38th St. Pat’s in Five Points – Saturday, March 21, 2020
Benefiting local charities in the Midlands
Today, the Five Points Association brought St. Pat’s in Five Points back to its roots. From the Yesterday’s parking lot, where it all began 38 years ago, the Executive Director, Kelsey Hennighan, and festival M.C., FatRat Da Czar, announced several festival highlights to expect at this year’s St. Pat’s in Five Points including an array of family activities, a home-grown focus, and a full entertainment lineup!
In traditional fashion, St. Pat’s in Five Points begins with the Get to the Green 5K, 10K & 1-Mile Family Fun run, followed by the infamous parade right into Five Points, where you’ll see children, family and friends of all ages, most of who are decked out in their best Green and Gaelic attire! Families with little leprechauns are invited to follow the rainbow to the Pot O’ Gold found on the 800 block of Harden Street, a distinct region of the festival catered to families! This expanded area, offers a dedicated zone equipped with enhanced features, added attractions and fun for the entire family!
Before taking your little leprechauns home, make sure to get your Pot O’ Gold Pass! New this year, families can experience the festivities together, while also allowing the adults one-time reentry. Resume the day enjoying offerings from local vendors, Five Points merchants, and of course, a full entertainment lineup!
The 38th St. Pat’s in Five Points Lineup:
Band of Horses
SHAED. Rodney Atkins. Canaan Smith.
The Nude Party. Big Something. Briston Maroney. Villanova. Sadler Vaden (of the 400 Unit).
Mo Lowda & the Humble. Stop Light Observations. The Vegabonds. Stagbriar. Little Stranger.
The Ramblers. Kenny George Band. Haley Mae Campbell. Daddy’s Beemer. Whitehall.
Ashley Wright & the Vance Gap Ramblers. Mark Rapp & the Soda City Brass Band. Syr.
Official Festival M.C. FatRat Da Czar
With passion and enthusiasm, Executive Director, Kelsey Hennighan asserted, “Privileged enough to bring another year of this iconic event to the Midlands, with a lot of exciting things in the works, we are looking forward to showcasing all that Five Points has to offer, for EVERYONE, including St. Pat’s!
About St. Pat’s in Five Points
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.
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 numerous public