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

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Annual Irish Festival!

The Ballyshaners held the 2020 Alexandria Irish Festival virtually on Saturday, August 29th, where we had the best of Celtic dance, music, and entertainment in the area, including a cocktail demo; Irish language, history, and craft lessons; and special messages from Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall, Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson, and local organizations and businesses! Tune in to our YouTube channel to see all of the events from that day.

We hope that in 2021 our next Irish Festival will be different. We look forward to all of you attending!


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!

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