Your guide to the 2024 St. Pat’s Festival in Columbia, SC

Get ready to shamrock out at one of Cola’s biggest events and see what’s going to be new at this year’s St. Pat’s Festival.

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Grab your tickets now — $30 prior to March 16, $35 at the gate. | Photo provided by St. Pat’s in Five Points

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The 42nd annual St. Pat’s festival is returning to Five Points on Saturday, March 16. With more than 30,000 in attendance, it’s the biggest event of the year for the Five Points village and brings in $7+ million to the City of Columbia and Richland County.

Don’t forget about these family events before running off to your favorite artist’s stage:

  • Get to the Green | Choose your own adventure for Cola’s largest road race. Register now for either the 5K, 10K, or one-mile Family Fun Run.
  • St. Pat’s Parade | Beginning at 10 a.m., enjoy the one-mile parade starting on Devine Street and ending on College Street.
  • Pot O’Gold Playland | Open between 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and located at Andy’s Deli Parking Lot (2005 Greene St.), the Kids’ Zone will feature kid-friendly activities and rides.

Live music will start at 11 a.m. This year’s festival will be hosted by local hip-hop activist Master Splnta (aka FatRat da Czar) and feature 40 performances across multiple stages and venues — including New Brookland Tavern, Jake’s on Devine, CB 18-Breakers Live, a new electric alleyway featuring several DJs, local brass bands, and more.

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Pro tip: grab a beer and get to a stage early to have the best seat in the house for when your favorite headliner performs.

Photo provided by St. Pat’s in Five Points

Headlining bands

Every year, the festival transforms Five Points into a lively hub of music, vendors, food trucks, and family-friendly attractions. This year’s festival promises the most extensive musical lineup, featuring headliners:

Purchase tickets — $30 before March 16, $35 at the gate.

What’s new

This year’s annual festival is set to offer attendees new additions.

St. Pat’s is going cashless this year, except for independent bars, restaurants, and retail vendors, hoping to make transactions smoother and more convenient for all.

The Saint mocktail lounge: a collaboration with Cola Love showcasing an exclusive selection of non-alcoholic beverages, including rotating mocktail features from popular local eateries like Kao Thai and Backstreets Grill.

Paddy’s Mini-Ramp Jam: Bluetile Skateboards will offer beginner skate clinics, intermediate/advanced ramp jams, and a best trick contest with cash prizes. The $30 registration fee includes festival entry.

Logan’s Irish Pub Pop-Up: a courtesy of Bushmills Irish Whiskey, featuring live music from O’Hara’s house band + showcasing Irish fare provided by O’Hara’s Public House.

Refillable water stations will be available throughout the festival grounds

Parking info

Free satellite parking + shuttle services will be provided from the South Carolina State Fair Grounds, with shuttles running every 30 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shuttle drop-off pick-up location will be at Blossom and Laurens Streets.

You didn’t think we’d leave out our yearly teaser playlist for St. Pat’s did you?

We know sometimes it’s easier to recognize songs before you recognize the musician, so St. Pat’s put together a Spotify playlist.

We think these songs will help introduce you to the lineup, so come Saturday, March 16, you can sing along when your favorite artists perform.

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