The beginning of March marks the long awaited approach of Spring, as well as the day of festivities that include the St. Patty's Day parade, classic car show, and dog show. The morning's line up kicks off rather early, so we hope you'll join in and follow along as we cover the event. 

We'll be live Tweeting, Instagramming, and Vining, but it will all show up in realtime here on this page. Stay tuned for cute dogs, Shriners in tiny cars, lots of music, great people watching, and a good old fashioned Old Town St. Patty's Day parade!

 

2:00 PM - Another great parade! Thanks to #AlexandriaPD. Thinking of Ofr Peter Laboy.

1:47 PM - Northern Virginia Firefighters Pipes and Drums

1:42 PM - #NotreDame Alumni marching band.

1:36 PM - Riiiiiiccccooooolllllaaaaaa!

1:19 PM - #StPatrick has arrived in #OldTown #alexandriava

1:16 PM - Best sidekick ever. #doggles rule.

1:15 PM - Fairfax County Honor Guard.

1:12 PM - #irish step dancers #alexandriava #stpattys parade

1:10 PM - And Imperial Troops from the #Fighting501st.

1:06 PM - We've got some Union Troops.

1:04 PM - Love old guys in little cars!!!!

1:03 PM - Go Earl, go! #shriners rule

1:01 PM - The best vine video of all time. #Shriners

12:56 PM - "Everyone loves Humphrey the Camel" Kena Camel Herders.

12:50 PM - Washington DC Fire Department Pipes and Drums

12:49 PM - Washington DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums.

12:48 PM - Gotta get some Hard Times chili on this cold day.

12:45 PM - Pipes and drums in #alexandriava

12:44 PM -

12:41 PM - The City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums. Always awesome.

12:34 PM -

12:34 PM - Love the #OldGuard

12:33 PM -

12:32 PM - Anchors away!

12:22 PM - Our awesome #AlexandriaPD

12:09 PM - And we're underway!

12:07 PM - Town Crier announcing start of the parade.

11:41 AM - #OldGuard Gearing Up

11:16 AM - Straight out of #DowntonAbbey

11:07 AM - Just met Annie, #GrumpyCat's dog equivalent. Looking for her forever home with @DCLuckyDog

11:01 AM - One of these things is not like the other.

10:55 AM - Lulu met a new boyfriend, Optimus Prime, at the #alexandriava dog show. #truelove

10:48 AM - #sharpei sighting at the #alexandriava #stpattys dog show!

10:44 AM - Moose is dressed up and ready to go for the #stpattys dog show in #alexandriava

10:40 AM - #Puggle looking handsome in #stpattys green. #alexandriava

10:28 AM - Picking up some treats and coffee bittersweetot

10:21 AM - Lulu is super excited to go to the #StPattys parade!

10:17 AM - We're headed out to the #OldTown #AlexandriaVA #StPattysParade and hope you'll follow along as we live Tweet

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Colleen
3/3/2013 at 1:35 PM
love the updates- I haven't been to the Alexandria St. Patrick's Day parade since I danced in it many years ago!

also, a desperate plea- if you must abbreviate St. Patrick's Day, it is Paddy not Patty...
Alex
3/4/2013
Colleen, thank you for your desperate plea. I had no idea it was normally Paddy's and not Patty's. I will be sure to use the correct abbreviation in the future. You learn something new every day. :-)
Will
3/3/2013 at 1:41 PM
How come the parade is so early?
Alex
3/5/2013
I'm not entirely clear on this one, but I think there are enough other events in the area around St. Paddy's day that Old Town wanted to make sure they have their own day too. We have a lot of Irish pubs so multiple days to celebrate are never a bad thing.
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