36th Annual St. Patrick's Day kicks off this weekend

(WIS) - St. Patrick's Day is upon us once again and you don't want to miss events in Columbia.

The festivities start on Friday, March 9 with a free, family-friendly event from 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Bring the little ones out for a scavenger hunt, games, and dying the fountain green.

On March 17. more than 45,000 are expected to attend this year's event, which will feature 20+ bands on 6 different stages, a silent disco, 20+ Arts & Craft vendors, and running events!

There is also a pot o' gold playland for the kids, 3 food courts, and a food truck rodeo.

Free Checker Yellow Cabs will be available as well as T-Mobile charging stations.

TICKETS

$20 Online Pre-sale
$95 St. Pat's Saluda's VIP Experience (Noon – 7 pm and includes: festival admission, food, open bar, premier viewing on balcony overlooking the main stage, clean restrooms)

Schedule of Events

7:30 am – Get to the Green 15K / 10K / 5K / Family Fun 1-Miler (Presented by Future Scholar)

9 am – Gates open

10 am – Parade on Devine Street

10 am – Pot O' Gold Playland opens (New location: Pavilion Ave, between College & Greene Streets)

Noon – 7 pm – Live music on 5 stages featuring local, regional and national acts

2 pm – 6 pm – Silent Disco on Harden

7 pm – Festival ends

Remember that youth 16 years old and under are to be admitted with an adult. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a guardian.

St. Pat's is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.

St. Pat's is a NO RE-ENTRY festival.

For a list of bands and other information, visit the Five Points website. 

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