIF® is the President & CEO of McLaughlin Ryder Investments, Inc. With more than 35 years of investment experience, Mr. McLaughlin specializes in helping individuals, businesses and associations achieve their investment goals through careful and thorough…

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2019 Fun Dog Show

2019 Fun Dog Show MARCH 2 IS FOR THE DOGS AWLA’s and Ballyshaners’ Fun Dog Show to Precede St. Patrick’s Day Parade ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Feb. 1, 2019) — The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) and the Ballyshaners will once again make King Street the most festive place to be on Saturday, March 2, with…

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DC St. Patricks Day Parade Cancelled

The Ballyshaners were disappointed to learn that the Washington, D.C. St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will not be able to hold their event this year. Funding major events like our parades is a year-round endeavor, facing ever-changing and increasing expenses. We encourage parade units from the D.C. Parade that might not have joined us previously…

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2019 Parade Fundraisers

Ballyshaners Saint Patricks Day Fundraiser January 27, 2019 – Fiona’s February 17, 2019 – Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub January 27, 2019 – Fiona’s Irish Pub The Ballyshaners will be holding a Parade fundraiser on January 27, 2019, at Fiona’s Irish Pub, 5810 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315. Join us for food, live music, and craic! We will…

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2018 Parade Sponsors

Thank you for your support! The following companies, organizations, Irish Pubs and Dance Schools helped to support the Ballyshaners’ Saint Patrick’s Day Parade by placing ads in the Parade Program. Please thank them for their support with your business, and let them know how much you appreciate their support of the Parade. Guinness    Daniel…

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2018 Irish Heritage Day At National’s Park

The 2018 Irish Heritage Day at National’s Park will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Join fellow Irishmen from around the Washington DC area to support the Nationals as they take on their New York Mets! Baseline Reserved tickets ($60) include access to a pregame festival with food and drink samplings from Ireland! The…

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2018 Irish Festival

The 2018 Irish Festival was held on August 25, 2018 at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park. The Festival was very successful with perfect weather, amazing entertainment, numerous vendors and a fantastic crowd. Those in attendance enjoyed watching Irish dancers and listening to some excellent music while enjoying delicious food and beverages.   A big thank you to…

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