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Page last updated: February 13, 11:20PM

Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Alexandria
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Welcome to Parade Season 2016!

We are now accepting applications for units to march in the 2016 Parade. Click below to apply online.
Parade application

We are extremely proud to have John Renner as our 2016 Grand Marshal. Come celebrate his official installation at the Grand Marshal Dinner on Friday, February 26.


John Renner (left) and Chairman Emeritus Pat Troy at the 2015 Grand Marshal Dinner

Be sure to check this page frequently as new information about the Parade becomes available. Use the links to the left to learn more about some of the other activities of Parade Week. Below is a preliminary schedule.

Friday, February 26
Grand Marshal Dinner

Saturday, March 5
Classic Car Show, 9:00-11:45, 100 N Pitt Street
Fun Dog Show, 10:30-12:00, Market Square
Pre-Parade, 12:15, featuring winners of the Fun Dog Show
The Parade units will step off at 12:30, beginning with the with the military units.

The theme of the 2016 Parade is A New Republic Is Born, commemorating the centennial of the Easter Rising of 1916.

View the Parade Route


Click the link below to view all the photos from all the events of the 2015 Parade Weekend.
2015 Parade Weekend photos

Watch the video below to experience what it's like to march down the Parade route.

Click the magazine cover below to download a PDF version of the 2015 Parade Magazine (approx. 18MB)

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Countdown to the 2016 Parade:
Saturday, March 5, 2016