St. Patrick's Day
While it may seem like a minor holiday to others, Columbia locals take St. Patrick's Day pretty seriously. It all stems from the time honored tradition, St. Pat's in Five Points. With 36 years of history and approximately 45,000 attendees each year, this event has become one of the largest festivals in the Southeast. It brings in bands from across the U.S. and across multiple genres of music. This year's lineup includes everything from regional favorites like FatRat Da Czar, to up-and-coming country stars like Walker Hayes, to early 2000s rock band Dashboard Confessional. Beyond the main event, there's a race, parade, and family-fun area to satisfy all of your tribe's needs. Want some pro tips for next year? We have a blog for that.
If you can't make it to the festival this year, plan your trip for other St. Pat's themed events like Tin Roof's "St. Practice Day" or the Five Points "Official Kick-Off." Or, head to our calendar for more Columbia SC festivals.