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Five Points to Host Fourth Concert of 19th Season

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the fourth concert of this season’s Five After Five, a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain. Throughout the 19th season of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy five evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, on the first S…

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Five After Five: July Concert Details

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the fourth concert of this season’s Five After Five, a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain. Throughout the 19th season of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy five evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, on the first S…

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Five Points to Host Third Concert of 19th Season

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the third concert of this season’s Five After Five, a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain. Throughout the 19th season of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy five evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, on the first S…

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Five After Five: June Concert Details

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the third concert of this season’s Five After Five, a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain. Throughout the 19th season of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy five evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, on the first S…

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Five After Five to Host Second Concert of 19th Season

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the second concert of this season’s Five After Five, a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain. Throughout the 19th season of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy five evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, on the first S…

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A Statement from the Five Points Association: Rise Bakeshop

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Five Points Association applauds Rise Bakeshop for their tremendous growth over the last year, and their need for additional space. While we're sad to lose a member of our Five Points family, we are proud of such an increase in popularity and celebrate owner Sarah Simmons for recognizing their need to accommodate a growing demand. We are thankful to have been a part…

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A Statement from the Five Points Association

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Five Points Association is disheartened to hear the news of long-time Five Points merchant, Harper's Restaurant, closing its doors. They were an active member of the Association and a beloved business in our village. Every district goes through change and not unlike the rest of downtown Columbia, Five Points is experiencing tremendous growth. We are excited and…

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Five After Five: May Concert Details

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the second concert of this season’s Five After Five, a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain. Throughout the 19th season of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy five evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, on the first S…

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Five Points Foundation Donates $47,750 to Local Non-Profits and Charities

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Five Points Foundation awarded $47,750 to over 30 charities and non-profit organizations in the Midlands from revenue generated from the 35th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points. The St. Pat’s Committee is proud to share that this year’s festival saw great success, welcoming approximately 47,400 patrons into Columbia’s oldest entertainment distric…

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Statement: Incident on 3.19.2017 in Five Points

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Five Points community is shocked by the video of the cruel act that occurred outside Carolina Pour House on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Our thoughts are with the victim and his family, and we are hopeful for a speedy recovery and his swift return to the University of South Carolina. Carolina Pour House is not a member of the Five Points Association.

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Five After Five Kicks Off 19th Season

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Five Points Association is welcoming the return of spring with the announcement of the 19th annual Five After Five, a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain. Patrons can expect to enjoy five evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, on the first Sunday of each month, through…

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Five Points Foundation Wraps Up 35th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Five Points welcomed approximately 47,400 people to their perennial St. Pat’s in Five Points celebration. An event breakdown is below: Get to the Green 15K, 10K, 5K and 1-mile Family Fun Run had 2,401 participants. This year’s race featured a new 15K, in honor of its 15th anniversary. The race started at Maxcy Gregg Park and ended on Devine Str…

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St. Pat’s in Five Points Kicks Off with Dye and Dancing

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This Friday, March 3rd, from 5:30pm until 6:30pm, the Fountain Division of W.P. Law and the Five Points community will welcome the green and Gaelic season with a free event for people of all ages at the Five Points fountain (at the intersection of Harden and Greene Streets). Annually, hundreds of little leprechauns and their much taller chaperons participate in the…

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St. Pat’s in Five Points Now Offering In-Store Pre-Sale Tickets

Monday, February 20, 2017

Starting on Monday, February 20th, pre-sale outlets for St. Pat’s in Five Points, one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the southeast, go live. In addition to online sales, which have been live since November, six stores are armed with hundreds of tickets to save interested festival goers time and money. Pre-sale tickets are $15 at the following outlets: Cyc…

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St. Pat’s Saluda’s VIP Experience at the 35th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points

Monday, February 6, 2017

On Saturday, March 18th, the St. Pat’s in Five Points festival will offer more than music, good eats, and green beer. This year’s festival will feature an exclusive VIP experience at the “St. Pat’s Saluda’s VIP.” The St. Pat’s planning committee invites those interested to purchase their tickets now for $95 at the event’s website. Tickets are limited, so guests are encouraged to p…

