40th Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

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40th Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Irish dancers perform for the crowd. (Mike Pablo/The Ballyshaners, Inc.)
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By Leslie Golden | lgolden@alextimes.com

On Saturday, March 4 thousands will join to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the D.C. area. There will be a classic car show located on the 100 block of N. Pitt Street starting at 9 a.m. The parade kicks off at 12:15 p.m. at the corner of King and Alfred Streets. The Ballyshaners, Gaelic for ‘Old Towners,’ is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote and preserve Irish heritage. Thousands of spectators and participants expected. For more information, visit www. ballyshaners.org/parade.html

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