Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Shops at Legacy: 3 things to do this weekend in Plano, March 16-17

The Shops at Legacy will be a venue for a St. Patrick's Day block party.

The Shops at Legacy will be a venue for a St. Patrick's Day block party.

The international day of happiness, St. Patrick's Day and a dog training event are on this weekend's list of things to do in Plano.

1. Go to the St. Patrick's Day block party at the Shops at Legacy

Enjoy live music from country, hip-hop and ‘80s artists this weekend at the Shops at Legacy to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Harder Concepts, the operators behind The Brixton, Ringo’s Pub and Scruffy Duffies, will hold a St. Patrick’s Day block party on Saturday at the Shops at Legacy, 5865 Kincaid Road.

The party will take place at the parking lot of Scruffy Duffies, and Ringo’s Pub, and will spill over into The Brixton, according to a company news release.

Artists at the event include Local Yoakam, Emerald City and Hip Hop Hooray. Those interested in attending the event can RSVP at this link.

2. Celebrate International Day of Happiness at The Shops at Willow Bend

At over 500 locations around the world, including one at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, Live Happy Magazine has posted happiness walls to celebrate the international day of happiness.

Attendees will have the opportunity to write out their acts of happiness and post it on the wall. They can find the wall across from the soon-to-open Crayola Experience near the lower level of Macy’s.

The event will also include live entertainment.

The event will last from noon-5 p.m. The Shops at Willow Bend is located at 6121 W. Park Blvd.

3. Get training tips for your dog in downtown Plano

Trainer Jason Godwin will kick off a monthly dog training series 7 p.m. Friday at McCall Plaza in downtown Plano, 998 E. 15th St.

Attendees will need to ensure their dogs have a current rabies vaccination, as well as a properly fitting collar for the event.

Friday evening’s event will cover topics surrounding dog socialization. Find out more information here.

By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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