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This Weekend Near The Kingsley: The St. Patrick’s Day Fun Dog Show and Parade!

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, what better way to get in the spirit of things than with some festive pups?  Sponsored by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA), the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fun Dog Show kicks off at 11 a.m. in Old Town’s Market Square. There, you’ll find animal-centric exhibitors and vendors and, of course, lots of pups dressed in their St. Paddy’s Day best. The parade offers three categories in which owners can enter their dogs: Most St. Paddy’s Spirit, Best Human/Canine Lookalike, and Most Creative. Winners will be chosen based on audience applause. If registering in advance, the cost is $25 per entrant per category. Or, on the day of, onsite registration will available while supplies last at $40 per entrant per category. 

The Fun Dog Show will lead into the 2020 Ballyshaners St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Alexandria, arranged by The Ballyshaners, Inc., an organization created to promote and preserve Irish history and culture. All in all, it will be a fun-filled day near The Kingsley!