Parade Application


Alexandria St. Patrick's Day Parade Application

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Ballyshaners St. Patrick's Day Parade is one of the largest events in Old Town Alexandria, and the only parade that marches down King Street. This year we are excited to be honoring Bernadette and Pat Troy as our Grand Marshals.

As you know, organizing the Parade is increasingly expensive. The Ballyshaners incur roughly $50,000 of expenses to produce the Parade, primarily the public safety and security costs billed to us by the City of Alexandria.

To help cover those costs we will be implementing a $50 participation fee for parade units in 2018, similar to the fee charged by other local parades. Submitting your application is free. Units that are accepted to march will receive information on how to pay their participation fee. By applying and being accepted to march in the parade your unit agrees to pay the participation fee.

Please note that fees for commercial units remain unchanged - a minimum $250 donation or purchase of at least a ½ page advertisement in our parade program.
If you have questions regarding the parade, you can email the Parade Captain at

Parade Application

Please fill out the parade application to participate