Experience It All

The next best thing to being Irish? Being here.

On Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. there will be magic in the air on Devine Street in Columbia, South Carolina where one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Festivals will begin its second event of the day, the St. Pat’s Parade.

The St. Pat’s Parade will assemble at Dreher High School and travel the Musical Mile down Devine Street into Five Points offering several blocks of public viewing. After entering Five Points, the parade will wind its way down Devine Street and up Saluda Avenue, returning to Harden Street at the Five Points Fountain and concluding near Food Lion.

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 Silvia Butler at sbbutler@bellsouth.net for additional information. Applications for parade units are being accepted until March 1, 2017.

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Past Grand Marshals:
  • 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)
  • 2003 – 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 (a $20 value). 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!

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Starting Times
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017
  • 15K & 10K start at 7:30 a.m.
  • 5K starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • 1-Mile Family Fun Run starts at 8:15 a.m.
5K & Family Fun Run Map   10K Map   15K Map

Come One, Come All!

Rides! Games! Educational Fun!

Celebrating all things green and Gaelic with your wee ones? Your little leprechauns are sure to think they’ve found the end of the rainbow in this fun-filled area with rides, games, kid-approved entertainment, tasty treats, a petting zoo, magic shows, karaoke, and face painting. Parents are likely to think they’ve found the end of the rainbow here as well! Silly adults… St. Pat’s is for kids! Entry to the park is free, however, rides and activities do require tickets which can be purchased on site.

Enjoy tasty treats from:

  • Karen’s Mobile Kitchen
  • J’s on Wheels
  • Pearls Wings and Things
  • Tru Italian Ice
  • Carolina Quench
  • The Louisiana Connection
  • Dippin Dogs
Park Layout   Stage Times

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park
  • **Please remember, since entry to this area of the festival is free, we encourage you to enjoy it before entering the festival gates as the festival is no re-entry.
Join the Dance Craze That Hits the Mute Button!

Grab your neon green and head to 800 block of Harden Street (by the College Street stage) for a little something special – the Silent Disco! Each person grabs a headset and gets to rock out all afternoon to these awesome DJs.

  • Bois Obscur
  • Dylan Deekay
  • Guy L
  • Jade Frost
  • LUCiD
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! Get your pre-sale tickets at the following locations!

Cycle Center – 1001 Harden Street

Green’s Beverages – 400 Assembly Street

Papa Jazz Record Shoppe – 2014 Greene Street

Pita Pit – 2002-A Greene Street

Village Idiot Pizza – 2009 Devine Street

Yesterday’s – 2030 Devine Street

Day of Event
  • Single Admission
  • $10 Cab Ride Credit
  • 5 Stages, 25 Bands
  • Awesome Irish Fun

Festival Pre-Sale Ticket
  • Single Admission
  • $10 Cab Ride Credit
  • 5 Stages, 25 Bands
  • Awesome Irish Fun

Saluda's VIP Experience
  • Single Admission
  • Open Bar & Food
  • Premier Saluda's Balcony Viewing
  • Clean Restrooms
  • From 12pm - 7pm








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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.

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).

Park and Ride for Free – Shuttle transportation to the festival gate

Shuttles will run every 20 minutes to and from the festival.

Memorial Stadium (Rosewood) 8:00am - 8:00pm
Lincoln Garage (across from CPD HQ) 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fairgrounds RV Parking 8:00am - 8:00pm

It Doesn’t Take Luck to Get Home After the Festival

The Five Points Foundation will pay the first $10 of your cab ride home or to a hotel in any Checker Yellow Cab (official transportation sponsor of the festival).

2017 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

Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and located on Greene Street at the fountain, the Comfort Zone is the festival’s information booth and is stocked with basic first-aid provisions including fruit, water, juice, Band-Aids and diapers. Chairs are also provided for anyone who needs to rest from all the Gaelic good times.

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 2017. These hotels can provide you an elevated experience sure to not disappoint! Click below to visit their sites!

Stay Informed. Stay Connected. 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.

St. Pat's Sponsors

Special thanks to all of our 2017 sponsors!

Get Here

  • Five Points Columbia, 29205
  • info@fivepointscolumbia.com
  • (803) 748-7373
  • March 18, 2017