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35th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points Line-Up

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

As announced on Tuesday, January 31st, the St. Pat’s in Five Points line-up for this year is as follows: St. Paul & The Broken Bones Michael Ray Superchunk Drivin’ N Cryin’ All Get Out VillaNova Moose Kick The Social Animals Los Colognes The Mobros Lauren Hall The High Divers See Water The Travelin’ Kine Tuatha Dea The Boomtown Waifs The Post-Timey String Band Little Bird Ma…

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Five Points and Devine Street Team up for New Winter Sidewalk Sale

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Devine Street and Five Points merchants are teaming up again to offer a brand new event. The inaugural Winter Sidewalk Sale will take place this Friday, January 27th to Sunday, January 29th. Patrons can expect to enjoy markdowns and other great specials at participating merchants. Devine Street sales include: • Best Mattress – 25% off and 24 months no interest • Bohem…

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35th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points: Line-Up Announcement Party

Monday, January 23, 2017

On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, the St. Pat’s in Five Points Planning Committee invites the community to Delaney’s Music Pub for the reveal of this year’s music line-up, festival highlights, and changes. Featuring true Irish-themed entertainment to include the Rince N’ah Eireann dancers, bagpipers, and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, the party will also feature St. Pat’s s…

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Five Points Association Year in Review: 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, the Five Points Association takes this opportunity to reflect back on the many accomplishments they were able to achieve. Under the direction of the 13-person Board of Directors, and with the immense support of the City of Columbia, Richland County and the approximate 140 merchants, the staff of Columbia’s original village neighborhood briefly r…

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St. Pat’s Committee Announces 2017 Get to the Green Race Details

Friday, December 9, 2016

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the St. Pat’s in Five Points festival will offer more than music, good eats, and green beer. This year’s festival will feature several exciting changes to the long-standing Get to the Green road race, the largest in the Midlands, which is celebrating its 15th year. 2017 Get to the Green highlights: • NEW! 15K, in honor of the race’s 15th anniver…

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St. Pat’s Committee Releases VIP Experience Tickets for 2017 Festival

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the St. Pat’s in Five Points festival will offer more than music, good eats, and green beer. This year’s festival will feature an exclusive VIP experience at Saluda’s Restaurant. The St. Pat’s planning committee invites those interested to purchase their tickets now at the event’s website. Tickets are limited, so guests are encouraged to purchase …

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Five Points Celebrates the Holidays at the 4th Annual A Starry Night

Monday, November 28, 2016

Join us this Thursday, December 1st, from 4pm – 8pm as Five Points celebrates the season at the annual holiday event, A Starry Night. Patrons can stroll through all of their favorite Five Points stores to enjoy sales and specials during a night full of holiday cheer. From home goods, jewelry, and clothing to baked goods and wine, the Five Points merchants have everything p…

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St. Pat’s Committee Releases Tickets for 2017 Festival

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

St. Pat’s in Five Points, the Midlands’ largest festival, will be launching ticket sales for the 2017 festival this Friday, November 25, 2016. The Planning Committee is opening up an unlimited number of tickets Black Friday through Cyber Monday at a reduced price point of $12 (regularly $15 advance pre-sale). To purchase discounted tickets, no code is required and the web…

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Five Points to Participate in Small Business Saturday

Thursday, November 17, 2016

On Saturday, November 26, 2016, the Five Points Association will be taking part in Small Business Saturday, the nationwide event celebrating small business. In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need – getting more customers. The single day has grown into a powerful movement and Five Points will be p…

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Five Points Association Presents: The Tribute to Colonel Jack Van Loan, in Centennial Plaza

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Five Points, Columbia’s original village neighborhood, has begun its next 100 years with the continuation of Centennial projects and beautification efforts in 2016. The Five Points Association and its gracious partners within the community have collaborated on the construction of Five Points’ Centennial Plaza, located at the intersection of Blossom Street, Congaree and San…

