Coincidence or not? St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year so what better way to party with 45,000 of your closest friends than in Columbia’s Five Points.
The lineup of live music includes Judah and the Lion, Chris Lane, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, SUSTO, Seventy Six and Sunny, Riley Green, J Roddy Watson and The Business, Sonderblue, Morgan Wallen, Jonny P, Moose Kick, Tuatha Dea, RBTS Win, The Travelin’ Kine, Blocker Band and The Boomtown Waits.
Get your party started at 7:30 a.m with the Get to the Green 15K/10K/5K/Family Fun 1-Miler runs. After the early morning run, gates officially open at 9 a.m. with the parade on Devine Street starting at 10 a.m.
The music cranks up on five stages at noon and plays on until the festival closes at 7 p.m.
Back this year is the popular Silent Disco on Harden (dance to the music only you can hear) from 2-6 p.m.
There will be a children’s area, the Pot O’ Gold Playground, to open at 10 a.m. at a soon-to-be-announced location, three food courts and a food truck rodeo, and arts and crafts vendors. Check out the craft beer-tasting room and the bluegrass stage on Santee Avenue.
Also of note
▪ Tickets $20/person/general admission or $95/person/VIP. The VIP tickets include admission to the festival, private access to the VIP Lounge at Saluda’s, food buffet from noon to 7 p.m., open bar and clean restrooms. VIP ticket holders must be age 21 and over and will be given a wristband that will allow going and coming from Saluda’s throughout the day. If purchased in advance on eventbrite, either ticket (general admission or VIP) must be printed out and presented at one of the six admission gates.
▪ Tickets are nonrefundable as St. Pat’s is held rain or shine.
▪ This is a no re-entry festival. You leave, you’ll have to buy another ticket to return.
▪ Youth 16 and under, with ticket, are admitted with an adult. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a guardian.