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2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Ballyshaners 40th Alexandria Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Residents and tourists are encouraged to come early to enjoy the events at one of the DC area’s finest parades. All events are free to the public.

The parade will officially start at the corner of King Street and Alfred Street at 12:30pm, with dignitaries leading the procession at 12:15 pm. View the parade route at

Alexandria boasts the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the DC area. Traditionally, this parade is held the first Saturday in March. The parade normally features pipe bands, Irish dance schools, community groups, and a host of other performers and entertainment. It’s a fantastic day to spend with family or friends!

View the parade route and more details at