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Hotel Trundle - 2019 Accommodation Partner

At the intersection of kindness and comfort, you’ll find the exquisite Hotel Trundle, a quintessentially Columbia retreat thanks to the support of our incredible local artists, craftspeople, and business owners combined with the perfect location centered in the heart of the Main Street District. Wrapped in color, creativity, and charm, our 41-room jewel resides inside of three historic buildings combined into one – the first of its kind in all of Downtown Columbia. They have rewritten the rules of Southern Hospitality with a unique blend of curated guest experiences and services, good old fashion thoughtfulness, and an eclectic, 20s-era Art Deco style.

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Getting here in 2019... park your car & ride our shuttles for FREE!

We’ve partnered with our friends at The Comet to run free shuttles from our satellite parking locations to the festival gates from 8am - 9pm
. Look for the Soda Cap Connector bus!

Satellite parking & shuttle pick-up locations:

  • Taylor Street Garage (Taylor at Assembly Street)
  • Fairgrounds RV Parking

All The COMET or Soda Cap Connector bus stops along the route which includes:

  • Assembly & Blanding
  • Hampton & Main
  • Sumter & Gervais
  • Gervais & Bull
  • Gervais & Pickens
  • Pendleton & Pickens
  • Blossom & Barnwell
  • Assembly & Blossom
  • Assembly & RR Tracks
  • Assembly & Flora
  • Assembly & Ferguson
  • George & Rosewood
Download Soda Cap Connector Map

Pro Tips:

Parking in the neighborhoods is for residents ONLY! Help us be respectful of our surrounding neighborhoods and use our satellite parking lots + shuttles.

Food, beverages, backpacks, coolers, and containers are NOT allowed on shuttles, so leave those in your cars please!

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

Take a free cab!
 Official transportation sponsor Checker Yellow Cab 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

Pro Tips:

If you are planning to take an Uber, Lyft or non-Checker Yellow Cab to leave the festival, the only place you can get picked up from is at Blossom and Heidt (down from the admission gate at BB&T).  The only transportation that access to the gates are Checker Yellow Cabs and official festival shuttles.

Checker Yellow Cab rides are free up to $10, but only to a home or hotel.

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
  • Lauren Smith Vendor Coordinator
  • Joe Kennedy Irish Influence Coordinator
  • Brian Wingard Gate Logistics & EventBrite Coordinator
  • Kelly Anderson Marketing Coordinator & Logistics Support
  • Anne Spencer Alexander Pot O' Gold Playland Coordinator
  • Tyler Moser Volunteer Coordinator
  • Heather Turner Recycling Coordinator
  • Jared Evans Veteran Coordinator
  • Hope Roberts Festival Support
  • Rachel Melton Intern
  • Noah Weathersby Intern
  • Addison Craver Intern
Sponsored by Wells Fargo

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, 2019.

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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
Share your moment with us! Tag your Instagram photos with #StPatsinFivePoints and get our shamrocks in your feed at  StPatsinFivePoints.


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
  • Buy Early, Save $5!
  • 5 Stages for Sham'rocking
  • Interactive Basketball Fan Fest
  • Awesome Irish Fun
  • Kids 12 and under get in FREE!
St. Pat's VIP
  • 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

Not long now until the 38th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points!

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St. Pat's FAQs

Cheers the answers you were looking for.

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.

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.

Yes! You can enjoy our parade which has viewing inside as well as outside our festival footprint. We also have a brand new Pot O' Gold Playland location conveniently located INSIDE our festival with face painting, balloon art, childrens' entertainment, games, and FREE amusements. Remember, children 12 and under have free admission to the festival and must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Presented by Rent Haven

The Cube is the festival's information hub with programs, festival swag, ATMs, ID check, and 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!

Not for the 2019 festival but we will be enforcing clear bag standards as of the 2020 festival.

We have two satellite parking locations with free shuttle service provided by the Comet to and from the festival. Parking locations are the RV lot at the State Fairgrounds and the parking garage at Talor and Sumter Streets. We also provide free Checker Yellow cab rides to a home or hotel. Cab stands are conveniently located outside two of our main gates. REMEMBER: parking in the neighborhoods is prohibited.

Yes, there are designated areas for pickup and dropoff. Please reference the program for gate locations.

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

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 2019 Sponsors

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

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