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Five Points Association Presents 29th Annual Chili Cook-Off in Five Points

Monday, November 7, 2016

This Saturday, November 12, 2016, the Five Points Association (FPA) will be hosting the 29th Annual Chili Cook-Off in Five Points. Patrons will have the chance to watch teams battle it out to see who has the best chili in Columbia. The Chili Cook-Off will be from noon to 6pm at the intersection of Greene Street and Pavilion Avenue and is free to the public. Starting at…

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Five Points to Host Final Five After Five Concert of 18th Season

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the final concert of this season’s Five After Five – a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points. Throughout the 18th season of this free event, patrons have enjoyed full evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, and continuing on the fourth Thursday of …

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Five Points Announces 2017 Festival Date and Highlights

Monday, October 17, 2016

For over 30 years each spring, the Five Points district has welcomed thousands of patrons to celebrate all things green and Gaelic at the Midlands’ largest festival, St. Pat’s in Five Points. Having experienced the largest attendance numbers on record in 2016 with 44,000 attendees, the Five Points Foundation and the St. Pat’s in Five Points Planning Committee have begun plann…

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Five Points Businesses Hours of Operation

Saturday, October 8, 2016

As a result of Hurricane Matthew, many Five Points businesses will be closed today and have altered hours of operation for tomorrow. Please note the following changes: Businesses CLOSED on Saturday, October 8, 2016: 2G’s Clothing Baan Sawan Bohemian Bombshell Beauty Studio Drip El Burrito Elite Framing Papa Jazz Petal Revente Sid & Nancy Soda City Mattress Steel G…

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Five Points’ JerryFest Welcomes Record Crowd

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

On Sunday, October 2, 2016, the Five Points Association hosted JerryFest, a celebration of the life and art of Jerry Garcia. The event welcomed just under 1,000 people from 16 different zip codes to the Five Points fountain, record numbers for the event’s three year history. Patrons spent the afternoon enjoying live music from five local bands, three local food vendors a…

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Five Points Association to Host Neighborhood-Wide Trick-or-Treating

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

On Monday, October 31st, the Five Points Association merchants will be keeping their doors open late and giving out more treats than tricks to people as they come down in their Halloween costumes. Patrons are also encouraged to take advantages of sales and specials throughout the neighborhood. A list of participating merchants and specials will be available on our website…

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JerryFest in Five Points: A Celebration of the Life and Art of Jerry Garcia

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

For over a decade, local musicians have organized JerryFest to commemorate rock guitarist and music industry icon, Jerry Garcia. The Five Points Association, in conjunction with alternative clothing store Loose Lucy’s, will be hosting this year’s JerryFest. JerryFest is a free and family friendly outdoor concert to celebrate the life and art of Jerry Garcia. Garcia was bes…

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Five Points Continues Centennial Efforts in 2016 with Groundbreaking of Centennial Plaza

Friday, September 16, 2016

Five Points, Columbia’s original village neighborhood, has begun its next 100 years with the continuation of Centennial projects and beautification efforts in 2016. The Five Points Association and its gracious partners within the community have collaborated on the construction of Five Points’ Centennial Plaza, located at the intersection of Blossom Street, Congaree and San…

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Five Points to Host Sixth Concert of 18th Season

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the sixth concert of this season’s Five After Five – a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points. Throughout the 18th season of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy seven evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, and continuing on the fourth Thu…

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8th Annual Long’s Bar Stool Classic in Five Points

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Five Points Association and the Babcock Center Foundation will be hosting the 8th Annual Long’s Bar Stool Classic throughout Five Points bars and restaurants, starting at 5pm on August 26th, 2016. The Long’s Bar Stool Classic is an 8 hole putt-putt bar crawl with proceeds benefiting the Babcock Center Foundation. The Long’s Bar Stool Classic is a self-guided tour and golfe…

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Five Points to Host Fifth Concert of 18th Season

Thursday, August 18, 2016

– The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the fifth concert of this season’s Five After Five – a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points. Throughout the 18th season of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy seven evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, and continuing on the fourth Thurs…

