Break out your horseshoe and four-leaf clover: St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Guests staying at hotels near Old Town Alexandria VA are at the perfect location to partake in the fun and excitement of the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year, the parade will be held on March 5 at 12:30. There are other events before the parade that will make this celebration a perfect outing for all kinds of attendees looking to capture the luck of the Irish in Alexandria.
Invitational Classic Car Show
The car show begins at 9:00 AM at 100 N Pitt Street, with the official “Best in Show” award decided after 10:00 AM. Previous entries in the show have included a 1964 Chevrolet Impala Hard Top and a 1903 Oldsmobile Model R.
Fun Dog Show
Kicking off at 10:30 AM on Market Square is the Fun Dog Show, sponsored in part by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Awards and prizes are given out for Most Outrageous, Most Creative, Dog/Owner Look-alike, and Luckiest Dog.
The 2016 Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade itself starts at 12:30 and runs down King Street, beginning at Alfred Street and ending at Lee Street. Last year’s participants included representatives from the Scottish-American Military Society, students at the O’Neill-James School of Irish Dancing, the Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers, the Ancient order of Hibernians, and even stormtroopers from Darth Vader’s 501st Legion. Whether you’re visiting a hotel in Alexandria VA for the parade specifically or you just happen to be in town, there is no better place to stay than the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir. With a complimentary breakfast bar, free shuttle to the Huntington Metro and a great location only 2 miles from Old Town, guests at the Holiday Inn will feel lucky to be staying in such comfortable accommodations.