City of Alexandria Hosts Annual Irish Festival

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August 3, 2009

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• Event features traditional Irish music, dancers, crafts, food and more

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The City of Alexandria will host the annual Irish Festival on Saturday, August 8, from noon to 7 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St. Admission is free, and the festival will be held rain or shine. The City’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and the Ballyshaners, Inc., are cosponsoring the festival.

Entertainment features Brook Yoder; Pat Garvey; the Culkin School of Dance; Pat Carroll; the Flying Cows of Ventry; the O’Neill-James School of Dance; The City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums; and the Lieutenant Colonel Dowd Division A. O. H. Color Guard, among others. Exhibits will highlight traditional arts, crafts, jewelry, paintings and souvenirs. Throughout the day, food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Visitors to the historic district are encouraged bike, walk or take the Metrorail Yellow or Blue lines to the King Street Station and take the free King Street Trolley, or DASH or Metro buses to the festival. For DASH schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit Parking is also available in one of the convenient parking garages or lots.

Bicyclists may visit for the City’s Bikeways Map, which features the City's best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Lawrence, Special Events Supervisor, at 703.838.4844 (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail
For additional information, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686 or visit
For more information, contact Jennifer Harris, Communications Officer, Office of Communications, at 703.746.3961 or