DATE: Saturday, March 19, 2016
WHAT: The Midlands’ largest annual street festival and one of the largest celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day in the Southeast
WHEN: Gates open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Five Points
Columbia, South Carolina
7:30 a.m. Get to the Green 10K / 5K / 1-Mile Family-Fun Run
Start Location: Maxcy Gregg Park
Awards Ceremony: Martin Luther King Park at Santee Avenue
9 a.m. Festival Gates Open
(Six festival entry-gate locations)
10 a.m. St. Pat’s Parade – FREE
Location: Devine Street
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pot O’ Gold Playland – FREE
Location: Martin Luther King Park at Santee Avenue
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Silent Disco
Location: Santee Avenue
Noon – 7 p.m. Musical Entertainment
Four official stages with over 15 artists, plus a roaming street magician and stilt walker
$15 Online Pre-Sale
Available on www.StPatsColumbia.com
$15 Pre-Sale Outlets
CJ’s — 749 Saluda Ave.
Good for the Sole Shoes — 631-C Harden St.
Green’s Beverages — 400 Assembly St.
Group Therapy — 2107 Greene St.
MadVapes — 701-A Santee Ave.
Yesterday’s — 2030 Devine St.
$20 Day-of at the gate
BUD LIGHT / FOX 102.3 STAGE
LOCATION: Intersection of Greene and Harden Streets
HEADLINER: Drive-By Truckers
SUPPORT: Atlas Road Crew
MILLER LIGHT / WCOS 97.5 STAGE
LOCATION: Intersection of Blossom and Harden Streets
HEADLINER: Old Dominion
SUPPORT: Shovels and Rope
The High Divers
GREEN’S BEVERAGE / 92.1 THE PALM STAGE
LOCATION: Saluda Avenue
HEADLINER: The Movement
SUPPORT: The Front Bottoms
The Harsh Truth
LOCATION: College Street
SUPPORT: The Rival Brother
Any festival patron with a sanctioned handicap decal may park in the Wells Fargo parking lot (Saluda Avenue and Blossom Street).
Parking in surrounding neighborhoods is prohibited. Festival patrons are encouraged to use alternative methods of traveling to and from the festival.
Complimentary Shuttle Service
Capital City Stadium 8 a.m – 8 p.m.
Lincoln Garage 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
(Across from CPD HQ on Washington St.)
Hand Middle School 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Five Points Foundation has teamed up with Checker Yellow Cabs, the official festival transportation sponsor, to pay the first $10 of your fare home or to a hotel in any Checker Yellow Cab.
St. Pat Saluda’s VIP Experience
Includes festival admission ($20 dollar value), food, open bar, a premier view from Saluda’s balcony and indoor restrooms. VIP tickets are $95 and available for purchase on www.StPatsColumbia.com.
The Cube – 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 Selfie Contest
Patrons are encouraged to take the most epic selfie, upload to social media, tagging @FivePointsSC and using #StPatsSelfie2016 and #StPatsinFivePoints. The winner will receive a $100 gift card for the Five Points business of their choosing.
St. Pat’s Parade Grand Marshal
The Five Points Foundation and the St Pat’s Planning Committee are pleased to present this year’s parade Grand Marshal, South Carolina Strong, honoring the organizations that contributed countless hours to flood relief and recovery efforts in 2015. Representing the City of Columbia are Mayor Steve Benjamin, Police Chief Skip Holbrook, and Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins. Representing the Richland County Sheriff’s Department is Sheriff Leon Lott. Representing the State of South Carolina is the SC Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Kevin Shwedo. Representing Fort Jackson, Major General Roger L. Cloutier and Post Command Sergeant Major Lamont Christian. Representing the South Carolina Air National Guard is Colonel Boris Armstrong and Lieutenant Colonel Brian Tenbrunsel. Representing the SC Army National Guard, Specialist Aaliyah Fletcher and Specialist Parrish Montgomery, and from the SC State Guard, Captain Glenn Hamm and First Lieutenant Mike Dewiel.
Grab your neon green and head to Santee Avenue for this year’s new addition of Silent Disco. Get ready to get down with three sets of dueling DJs:
2:00 p.m. Guy L. vs. Dylan Deekay
3:25 p.m. Jade Frost vs. LUCiD
4:50 p.m. Bois Obscur vs. Killtrak
Food Truck Rodeo
In addition to the four food courts peppered with South Carolina native food vendors, this year’s festival will also include a Food Truck Rodeo with regional and artisanal offerings. Food trucks present will include: Pawley’s Front Porch, Size Matters BBQ Bus, Chirba Chirba Dumpling Truck, and LowCountry Caribbean Creole.
Location: Parking lot formerly known as Newman’s Exxon
Has St. Pat’s left a mark on you? Leave your mark on it! Stop by our new #StPatsinFivePoints Wall on the 800 block of Harden Street and write a memory, message or love note to everyone’s favorite festival.
Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, patrons are encouraged to seek shelter from the sun, relax and refresh. This area has complimentary water, sunscreen, snacks and first aid available. The Comfort Zone will also be paired with EMS.
NEW LOCATION: Greene Street, across from Breakers.
There are six entry gates into the festival. ATMs are conveniently located at each gate and within the festival’s footprint. There are cash and credit card payment options at each gate. The festival is no re-entry.
Over 30 years ago, two men sat down in a booth at Yesterday’s Restaurant in Five Points, looking out into the empty streets of the neighborhood on St. Patrick’s Day. Realizing that it should be a busy, bustling holiday, they thought of an idea to bring more people into Five Points’ many businesses.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parking Lot Party was born on that day, which began the tradition that carries on to this day in Five Points, and has since become one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day festivals in the southeast. St. Pat’s in Five Points now welcomes over 40,000 people annually.
St. Pat’s in Five Points wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of businesses across the Midlands: KW Beverage, Beverage South, Green’s Beverages, Wells Fargo, Checker Yellow, Southern Wine and Spirits, Whole Foods, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, TD Bank, Celebrations, T-Mobile, The Fountain Division of W.P. Law, BB&T, State Farm, Tradeversity, The Jam Room, Graph-itti Inc., City of Columbia, Five Points Association, The State Newspaper, Go Columbia, Free Times, Cola Daily, The Palm, The Dude, WIS, WXRY, 97.5 WCOS, 104.7 WNOK, Fox 102.3, 107.5 The Game, and Magic 98.5.
SOCIAL Facebook: facebook.com/StPatsinFivePoints
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To purchase tickets or find out more about St. Pat’s in Five Points, please visit www.StPatsColumbia.com.