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FIND THE FIVE POINTS POT O' GOLD!

Celebrate all things green and Gaelic with your wee ones inside festival gates, at the 800 block of Harden Street – a distinct region of the festival catered to families! This expanded area, offers a dedicated zone equipped with enhanced features, added attractions and fun for the entire family!



Kid Climbs

800 Block of Harden Street

9:00AM – 6:00PM

Special appearances before noon

Interactive activities, games, entertainment & more!

Before taking your little leprechauns home, make sure to get your Pot O' Gold Pass! New this year, families can experience the festivities together, while allowing the adults one-time reentry to return and resume the day enjoying offerings from local vendors, Five Points merchants, and of course, a full entertainment lineup!
Only available to parents/guardians. Each parent/guardian must have their wristband put on in Pot O' Gold by our volunteers. No wristbands will be handed to patrons.



St. Pat's Parade presented by Capital Waste Services.

The St. Pat's Parade will assemble at Dreher High School and at 10am will travel the Musical Mile making its way into Five Points where the fun begins!

Gates open at 9am, so don't miss your chance to grab your viewing spot inside the festival, for a show you won't want to miss!

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 Kim Mitchell for additional information, Kim.Mitchell@columbiasc.gov

Applications for parade units are being accepted until March 6, 2020

Download Application

Grand Marshals:
  • 2020 – Will Brennan, Disctrict 3 City Council
  • 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 21, 2020 Register Here

Coming Soon!
Band of Horses
Band of Horses
SHAED
SHAED
Rodney Atkins
Rodney Atkins
CANNAN SMITH | THE NUDE PARTY | BIG SOMETHING
BRISTON MARONEY | VILLANOVA | SADLER VADEN (OF THE 400 UNIT)
MO LOWDA & THE HUMBLE | STOP LIGHT OBSERVATIONS
THE VEGABONDS | STAGBRIAR | LITTLE STRANGER | THE RAMBLERS
KENNY GEORGE BAND | HALEY MAE CAMPBELL | DADDY'S BEEMER
WHITEHALL | ASHLEY WRIGHT & THE VANCE GAP RAMBLERS
DYLAN DEEKAY & FRIENDS | THE SODA CITY BRASS BAND
WHISKEY RUN | DARBY WILCOX | MUSTACHE BROS
AND YOUR OFFICIAL FESTIVAL HOST – FATRAT DA CZAR

St. Pat's 2020 Sponsors

It is because of the support & generosity of our corporate leaders & sponsors that St. Pat's in Five Points is able to provide such a multifaceted event for the community.
Our 2020 St. Pat's in Five Points Sponsors, thank you for your partnership!
If you or your company would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please email Kelsey Hennighan for more info!