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Page last updated: July 23, 11:45AM

The Ballyshaners Irish Festival in Alexandria

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Irish Festival will take place on August 8 at Waterfront Park in Old Town Alexandria. There will be vendors selling great merchandise, talented musicians and dancers, and tasty food and drink. All funds raised by the Ballyshaners drink sales goes directly toward funding the Parade in March.

The Irish Festival runs from 11:00am to 7:30pm.

2015 Parade Press Release
(PDF format) (DOC format)


Here is the current entertainment schedule:
12:00 - March In, Irish and American National Anthems, Welcoming remarks
12:30 – 1:00, City of Alexandria Pipes & Drums
1:00 – 1:45, Pat Garvey
1:45 – 2:15, O'Neill-James School
2:15 – 3:00, Dee Reilly
3:00 - 3:30, Boyle School
3:30 – 4:15, Rocky Guttmann
4:15 – 4:45, Wild Irish Roses
4:45 – 5:15, ShamrockRs
5:15 – 6:00, Washington Scottish Pipes & Drums
6:00 – 6:30, Culkin School
6:30 – 7:15, Ronan Cavanaugh

Schedule is subject to change


Are you interested in being a vendor at the Festival? Click the links below for introductory letters and applications.

Welcome letter
(PDF format) (DOC format)

Merchandise vendor application
(PDF format) (DOC format)

Food vendor application
(PDF format) (DOC format)

If you would prefer to pay vendor fees online, we can accept credit cards using the Pay Now button below.
Please submit your business name, contact name, and email when the online system requests, as well as your address when prompted for a Shipping Address. Then send your application in and indicate that your payment was made online, and include the confirmation number on the application.


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Click here for photos from the 2014 Festival.