Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia - The Ballyshaners, Inc.

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2020 Irish Festival!

The 2020 Irish Festival will be held on August 22, 2020 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.

Some Past Festival Photos

Ballyshaners Irish Festival
Ballyshaners Irish Festival
Ballyshaners Irish Festival
Ballyshaners Irish Festival
Ballyshaners Irish Festival
Ballyshaners Irish Festival

Are you interested in becoming a vendor at the 2020 Irish Festival? Be sure to come back for vendor information and applications that will be posted here in the near future.


Around the World Pub Crawl!

Go around the world in one city block! Enjoy a pub crawl benefiting the Alexandria St. Patrick's Day Parade! Support the Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade during a fun Pub Crawl in November, 2020 (date to be announced) from 3:30-6:00 for a trip around the world!

For just $15, get your passport stamped to visit Ireland, the United States, Germany and Mexico in an international pub crawl featuring drink discounts, food and giveaways.

You will be able to register for the event here soon or on-site at the event. Each attendee will receive one raffle ticket as part of their registration. “Customs officials” will be available at each venue to stamp passports and welcome new travelers. All of the venues will have drink specials, too! (Food and drinks are not included in the ticket price.)

Your registration helps to pay for the Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade and is tax-deductible as a contribution to The Ballyshaners, Inc. Please join us for a fun trip around the world!

Upcoming Events

2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade Applications

Applications for the 2020 Parade are NOW OPEN! The Ballyshaners are pleased to offer this tribute to Irish culture and heritage for our 39th year in Old Town.

Ballyshaners Meetings

Learn more about our upcoming Membership Meetings.

Ballyshaners' 2020 Grand Marshall Installation and Dinner

Please join us as we celebrate John Brennan's installation as the Grand Marshal for the 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Alexandria, Virginia.

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