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The Official Kickoff to St. Pat's presented by Gregory Electric

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 3:30-7:00pm for The Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s in Five Points.


Event Highlights:
  • Two Musical Performances - Tuatha Dea + EJ Campbell
  • Dance Performances by Connick School of Irish Dance
  • Special Appearances by Palmetto Pipes and Drums + the Kudzu Queens + the Ancient Order of Hibernians + more!
  • Complimentary t-shirts + green popcorn for kids from Gregory Electric
  • Complimentary Face Painting
  • Complimentary Balloon Twisting
  • Food + Beverage vendors

Don't miss your chance to help us turn everyone's favorite fountain green in celebration of all things green + Gaelic this spring!




St. Pat's Parade Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

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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Grand Marshals:
  • 2019 – Harris Pastides (University of South Carolina President)
  • 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 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)
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 presented by Party Reflections

Celebrate all things green and Gaelic with your wee ones inside festival gates this year. Your little leprechauns are sure to think they’ve found the end of the rainbow on Saluda Avenue in this fun-filled area with balloon artists, kid- approved entertainment, rides, inflatable activity center, and a rock wall fit for a wee laddie. 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.


  • 2:00pm – Dylan Deekay
  • 3:00pm – LUCiD
  • 4:00pm – Irewl
  • 5:00pm – Claya Jade
Share your moment with us! Tag your Instagram photos with #StPatsinFivePoints and get our shamrocks in your feed at  StPatsinFivePoints.

Tickets

You don't need a pot 'o gold to have a good time! Skip the fees + the lines! Buy your tickets early at our Pre-sale Outlets and save some green!


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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St. Pat's VIP
$125
  • Presented by:
  • 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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Get Here

  • Five Points Columbia, 29205
  • info@fivepointscolumbia.com
  • (803) 748-7373
  • March 16, 2019