What time is St.Pat’s at Five Points?
St. Pat’s in Five Points is from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the gate
The Get to the Green 5k and 10k starts at 7:30 a.m. at Maxcy Gregg Park, 1806 Blossom St.
Get to the Green touts itself as the largest road race in the Midlands, and this year it’s getting bigger by adding the 10K distance. There’s also a one-mile walk. The racing begins at 7:30 a.m. and the route will take runners through Shandon. You may pick up packets beginning at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Maxcy Gregg Park.
The race ends on Devine Street. In addition to running awards, there’s one for the best dressed leprechaun.
Parking for the race is available at the USC parking garage near Pickens Street.
For more, visit gettothegreen.com.
The St. Pat’s Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Dreher High School and will travel on Devine Street through Five Points. Get to your viewing spot earlier and bring a lawn chair if you want to sit down.
Pot O’ Gold Playland is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, will feature rides, games, a petting zoo, magic show, karaoke and face painting, among other things.
The St. Pat’s shuttle service, which has been operating for four years, will run from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. And this year the festival is using bigger buses that will run every 20 minutes. Here’s where to catch the bus:
No food, beverages, backpacks, coolers or containers will be allowed on buses.
Checker Yellow Cab and the Five Points Association will pay the first $10 of cab fare to a home or hotel.
-- Blossom Street (near Wells Fargo)
-- Devine Street (near Jake’s)
-- Harden Street (near Chik-fil-A)
Yes. People will now be able to pay for tickets with a credit card at the gate.
The entrances are at Blossom Street at Santee Avenue, Blossom at Harden Street, Harden Street at College Street, Devine Street near Jake’s, Santee Avenue near Pavillion Avenue, Greene Street near Salty Nut Cafe.
Yes. In previous years, festivalgoers had to wait in the same line to buy their ticket and have their bag checked. Then, once inside the festival, there was another line for ID. To decrease the time spent waiting in lines at the gate, there will be a separate ticket booth. Also, IDs will be checked outside of the gate.
Intersection of Saluda Avenue and Blossom Street
Intersection of Blossom and Harden Streets
College Street (near Chick-fil-A)