The next best thing to being Irish? Being here.
Five Points is a one of a kind district without an anchor store and 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.
Over 35 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 the community and the privilege to give back to the community donating an average of $40,000 each year to charities of the Midlands.
Each year we invite the community to be part of the kickoff excitement for St. Pat's in Five Points! The Official Kickoff initiates a week of specials within the Five Points village, welcomes the arrival of spring, and puts us in the festival spirit. And there's nothing that puts us in the festival spirit more than turning everyone's favorite fountain green!
Help us transform the fountain and launch the celebration of all things green & Gaelic as we eagerly await the festivities of St. Pat's!
Friday, March 13, 2020
More information coming soon!
St. Pat's in Five Points would not be possible without the help of our volunteers! From the early morning hours of Get to the Green, to the very last note played by our headliner, hundreds of volunteers from non-profits & charitable organizations in the Midlands bring this festival to life!
A look into the group making it all happen!
A huge thank you to all the members of our St. Pat's in Five Points committee!
Skip Anderson, Access and Controls Coordinator | Steve Cook, Five Points Association Board, President | Bruce Crouch, Production Manager | Jared Evans, Veterans Coordinator | Trae Judy, Entertainment Coordinator | Joe Kennedy, Irish Influence Coordinator | Jaime Lomas, Get to the Green Coordinator | Don McCallister, Five Points Association Board | Kim Mitchell, Pot O' Gold and Parade Coordinator | Lt. Eric Murphy, Columbia Police Department Event Coordinator | Lee Porter, Veterans Coordinator | Heather Turner, Recycling Coordinator
It is because of the support and generosity of our corporate leaders and sponsors that St. Pat's in Five Points is able to provide such a multifaceted event for the community. The partnerships and relationships formed strengthen the St. Pat's and Five Points ties to the community. We cannot thank our sponsors enough! If you or your company would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participate in the infamous St. Pat's Parade. Click here for more information and to download the Parade Application.
St. Pat's in Five Points would not be possible without the help of our volunteers! From the early morning hours of Get to the Green, to the very last note played by our headliner, hundreds of volunteers from non-profits and charitable organizations in the Midlands bring this festival to life!If you are part of a non-profit organization and would like to find out more about volunteering, email email@example.com.
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 a craft vendor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email email@example.com.
Get to the Green 5K, 10K and 1-mile Family Fun Run – A great start to the day of celebration AND FREE entry into the festival! Click here for more information.
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!