It was the perfect day for a parade as Alexandria celebrated the 39th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fun Dog Show on Saturday.
With sunny weather and temperatures in the 50s, thousands watched the procession of more than 2,000 participants, including Irish dancers, historic reenactors and the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums. The festivities, which included the Fun Dog Show at Market Square outside City Hall, were sponsored by the Ballyshaners, a nonprofit dedicated to Irish heritage.
The Grand Marshall was John Brennan, a native of Kilkenny, Ireland, and one of the original owners of Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant and Bar (112 King Street).
You have to wait a bit for the next parade in Old Town: next up is the 50th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk on Saturday, Dec. 5.
The Old Town St. Patrick’s Day Parade makes its way down King Street! ☘️ pic.twitter.com/dIhWiHn26C
— Katie Kyros (@KatieKyros) March 7, 2020
PARADE :: The Saint Patrick's Day Parade was a success! With some hard work, and some Irish luck, the streets were kept safe during the event. Thank you to all who came out! ☘️ #AlexPD150th@sfardAPD pic.twitter.com/gzFimt5bzE
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) March 7, 2020
— ABC 7 News – WJLA (@ABC7News) March 8, 2020
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