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Columbia, SC (WLTX) The St. Patrick's day 5 Points festival begins at 7:30am with a 10K, 5K and 1 mile walk. The parade startsat 10am. Cost to attend the event is $15 at the gate.

On Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. there will be magic in the air on Devine Street in Columbia, South Carolina St. Patrick's Day Festivals will begin its second event of the day, the St. Pat's Parade.

The St. Pat's Parade will assemble at Dreher High School and travel the Musical Mile down Devine Street into Five Points offering blocks of public viewing. After entering Five Points, the parade will wind its way down Devine Street and up Saluda Avenue, returning to Harden Street at the Five Points Fountain and concluding near Food Lion.

Be sure to wear your green and get your Sham-Rock On at the St. Pat's Parade!

Wondering where you are going to park at St. Pat's in Five Points? Worried about getting home safely after the festival? Read on to find out about hassel-free parking, and free cab service after the festivities.

Park and Ride for Free
Don't waste time looking for parking. Shuttles run every 20 minutes from the following locations:

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location #1: Capital City Stadium on Assembly St.; drop off at Green Street Gate
Location #2: Park Street behind the Koger Center; drop-off at Green Street Gate

11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location #3: Hand Middle School on King Street side; drop off at Devine Street Gate

NOTE: food, beverages, backpacks, coolers and containers are not allowed on shuttles!!

It Doesn't Take Luck to Get Home After the Festival.
Take a cab and the Five Points Association and Checker Yellow will cover the first $10 of your fare to a home or hotel. Pick-ups are at the following gates:

Pick-up Locations:

  • Blossom Street (near Wells Fargo)
  • Devine Street (near Jake's)
  • Harden Street (near Chik-fil-A)

If you would like more information about the event, go to here.

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