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About St. Pat's in Five Points

37 years ago, two men sat down in a booth at Yesterday’s Restaurant 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 St. Patrick’s Day Parking Lot Party emerged, slowly forming into the annual celebration that is now at the hands of the Five Points Association. St. Pat’s welcomes over 45,000 attendees a year and has a $6 million economic impact on the City of Columbia. The Five Points Association is able to productively and actively operate through the year due to the net proceeds of the event. Each year funds are allocated towards beautification projects and security cameras, in addition to hosting free events and marketing for the community.


ABOUT FIVE POINTS

Five Points has served as downtown Columbia, S.C.’s original village neighborhood for shopping, dining, entertainment and personal services since 1915. Extending from the intersection of Santee Avenue, Harden, and Devine Streets to the surrounding residential neighborhoods and USC, Five Points encompasses nearly 150 businesses, many of which are locally, independently owned. Five Points celebrated its Centennial throughout 2015 and has since kicked off the start of the next 100 years with fresh community events, public art initiatives and district enhancements.

37th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points Kicks Off with Dye and Dancing

  February 25, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 25, 2019) - This Sunday, March 3rd, from 3:30pm until 7:00pm, Gregory Electric 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 chaperones participate in the Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s, which precedes the 37th festival. This year’s Official Kick-Off will feature:

  • Dyeing of the fountain
  • Dance Performances by Connick School of Irish Dance
  • Musical Performances from Tuatha Dea and EJ Campbell
  • Bagpipers in traditional Irish garb
  • Special Appearances by Palmetto Pipes and Drums and the Kudzu Queens
  • Complimentary face painting, balloon twisting and green popcorn
  • Complimentary t-shirts from Gregory Electric
  • Food and beverage vendors

2019 FESTIVAL GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET PRICING:

January 1, 2019 – March 15, 2019: $20
Online: StPatsColumbia.com

Pre-sale Outlets: ColaKicks, Cycle Center, Green's Beverages, Village Idiot Pizza and Yesterday's
Pre-sale outlets are cash only, while supplies last
March 16, 2019: $25 (day-of, at the gate)

2019 SPONSORS:
St. Pat’s in Five Points wouldn’t be possible without generous support from: KW Beverage, Budweiser, Naturdays, Free Times, Checker Yellow Cabs, Green’s Beverages, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Firefly Spirits, Wells Fargo, Party Reflections, Rent Haven, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Gregory Electric, Office Depot, The Comet, Lowes Foods, Bath Fitter, TD Bank, Woodforest National Bank, Hotel Trundle, The Mobile Attic, Richland County, Experience Columbia SC and the City of Columbia.

About St. Pat's in Five Points

37 years ago, two men sat down in a booth at Yesterday’s Restaurant 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 St. Patrick’s Day Parking Lot Party emerged, slowly forming into the annual celebration that is now at the hands of the Five Points Association. St. Pat’s welcomes over 45,000 attendees a year and has a $6 million economic impact on the City of Columbia. The Five Points Association is able to productively and actively operate through the year due to the net proceeds of the event. Each year funds are allocated towards beautification projects and security cameras, in addition to hosting free events and marketing for the community.


ABOUT FIVE POINTS

Five Points has served as downtown Columbia, S.C.’s original village neighborhood for shopping, dining, entertainment and personal services since 1915. Extending from the intersection of Santee Avenue, Harden, and Devine Streets to the surrounding residential neighborhoods and USC, Five Points encompasses nearly 150 businesses, many of which are locally, independently owned. Five Points celebrated its Centennial throughout 2015 and has since kicked off the start of the next 100 years with fresh community events, public art initiatives and district enhancements.

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