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Shop Local this Tax Free Weekend - August 5th-7th

Monday, August 1, 2016

Devine Street and Five Points merchants are teaming up for their annual Summer Sidewalk Sale from August 5th – 7th. From 10am - 6pm each day, enjoy markdowns up to 90% off, plus other great specials, at participating merchants. On Saturday, August 6th patrons will have the opportunity to ride a free trolley throughout Devine Street and Five Points – with several con…

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Five Points to Host Fourth Concert in 18th Season

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the fourth concert of this season’s Five After Five – a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points. Throughout the 18th season of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy seven evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, and continuing on the fourth Thu…

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Five Points to Host Third Concert of 18th Season

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the third concert of this season’s Five After Five – a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points. Throughout the 18th season of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy seven evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, and continuing on the fourth Thu…

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Five Points and Fit Columbia Celebrate Women in Fitness

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Five Points Association, Fit Columbia, and The Columbia Star have teamed up to celebrate women in fitness on Thursday, June 30th. Owner Angela Sellers and her team of personal trainers strive to recognize local business women by bringing them together at a reception honoring their efforts to make Columbia healthier and stronger. One of the women being recognized is a…

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Five Points to Host Second Concert of 18th Season

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the second concert of this season’s Five After Five – a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points. Throughout the 18th season of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy seven evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, and continuing on the fourth Thu…

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Five After Five Kicks Off 18th Season Thursday, Featuring Prince Tribute

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Five Points Association is welcoming the return of spring with the announcement of the 18th Annual Five After Five, a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain. Patrons can expect to enjoy seven evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, and continuing on the fourth Thursday of each…

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Five Points Pays Tribute to Prince

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Five Points Association, OnPoint Media and the City of Columbia have teamed in remembrance of fallen music legend, Prince. They will be honoring the late musician by dyeing the Five Points fountain purple, and having headliner Terence Young and Finesse pay tribute during next week's Five After Five kick-off concert. More details will follow next week.

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Five Points & Devine Street Team Up With Children’s Trust of SC to Promote Child Abuse Awareness

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Five Points Association and the Devine Street Association have teamed up with Children’s Trust of South Carolina to place hundreds of blue pinwheels in their districts to promote awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Held every April, Child Abuse Prevention Month is nationally designated to acknowledge the importance of communities working together, and the s…

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Five Points Foundation Donates $54,500 to Local Non-Profits and Charities

Monday, April 4, 2016

On Monday, April 4, 2016, the Five Points Foundation awarded $54,500 to over 30 charities and non-profit organizations in the Midlands from revenue generated from the 34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points. The St. Pat’s Committee is proud to share that this year’s festival saw great success, welcoming just under 44,000 patrons into Columbia’s oldest entertainment district to cele…

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Five Points and the Autism Academy of South Carolina Celebrate National Autism Awareness Month

Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Five Points Association and the Autism Academy of South Carolina have teamed up again to honor autism awareness. For the third year, friends and family of the Five Points community, as well as staff, students, and friends of the Autism Academy will come together to dye the Five Points Fountain blue. Dying the fountain blue helps not only to raise awareness and “shine a…

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Five After Five Returns for its 18th Season

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Five Points Association is thrilled to announce the return of the Five After Five spring concert series. The 2016 season brings both classic elements of the series, as well as new features that everyone will enjoy. This year, patrons can enjoy great local music and fun times starting in April, and continuing on the fourth Thursday of each month until October. Five…

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Five Points Foundation Wraps Up 34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points

Monday, March 21, 2016

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, Five Points welcomed just under 44,000 people to their perennial St. Pat’s in Five Points celebration. An event breakdown is below: • Get to the Green 10K, 5K and 1-mile Family Fun Run had 2,407 participants. The race started at Maxcy Gregg Park and ended on Devine Street. The race ceremonies were hosted at the Martin Luther King Park. • St. …

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Five Points Hosts Travels with Darley Viewing Party

