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

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Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Last year, we held our Annual Irish Festival virtually. This year, the Ballyshaners are back, live and in person! Please join us for our 2021 version of the Irish Festival, the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celebration! We'll have vendors, food, beer, and the best Irish music and dancers in town. Hope to see you from 11am to 7pm at Waterfront Park in Old Town Alexandria (1A Prince St) on September 18th! Come for the fun, stay for the craic!


Festival 2021 Schedule

11:00 – 11:30   Boyle School of Irish Dance
11:30 – 12:00   Foley School of Irish Dance
12:00 – 12:15   Opening Ceremonies (Anthems)
12:15 – 12:40   City of Alexandria Pipes & Drums
12:40 – 1:15    Kaitlyn Likas and Chris Lindsay (The Thistle & The Rose)
1:15  – 2:00    Shannon Dunne Sean Nos
2:00 – 2:30    O’Neill-James School of Irish Dance
2:30 – 3:30    The Irish Breakfast Band
3:30 – 4:00    Kristin Butke School of Irish Dance
4:00 – 4:45    DC Gaels Demonstration
4:45 – 5:30    Washington Scottish Pipe Band / Alexandria School of Highland Dance
5:30 – 6:30    Culkin Live
6:30 – 7:00    Steve Toole

Some Past Festival Photos

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

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, each year (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

2021 Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

The celebration on Saturday, September 18th, will have vendors, food, beer, and the best Irish music and dancers in town.

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