Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St Patricks Parade RouteSaturday, March 2, 2019
Fun Dog Show: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Parade: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine)

Visitors and residents are invited to don their green and line King Street in Old Town Alexandria to kick off the region’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the 38th Annual Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the D.C. region in 2019. The parade is presented by the Ballyshaners, a nonprofit organization that aims to promote and preserve Irish heritage. More than 2,000 participants will march in the parade, including dog rescue groups, pipe and drum bands, the Notre Dame Alumni Band, historical re-enactors, Shriners and Kena cars, and Irish dancers.

The parade starts at King and Alfred Streets and ends at Lee and Cameron Streets. Parade-goers come early for the Fun Dog Show on Market Square (301 King Street, Alexandria, VA), which benefits the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. More than 30 costumed dogs will compete in a range of categories, including Best Human/Canine Look-Alike, Most Talented and Most St. Paddy’s Spirit. The dogs will then kick off the parade at 12:30 p.m.

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