Monday, February 22, 2016

This summer, the Five Points Association had the incredible opportunity to partner with SCE TV, Discover SC, and the Columbia Visitor's Bureau to film an international travel show called Travels with Darley. Host Darley Newman came to Columbia to film part of an episode dedicated to her home state of South Carolina, and spent an entire day in our Five Points neighborhood…

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St. Pat's in Five Points Kicks Off With Dye and Dancing

Monday, February 22, 2016

On Friday, March 4, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, the Fountain Division of W.P. Law, Inc. and the Five Points community will welcome the green and Gaelic season with a free event for people of all ages at the fountain (intersection of Harden and Greene Streets). Annually, hundreds of little leprechauns and their much taller chaperons participate in the Kick-Off to St.…

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St. Pat's in Five Points Now Offering In Store Ticket Sales

Monday, February 15, 2016

Starting on Monday, February 15, patrons can find tickets for sale to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the southeast. In addition to online sales, which have been live since November, six stores are armed with hundreds of tickets to save interested festival goers time and money. Pre-sale tickets are $15 (cash only) at the following outlets: CJ’s – 749 S…

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Saluda’s VIP Experience at the 34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points

Monday, February 1, 2016

On Saturday, March 19, St. Pat’s in Five Points festival will offer more than music, good eats, and green beer. This year’s festival will feature an exclusive VIP experience at the “St. Pat’s Saluda’s VIP.” The St. Pat’s planning committee invites those interested to purchase their tickets now for $95 at the event’s website. Tickets are limited, so guests are encouraged to purchase the…

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9th Annual Battle for St. Pat's

Thursday, January 28, 2016

St. Pat’s in Five Points is currently accepting submissions for the 9th Annual Battle for St. Pat’s, where bands will battle it out for a spot to perform on stage at the 34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points, on March 19th, 2016. SUBMISSIONS Submissions are to be sent as an electronic press kit consisting of the following: Band biography Picture Contact information Three…

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34th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points - Line-Up

Friday, January 22, 2016

As announced on Thursday, January 21, the St. Pat’s in Five Points line-up for this year is as follows: Drive By Truckers Shovels & Rope Old Dominion The Front Bottoms The Movement SUSTO Atlas Road Crew Villanova Brave Baby Isabelle’s Gift Color Blind The Rival Brothers Tyler Boone Kimberly Henderson The Harsh Truth Thin Lips Magic Mike (Street Magician) Upcoming Eve…

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34th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points - Line-Up Announcement Party

Thursday, January 14, 2016

On Thursday, January 21, 2016, the St. Pat’s in Five Points Planning Committee invites the community to Delaney’s Music Pub for the reveal of this year’s music line-up, festival highlights, and changes. The event will feature true Irish-themed entertainment to include the Rince N’ah Eireann dancers, bagpipers, and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians. What: St. Pat’s in Five Poin…

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34th Annual St Pat's Line-Up Announcement Party

Thursday, January 14, 2016

On Thursday, January 21, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., the St. Pat’s Planning Committee invites the community to Delaney’s Music Pub & Eatery for the announcement of this year’s music line-up, festival highlights and changes. Featuring true Irish-themed entertainment with Rince N’ah Eireann dancers, bagpipers and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, the party will also fe…

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Five Points Featured on International Travel Show

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Five Points Association was approached this summer with an incredible opportunity. Amy Beth was asked to do an episode of a travel show called "Travels with Darley" - a series on AOL, MSN Travel, Amazon, Huff Post, Budget Travel and is even debuting on PBS and international networks around the world. The show was targeted to go to Columbia and they chose…

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Annual Holiday Party

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Five Points celebrated the holidays this month with our annual holiday party, held at Saluda's Restaurant, on Sunday, December 6th. The entire neighborhood along with their staff, friends, and family were invited, providing a wonderful time and a wonderful group of people present. Among the celebrations that evening was the annual presentation of the Five Points…

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Shop, Stroll, and Sip at A Starry Night Holiday Celebration

Monday, November 23, 2015

As its Centennial year comes to a close, Five Points – Columbia’s original village neighborhood – will celebrate with special edition of its annual free holiday event, A Starry Night, on Thursday, December 3, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests can stroll through all of their favorite Five Points stores to enjoy sales, specials, nibbles and sips during an evening full of holiday cheer…

