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2019 Accommodation Partners Coming Soon!

Traveling from out of town to visit us? Welcome to our Famously Hot city!

The Midlands area provides a wide array of accommodations to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Please click on the links below to book a room today at one of our preferred hotels for St. Pat’s in Five Points 2018. These hotels can provide you an elevated experience sure to not disappoint! Click below to visit their sites!

Inn at USC

Situated in downtown Columbia, on the scenic campus of the University of South Carolina, the Inn at USC is an elegant boutique hotel offering a blend of historic grandeur with modern living amenities and Southern hospitality. From complimentary made-to-order breakfast to free Wi-Fi, the Inn at USC offers you all of the comforts of a grand Southern home.

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Aloft Hotel

Experience a fresh take on Southern Hospitality. Located in the heart of Columbia's vibrant downtown, our hotel offers easy breezy access to mix and mingle in the best of the Palmetto State.

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Towne Place Suites

The brand new, all suites property is located within walking distance of numerous restaurants as well as Columbiana Centre which features over 100 stores. This property is within 10 minutes of downtown Columbia, the University of South Carolina, and Lake Murray. King Studios have a king bed, pull out sofa, and full kitchen for ease of the business traveler. The rate includes a hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, and use of MUV fitness.

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2019 Transportation Information Coming Soon!
Getting here in 2018... Park & Ride for FREE

Use our hassle free shuttle transportation!
 Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes, and drop off at a festival entrance gate.
 *Food, beverages, backpacks, coolers, and containers are NOT allowed on shuttles

Friends, please be respectful of our surrounding neighborhoods and do not park there. Parking in the neighborhoods is for residents ONLY!

Shuttle pick-up locations:

8:00am - 8:00pm Lincoln Street Garage
(across from CPD HQ on Washington St.)
8:00am - 8:00pm Fairgrounds RV Parking

No parking worries! Catch The Comet The Soda Cap runs from 10am – 6pm and runs every 20 minutes. It is completely FREE! You can park at the State Museum parking lot and ride it to Five points or anywhere along the Soda Cap Route 1.

Download Route
Getting home... Need a cab? No problem.

Take a free cab!
 Official transportation sponsor Checker Yellow and the Five Points Foundation have teamed up to pay for the first $10 of your cab fare to a home or hotel!

Checker Yellow pick-up locations:

Blossom Street - Near Wells Fargo
Devine Street - near Jake's
Harden Street - near Chick-fil-A
Making It All Happen

A huge thank you to all the members of our St. Pat's in Five Points committee!

  • Amy Beth Franks Co-Chair, Executive Director of Five Points Association
  • Kelly Glynn Co-Chair
  • Bruce Crouch Production Manager
  • Lt. Eric Murphy Columbia Police Department Event Coordinator
  • Chris McLane Entertainment Coordinator
  • Jaime Lomas Race Coordinator
  • Silvia Butler Parade & Transportation Coordinator
  • Lee Porter Veterans Coordinator
  • Kim Mitchell Pot O' Gold Playland Coordinator
  • Lauren Smith Vendor Coordinator
  • Joe Kennedy Irish Influence Coordinaotr
  • Brian Wingard Gate Logistics & EventBrite Coordinator
  • Lynn Luc Volunteer Coordinator
  • Elaina Granger Social Media Coordinator
  • Kelly Anderson Marketing & Sponsorship Assistant
  • Heather Turner Rcycling Coordinator
Join Us!

St. Pat’s in Five Points would not be possible without the help of volunteers! Non-profit and charitable organizations from all over the Midlands provide over 500 volunteers to work varying tasks throughout the day to help bring the festival to life. From the early morning hours of our race to the very last note played by our headliner, we depend on the passion, commitment, and support of community members to help us provide a fun, safe, and amazing festival experience for the public.

Are you a part of a non-profit or charitable organization that wants to volunteer at St. Pat's in Five Points? Apply today by sending this application to Tyler Moser before February 1st, 2018.

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Street Teams are a group of volunteers who spread the word about St. Pat's in Five Points in exchange for free admittance to the festival. If you are interested enjoining the street team please use the link to apply. Questions? E-mail Amy Beth Franks at

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Food Vendors

St. Pat's in Five Points has five distinct food court areas: one for each stage, plus a food truck rodeo located in the old Exxon parking lot. All food vendors are by invitation only, and we like to keep it local – South Carolina vendors only, please.

If you have questions or would like more information about becoming a food vendor, please contact Lauren Smith at

Arts & Crafts Vendors

Want to sell your unique and one-of-a-kind goods? We would love to have you! Space is limited, so submit your application today! Please note that vendor placement is chosen by committee, and submitting an application does not guarantee you a spot at the festival.

If you have questions or would like more information about being an arts & crafts vendor, please contact Lauren Smith at

Download Arts & Crafts Vendor Application
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.


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

Day of Event
  • Single Admission
  • 5 Stages for Sham'rocking
  • Interactive Basketball Fan Fest
  • Awesome Irish Fun
  • Kids 12 and under get in FREE!
General Admission
  • Black Friday Sale! Save $13
  • 5 Stages for Sham'rocking
  • Interactive Basketball Fan Fest
  • Awesome Irish Fun
  • Kids 12 and under get in FREE!
Available Now!
Saluda's VIP Experience
  • Details Soon!
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St. Pat's FAQs

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What is the Exit and Re-Entry Policy?

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.

Stay Informed. Stay Connected. Stay Comfortable.

The Cube is the festival's 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. The Cube is also stocked with basic first-aid provisions including fruit, water, juice, Band-Aids, and diapers.

Parking in surrounding neighborhoods is prohibited.

Festival patrons are encouraged to use alternative methods of traveling to and from the festival.

Handicapped Parking

Any festival patron with a sanctioned handicap decal may park in the Wells Fargo parking lot (at Saluda Avenue and Blossom Street).

2018 Barricade Maps

Download barricade placement maps for the areas in and around the St. Pat's in Five Points festival.

Main Event Map
Parade Route Map
University Area Map
Wheeler Hill Area Map

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:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Illegal substances
  • Backpacks of any kind
  • No food or beverage of any kind
  • Alcohol (beer will be sold at the festival)
  • Containers or coolers of any kind
  • Skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles (except people with mobility limitations)
  • Bicycles inside festival grounds
  • Fireworks and explosives
  • Instruments and laser pointers
  • Umbrellas
  • Picnic baskets
  • Lawn furniture or chairs of any kind
  • Pets (except service dogs)
  • No illegal vending is permitted – no unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed

St. Pat's 2018 Sponsors

Does your company want to sponsor St. Pat's in Five Points? Contact Amy Beth Franks for more info!

Get Here

  • Five Points Columbia, 29205
  • (803) 748-7373
  • March 16, 2019