Today was the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia (held early in the month, probably to not be in conflict with the DC St. Patrick’s Day Parade). Plenty of green, kilts, and Irish dancers were to be seen marching down King St. I was there to help cover the day’s events for the Old Town Alexandria Patch. While my editor was shooting the parade, I was covering the Classic Car Show and Fun Dog Show. But since those were finished before the parade, I hung around and enjoyed the parade with my wife, Cheri, at my side.
Two members of one of the many pipe and drum bands that marched in Saturday’s parade.
A stormtrooper from the Vader’s Fist 501st Legion marches in the parade. The legion is a volunteer organization that brings together Star Wars costume enthusiasts for Star Wars events, charity work, and community volunteering.
A baton twirler entertains the crowd on the left, while a member of the Fairfax-based Kena Shriners stands on the right.
On the left: the band leader from the Montgomery County Fire Department pipe and drum band leads the group down the parade route. On the right: Boba Fett poses for photographers during a lull in the parade.