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The Art of Real Estate Features Five Points

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Art of Real Estate - a local real estate company - has been making fun and informative videos of different areas throughout Columbia for years. They just released a heartwarming piece on Five Points, stating that "Five Points has transformed into one of Columbia’s busiest and most charming, pedestrian friendly, commercial neighborhoods." Our beloved n…

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29th Annual Chili Cook-Off Cancelled

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Five Points Association Board of Directors, and Group Therapy, have elected to cancel this year’s Chili Cook-Off in Five Points, originally planned for Saturday, November 7, 2015. The event was slated to take place in Martin Luther King Memorial Park, which suffered serious damage as a result of recent flooding and has been closed by the City of Columbia Parks and R…

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Five Points Highlighted by Popular Online Writer

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

In a popular online travel guide called the 24 Hour City Guide, a feature of online magazine Design Sponge, writer Anne Postic recently covered her day to day routine in Columbia, SC, highlighting many Five Points businesses as some of her favorite spots to eat and shop. The full article can be found here.

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Celebrating the Life and Art of Jerry Garcia

Monday, September 28, 2015

For over a decade, local musicians have organized JerryFest to commemorate rock guitarist and music industry icon, Jerry Garcia. This year’s concert marks the 30th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s concert in Columbia (October 31, 1985), the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary as a band, and the 100th anniversary of Five Points as Columbia’s original neighborhood village. The Fiv…

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Paint 5 Points Honors 100 Years of Five Points Through Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, Five Points is hosting Paint 5 Points -- a public art-making series in the historic village neighborhood -- throughout Fall 2015. Several of the Midlands’ most esteemed, established artists have been commissioned to create works of art during live, outdoor painting sessions, or in some cases give public demonstrations, with F…

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17th Season of Five After Five - Final Concert

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to its final concert of this season’s Five After Five – a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points. This season has delivered both classic elements of the series, as well as exciting new changes that everyone can enjoy. Patrons can expect to enjoy one last evening of great local music, bre…

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7th Annual Long's Bar Stool Classic

Friday, August 7, 2015

The Five Points Association and the Babcock Center Foundation will be hosting the 7th Annual Long’s Bar Stool Classic throughout Five Points bars and restaurants, starting at 5:30 p.m. on August 28th, 2015. The Long’s Bar Stool Classic is a ten hole putt-putt bar crawl with proceeds benefiting the Babcock Center Foundation. The Long’s Bar Stool Classic is a self-guided tour …

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Merchants Team Up for Summer Sidewalk Sale

Friday, July 24, 2015

Devine Street and Five Points merchants are teaming up August 7th – 9th for their 2nd annual joint Summer Sidewalk Sale, from 10am - 6pm all weekend. Enjoy fabulous markdowns up to 90% off, plus other great specials, at participating merchants! On Saturday, August 8th while you shop you will have the opportunity to park and ride a free trolley along Devine Street and t…

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17th Season of Five After Five - Fourth Concert

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the first of two final concerts of this season’s Five After Five – a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points. This season guarantees to continue to deliver both classic elements of the series, as well as exciting new changes that everyone can enjoy. Patrons can expect to enjoy ano…

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New Visitors Guide

Monday, June 29, 2015

The wonderful Five Points Visitors Guide has been updated for mid-2015 with new content! You can view the guide below, dowload a digital copy, or request a copy by mail. Featuring 52 restaurants and bars, 41 retail shops, 43 service providers, and 12 annual events, Columbia's village neighborhood has something for everyone. Download Copy Request Guide

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17th Season of Five After Five - Third Concert

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the third concert of this season’s Five After Five – a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points. This season guarantees to continue to deliver both classic elements of the series, as well as exciting new changes that everyone can enjoy. Patrons can expect to enjoy another evening of gre…

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17th Season of Five After Five - Second Concert

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the second concert of this season’s Five After Five – a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points. This season guarantees to continue to deliver both classic elements of the series, as well as exciting new changes that everyone can enjoy. Patrons can expect to enjoy another evening of …

