Enjoy the Luck o’ the Irish This St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
Whether you have Irish roots, or you do just on St. Patrick’s Day, here’s your definitive guide to celebrating St. Patty’s Day in the Tualatin Valley. Don your green, lace up your shoes and set out for a family-friendly good time. Sláinte!
The streets of Hillsboro will be awash in green during the Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Parade (Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m.). This yearly tradition winds from Hare Field to Main Street and ends with a corned beef and cabbage lunch at the Sports Look restaurant.
A duo of fun runs set the stage for an invigorating, if not muddy, St. Patrick’s Day. The Dirty Leprechaun 5K Mud Run (Saturday, March 17, 9:30 a.m.) takes place at Lee Farms in Tualatin. This muddy adventure features a 5K mud run and 1.1-mile challenge for youth under the age of 16. The annual Luckython Run returns to The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club for the fifth time (Saturday, March 17, 8:30 a.m.) for its 5K and 2.5K and 5K fun run.
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face.
Celebrate St. Patrick a day early for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Across the Land at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove (Friday, March 16; all day; free). All ages are welcome for this free event featuring live music, food and drink specials.
The Gothard Sisters are one of the most compelling and celebrated acts in Celtic music. This acclaimed groups brings its rousing, energetic show–infusing Irish dance and modern folk-inspired Celtic music–to the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro (Friday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.; $18-22).
Traditional Irish band, Dervish, performs its Celtic-inspired music at Pacific University (Sunday, March 18, 3 p.m.). Enjoy the band’s rhythmic harmonies and its unique blend of mandolin, fiddle and guitar.
For more events happening during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, visit tualatinvalley.org/events-festivals.
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