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THE HISTORY

– MORE THAN 40 YEARS AGO –

Two men sat down in a booth at Yesterday’s Restaurant & Tavern in Five Points and devised a plan to increase the visibility of Five Points’ businesses on St. Patrick’s Day when most people were leaving town for Savannah, Georgia.  The annual St. Pat’s in Five Points emerged, forming a family-fun festival benefiting children’s charities in the Midlands.

St. Pat’s welcomes nearly 40,000 attendees each year and has a $6 million economic impact on the City of Columbia.  The net proceeds enable the Five Points Association to continue beautification projects, events and marketing for district and the privilege to give back to the community donating an average of $40,000 each year to charities of the Midlands.

45

  THOUSAND

  Spirited attendees
  from kids to adults

6

MILLION+
DOLLARS

Economic Impact
on the
City of Columbia

40

THOUSAND
DOLLARS

to Midlands charities
each year

– SINCE 1915 – 

Five Points is a one of a kind district home to the highest density of locally owned businesses. Included on the National Register of Historic Places, the retail, service and entertainment village got its start in 1915 and remains an iconic neighborhood in Columbia and beyond. With over 100 years of history and pockets of unique retailers and restaurants peppered throughout, Columbia’s Five Points is truly an eclectic village neighborhood that begs to be explored.