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Five Points Goes Purple for World Lupus Day

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Skip To My Lupus, Inc. is partnering with several local businesses to celebrate World Lupus Day on Saturday, May 9th, at the Five Points fountain. Friends and family of the Five Points community, as well as staff and friends of Skip To My Lupus, Inc., The Five Points Association, Starbucks, Little Miss Kupcakes, and the City of Columbia will come together to dye the Five…

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Five Points Foundation Donates $50,000 Locally

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the Five Points Foundation awarded $53,500 to 36 charities and non-profit organizations in the midlands from revenue generated from the 33rd Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points. The St. Pat’s Committee is proud to share that this year’s festival saw great success, welcoming close to 30,000 patrons into Columbia’s oldest entertainment district to celebra…

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17th Season of Five After Five To Bring Big Changes

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Five Points Association is welcoming the return of spring with the announcement of the 17th Annual Five After Five, a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points. This season guarantees to deliver both classic elements of the series, as well as some exciting new changes that everyone will enjoy. Patrons can expect to enjoy five evenings…

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Celebrate Five Points' Centennial with a Happy Hour History Tour

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Enjoy a Capital City cocktail with a twist as Historic Columbia's Happy Hour History Tour series returns to Five Points every Friday from April 17 to May 8. As Five Points celebrates its centennial this year, meet at the Five Points Fountain at the corner of Greene and Harden Streets for a guided tour to explore the history and architecture of this shopping and commercial…

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Celebrate National Autism Awareness Day

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Five Points Association and the Autism Academy of South Carolina have teamed up again to honor autism awareness. For the second year, friends and family of the Five Points community, as well as staff, students, and friends of the Autism Academy will come together to dye the Five Points Fountain blue. Dying the fountain blue helps not only to raise awareness and “shine a…

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Five Points to Host 33rd Annual St. Pat's Festival

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, the 33rd Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points will take place in celebration of all things Irish. The festival will run from 9:00am-7:00pm, with the annual Get to the Green 10K, 5K, and 1-Mile Family Fun Run taking place at 7:30am before the festival gates open. Price – Pre-sale tickets are on sale online for $15. In addition to online sales, there are…

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New Website Launch

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hello Five Points Business Owner! We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new website! Take a look around. You’ll notice new content, better navigation, more photos, a new business directory, and a whole new look and feel. Planning for the new site began around five months ago, gradually taking shape with the input of board members, business owners, and the e…

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Five Points Participates In National Wear Red Day

Friday, February 6, 2015

On Friday, February 6, The Five Points Association and The American Heart Association invited the Five Points community to participate in National Wear Red Day. National Wear Red Day promotes the red dress symbol, which is featured on 18 storefronts within the neighborhood. It provides an opportunity for everyone to unite in support of women’s heart disease awareness. H…

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Month Long Blood Drive in February

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Five Points Association of Columbia, S.C. has teamed up with the American Red Cross to warm hearts this winter by hosting a month long blood drive during the month of February. The blood drive will take place at the American Red Cross donation site (2751 Bull Street), where patrons are encouraged to come donate anytime during their open hours. There will be a number…

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Five Points Celebrates its 100th Year in 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Five Points Association of Columbia, S.C. would like to announce that Five Points is turning 100 this year. We are partnering with the City of Columbia to make this a very special year for Five Points. Our yearlong celebration will feature exciting events and community activities, as well as brand new initiatives into both tourism and general enhancement. 2015 brings…

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Sunday, August 6

Five After Five

2017 FINAL EVENT DATE: AUGUST 6 Five After Five is a free, outdoor local concert series hosted at the fountain in Five Points. Enjoy great local music and fun times…

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Mark your calendars, set a reminder, tell a friend, just get down to Five Points for these upcoming events!

Friday, August 4

Summer Sidewalk Sale

Devine Street and Five Points merchants are teaming up again to present Columbia's largest Sidewalk Sale for Tax Free Weekend, August 4th - 6th. Join us and enjoy...…

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