Posted by: twodogtales | March 1, 2013

St. Patrick’s parade and dog show March 2

FDSLogo2013The 2013 Alexandria Saint Patrick’s Day parade is tomorrow, Saturday, March 2, in dog-friendly Old Town Alexandria, and the day begins with a dog show!

The dog show is hosted by Bobby and Shannon Mahoney of Capitol Heel, and the beneficiary is Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. Dog show registration begins at 10:15 a.m. at Market Square and the show begins at 11:15 a.m.

Dogs and owners can compete in categories such as Dog with Best Tail Wag, Dog with Most Unusual Markings, Dog with Most Unique Appearance, Dog/Owner with Most Similar Hair, Dog with Biggest Feet, Dog with Most Unusual Tail, Dog with Best Irish Costume, and more.

Check out pictures from last year’s event and parade.

IMG_2844After the show, dog contestants and their owners are invited to lead the parade as it begins at 12:30 p.m.

The parade is held rain or shine, and generally attracts thousands of spectators to cheer on the Irish dance troupes, pipe and drum corps, dog breed groups, bands, and more.

The Grand Marshall for the 2013 parade is Bryan “Bugsy” Watson, former NHL hockey player and owner of Bugsy’s Sports Bar on King Street in Old Town.

See pictures from previous parades.

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