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Grand Marshal Dinner

Friday, February 26, 2016

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

The Ballyshaners Grand Marshal Dinner and installation of John Renner as Grand Marshal of the 2016 St. Patrick's Parade in Alexandria will take place on Friday, February 26th, 2016. Please note that this is NOT the night before the parade, but one week prior. The Dinner will be held at the Embassy Suites Old Town Alexandria, located at 1900 Diagonal Road in Alexandria, Virginia. A cocktail hour with cash bar will begin at 6:30 PM, with dinner to follow at 7:30 PM. Cocktail or festive Celtic attire is encouraged.

The cost for this event is $95 per person. To purchase tickets online please use the secure Eventbrite link below. Please note that EventBrite will charge a fee of approximately $5.75 per ticket.

Purchase Grand Marshal dinner tickets from Eventbrite

If you wish to avoid fees and purchase tickets via check, please print and complete the attached form, and mail your payment to:

Ballyshaners c/o Tasha Pablo
4813 Old Mill Road
Alexandria VA 22309

Click to download/print form for mailing

You may also RSVP and pay by check or cash at any Ballyshaners business meeting through Wednesday, February 24th.

Please send any questions regarding the dinner to

Photos of previous Grand Marshals

2015 Grand Marshal Laureen O'Neill-James receives her sash of office from Chairman Emeritus Pat Troy and Chairman J.J. Kelly at the 2015 Grand Marshal Dinner

2014 Grand Marshal Martin White receives his sash of office from Chairman Emeritus Pat Troy and Chairman J.J. Kelly at the 2014 Grand Marshal Dinner

Click the link below for pictures from the Grand Marshal dinner and all the events of the 2015 Parade Weekend.
2015 Parade Weekend photos