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The Official Kickoff to St. Pat's

Don’t wait until March 16th to get in the festival spirit and welcome the arrival of spring. Join us in Five Points on Sunday, March 3rd from 3:00-6:00pm for The Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s in Five Points.

This FREE family friendly event is one you won’t want to miss! Irish-themed entertainment, including bagpipers, Rince N’ah Eireann dancers, Kudzu Queens and more. Tuatha Dea will be playing from 4:30 - 6:00pm. Grab a cold beer and get in the shamrock spirit with us! Children can join other little leprechauns and help dye the fountain green. The wee ones and their chaperones are then invited to explore the Five Points village on a scavenger hunt through Five Points to find our festival mascot hiding in fun and fanciful places.




On Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. there will be magic in the air on Devine Street in Columbia, South Carolina where one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Festivals will begin its second event of the day, the St. Pat’s Parade.

The St. Pat’s Parade will assemble at Dreher High School and travel the Musical Mile down Devine Street into Five Points offering several blocks of public viewing. After entering Five Points, the parade will wind its way down Devine Street and up Saluda Avenue, returning to Harden Street at the Five Points Fountain and concluding near Food Lion.

Be sure to wear your green and get your Sham-Rock On at the St. Pat’s Parade! If you have any questions about the parade, you may e-mail Silvia Butler at sbbutler@bellsouth.net for additional information. Applications for parade units are being accepted until March 1, 2019.

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Past Grand Marshals:
  • 2018 – Col. Jack Van Loan (Festival Chair for Over a Decade)
  • 2017 – Fort Jackson (in honor of their Centennial year in 2017)
  • 2016 – SC Strong (in honor of first responders during the historic flooding in October 2015)
  • 2015 – Five Points (in honor of their Centennial Celebration in 2015)
  • 2014 – MG Brad Becker, CG Fort Jackson
  • 2013 – Col. Jack Van Loan (Festival Chair for Over a Decade)
  • 2012 – Col. Jack Van Loan (Festival Chair for Over a Decade)
  • 2011 – Mayor Steve Benjamin
  • 2010 – USO Float (Honoring veterans from World War II to present day)
  • 2009 – A Salute to our Armed Forces (Honorees from each branch of the US Military)
  • 2008 – Duncan MacRae (Festival co-founder/Owner Yesterday’s Restaurant)
  • 2006 – Coach Steve Spurrier (University of South Carolina Head Football Coach)
  • 2005 – Lea “Sarge” Masters (CBS Survivor Vanuatu Show)
  • 2004 – The Honorable Joe Wilson (United States House of Representatives)
The Starting Line for St. Pat's Fun

Kick off the St. Pat’s in Five Points Festival with Columbia’s largest road race! Get to the Green features 15k, 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run events in which participants chase rainbows in pursuit of a pot of gold. Race registration includes a t-shirt, post-race refreshments and entry into the St. Pat’s Festival. Participants will also receive a commemorative finisher’s medal! Costumes and good luck charms are welcome. Top finishers and costume contest winners will be eligible for cash prizes!

Contact Jaime Lomas at jaime@eggplantevents.com, Race Coordinator or visit www.GetToTheGreen.com for more information and registration details. Don’t forget – there are discounts offered for teams of five or more participants!

Saturday, March 16, 2019 Register Here

5k Run
  • Prices include festival ticket.
  • $30 – Early Bird (until Dec. 1)
  • $35 – Until February 28
  • $40 – Until March 15
  • $45 – Race Day (March 16)
10k Run
  • Prices include festival ticket.
  • $35 – Early Bird (until Dec. 1)
  • $40 – Until February 28
  • $45 – Until March 15
  • $50 – Race Day (March 16)
15k Run
  • Prices include festival ticket.
  • $40 – Early Bird (until Dec. 1)
  • $45 – Until February 28
  • $50 – Until March 15
  • $55 – Race Day (March 16)
1-Mile Family Fun Run
  • Prices include festival ticket.
  • $30 – Early Bird (until Dec. 1)
  • $35 – Until February 28
  • $40 – March 1–6

The Pot O' Gold Playland

Come One, Come All! Free Rides! Games! Educational Fun!

Celebrate all things green and Gaelic with your wee ones. Your little leprechauns are sure to think they’ve found the end of the rainbow in this fun-filled area with rides, games, kid-approved entertainment, tasty treats, a petting zoo, magic shows, karaoke, and face painting. Parents are likely to think they’ve found the end of the rainbow here as well! Silly adults… St. Pat’s is for kids! Entry, rides and activities are all free to enjoy.

Contact Anne Spencer Alexander at alexander.annespencer@gmail.com for more information.


Join the Dance Craze That Hits the Mute Button!

Grab your neon green and head to 800 block of Harden Street (by the College Street stage) for a little something special – the Silent Disco! Each person grabs a headset and gets to rock out all afternoon to awesome DJs. 2019 DJs to be announced!


Leave your mark on it! Stop by our #StPatsinFivePoints Wall on the 800 block of Harden Street and write a memory, message or love note to everyone’s favorite festival.

Tickets

You don't need a pot 'o gold to have a good time!


Day of Event
$25
  • Single Admission
  • 5 Stages for Sham'rocking
  • Interactive Basketball Fan Fest
  • Awesome Irish Fun
  • Kids 12 and under get in FREE!
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General Admission
$20
  • Buy Early, Save $5!
  • 5 Stages for Sham'rocking
  • Interactive Basketball Fan Fest
  • Awesome Irish Fun
  • Kids 12 and under get in FREE!
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Saluda's VIP Experience
$125
  • Includes Single Admission
  • Exclusive Private Access to Saluda's
  • Premier Saluda's Balcony Viewing
  • Open Bar & Food
  • Clean Restrooms
  • VIP Hours from 12pm - 7pm
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  • Five Points Columbia, 29205
  • info@fivepointscolumbia.com
  • (803) 748-7373
  • March 16, 2019