The next best thing to being Irish? Being here.
On Saturday, March 18, 2017 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 email@example.com for additional information. Applications for parade units are being accepted until March 1, 2017.
Kick off the St. Pat’s in Five Points Festival with Columbia’s largest road race! Get to the Green features 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 (a $20 value). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
Rides! Games! Educational Fun!
Celebrating 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 to the park is free, however, rides and activities do require tickets which can be purchased on site.
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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 these awesome DJs.
You don't need a pot 'o gold to have a good time! Get your pre-sale tickets at the following locations!
Cycle Center – 1001 Harden Street
Green’s Beverages – 400 Assembly Street
Papa Jazz Record Shoppe – 2014 Greene Street
Pita Pit – 2002-A Greene Street
Village Idiot Pizza – 2009 Devine Street
Yesterday’s – 2030 Devine Street
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Re-entry will not be permitted for St. Pat’s in Five Points. We ask that once you arrive at the festival, please stay within the festival grounds until you are ready to leave. We understand that this may be an inconvenience to some. Nonetheless, we are endorsing this policy for the safety of the patrons attending our festival and for the sake of the six neighborhoods that surround it.
This is a rain or shine event. We’re looking for Irish eyes to smile on us this year with pleasant Spring festival weather.
For families with young children, we recommend you explore our Pot O’ Gold Playground being provided at no charge in Martin Luther King Park. Inside the festival gates, youth 16 and under are admitted with an adult at standard ticket prices. Children 12 and under are admitted free, with guardian.
There are no backstage passes for sale.
The Cube is located at the Five Points intersection, and serves as the festival’s lost & found and information booth.
Festival patrons are encouraged to use alternative methods of traveling to and from the festival.
Any festival patron with a sanctioned handicap decal may park in the Wells Fargo parking lot (at Saluda Avenue and Blossom Street).
Shuttles will run every 20 minutes to and from the festival.
|Memorial Stadium (Rosewood)||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Lincoln Garage (across from CPD HQ)||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Fairgrounds RV Parking||8:00am - 8:00pm|
The Five Points Foundation will pay the first $10 of your cab ride home or to a hotel in any Checker Yellow Cab (official transportation sponsor of the festival).
It is fine to wait and pay cash at the gate, however purchasing your tickets in advance will save you money and allow you to Fast Pass the lines the day of the event.
Sorry, but for safety reasons no pets will be allowed inside the festival gate. Service animals trained to assist disabled persons will be allowed into the festival.
Absolutely! Be sure to share your favorite shots with us on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages! Tag us, @FivePointsSC, and use the hashtag #StPatsInFivePoints
No. Please note that St. Pat’s in Five Points is NO RE-ENTRY. This policy was created with the interest of patron safety. Guests who wish to return a prohibited item to their vehicle or need to exit and re-enter due to personal emergencies, must contact a venue supervisor or manager.
The following list outlines items that can not be brought into the festival area:
Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and located on Greene Street at the fountain, the Comfort Zone is the festival’s information booth and is stocked with basic first-aid provisions including fruit, water, juice, Band-Aids and diapers. Chairs are also provided for anyone who needs to rest from all the Gaelic good times.
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Stay Informed. Stay Connected. Information hub with programs, festival swag, ATMs, ID check and the T-Mobile Charging Stations. It will be centrally located at the Five Points intersection, in the heart of the festival.