St. Paddy’s at Shorty’s for parks and kiddies



Shorty’s Garden and Home, 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., will host its annual St. Paddy’s weekend events Friday evening and during the day on March 15. The Friday night event is a 21-and-up fundraiser for the Parks Foundation of Clark County, and the Saturday daytime event is a freebie for the kids.

At St. Paddy’s for Parks, you can enjoy Irish food, music and festivities in a heated outdoor space. Five Guys Named Moe, the Vancouver Firefighters Pipes and Drums and the Molly Malone Dancers will all perform.

Tickets, which get you a token for one adult beverage, are $20 in advance through or $25 at the door. The event begins at 5 p.m. Friday, March 14.

The following morning it’s St. Paddy’s for Kids, which is free. Upon arrival children will be provided a Pot O’ Gold Passport directing them to numerous activities, including a cooking demonstration, candle making, board breaking, fishing lessons, face paining, dance lessons and more. Each kid will fish a prize out of the Pot O’ Gold in the end. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only.

Both events are co-hosted by Shorty’s nursery and the Parks Foundation, a nonprofit agency that collects and administers tax-deductible donations for local parks and recreation projects and programs. Learn more at