Alexandria’s 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Rescheduled for Sunday, March 18th March 8, 2018

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Alexandria’s 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Rescheduled for Sunday, March 18th

Parade Marches Down Adjusted Route, Fun Dog Show Returns, Classic Car Show Cancelled 

WHAT: Rescheduled 37th Annual Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade with an adjusted route, Fun Dog Show but no Classic Car Show

Following cancellation on March 3, 2018 due to extreme wind, Ballyshaners, a nonprofit that aims to promote and preserve Irish heritage, is pleased to announce that the show will go on during the rescheduled 37th Annual Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade happening Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Visitors and residents are invited to don their green and line King Street in Old Town Alexandria. Participants will include Irish dancers, bands, community groups and more. Parade-goers come early for the Fun Dog Show on Market Square. This year’s fun dog show benefits the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and features costumed dogs competing in a range of categories, including Best Human/Canine Look-Alike, Most Talented and Most St. Paddy’s Spirit. Each of the winners will receive a 2018 “Pet” Troy Award Trophy, in honor of this year’s Grand Marshalls, Pat and Bernadette Troy. The dogs will then kick off the parade.  

WHEN: Sunday, March 18, 2018

starts at 1:30 p.m.
Classic Car Show is cancelled
Fun Dog Show is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

route adjusted and now starts at King and St. Asaph Streets and ends at Pitt and Cameron Streets  
Fun Dog Show is on Market Square in front of City Hall at 301 King Street



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