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Start off your St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Old Town!

March is here! What better way to kick off Irish-American Heritage Month than with Alexandria’s St Patrick’s Day festivities. This Saturday, March 7th, the city will kick off its celebrations with a day packed full of events. This year’s theme is Women of Irish Heritage. To start the day, the classic car show goes on display starting at 9am with judging at 10am and a fun dog show at 10:30. Beginning at 12:30 at Alfred and King Streets, the parade runs down King Street before turning ­­left onto Lee and ending at Cameron Street. Since the parade is held early, all the best bands, dance troupes, and performers are free to delight the crowds in Old Town.

Easily accessible via the King Street Metro stop and either a ten-minute walk to the parade route or a free trolley ride down King Street, this parade is a great opportunity to explore the exciting, lively Alexandria community.