The next best thing to being Irish? Being here.
Don’t wait until March 17th to get in the festival spirit and welcome the arrival of spring. Join us in Five Points on Friday, March 9th from 5:30-6:30pm 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, will be sure to put you in the shamrock spirit. 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 17, 2018 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, 2018.
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 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!
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