March 15, 2013

What time is St. Pat’s at Five Points? and other burning questions

Last-minute guide to St. Pat’s at Five Points Saturday in Columbia, SC

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.

Where can I park for St. Pat’s at Five Points?

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:

-- Capital City Stadium on Assembly Street to the Greene Street Gate;

-- Park Street behind the Koger Center to the Greene Street Gate;

-- Hand Middle School on the King Street side to the Devine Street Gate (this shuttle begins at 11 a.m.).

No food, beverages, backpacks, coolers or containers will be allowed on buses.

Where can I get a cab when I want to leave St. Pat’s at Five Points?

Checker Yellow Cab and the Five Points Association will pay the first $10 of cab fare to a home or hotel.

Pick-up locations:

-- Blossom Street (near Wells Fargo)

-- Devine Street (near Jake’s)

-- Harden Street (near Chik-fil-A)

Can I pay for tickets with a credit card?

Yes. People will now be able to pay for tickets with a credit card at the gate.

Where are the entrances this year?

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.

Are there changes at the entrances this year?

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.

Who’s playing at St. Pat’s at Five Points?

Free Times Stage

Intersection of Saluda Avenue and Blossom Street

Noon, Rejectioneers: Indie rock that embraces punk and pop.

1 p.m., RBTS Win: Magnetic electro-pop music that will make you wish for darkness

2 p.m., Lefty at the Washout: Reggae rock that employs a good-time vibe.

3:15 p.m., Natural Vibrations: The band rocks with a sunny, reggae vibe.

4:45 p.m., Arrested Development: Socially conscious hip-hop group, fronted by the rapper Speech, has two of the indelible songs from the ’90s: “Tennessee” and “Mr. Wendal.”

Miller Lite/Rock 93.5/Fox 102 Stage

Greene Street

12:10 p.m., Death of Paris

1:10 p.m., IAMDYNAMITE

2:20 p.m., Eve To Adam

3:30 p.m., Foxy Shazam

4:45 p.m., Chevelle

WCOS Stage

Intersection of Blossom and Harden Streets

Noon, Atlas Road Crew

12:40 p.m., Ricky Young

1:30 p.m., Aaron Parker

2:20 p.m., Trent Jeffcoat

3:40 p.m., Bryson Jennings

5 p.m., Josh Thompson

WXRY Local Music Stage

College Street (near Chick-fil-A)

12:40 p.m., Steel Rollers

1:50 p.m., Jahson & the Natty Vibez

3 p.m., Fusebox Poet

4:15 p.m., The Rival Brothers

Shaggin’ on Santee

2 p.m. Jim Quick & Coastline

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