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10 Things You Need To Know About St. Pat’s In Five Points

Chris Laskowski3/1/2016  |  Categories: Events
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The luck of the Irish is upon us in two short weeks...along with one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day festivals in the Southeast! Grab your tickets now for St. Pat’s in Five Points and experience the greenest holiday like never before. Here are a few fun facts you need to know:

1. It’s a massive festival...
Along with being one of the largest St. Patty’s Day festivals in the region, St. Pat’s in Five Points is the biggest street festival in the Midlands! Held in the Five Points business district, it’s full of entertainment, special events and, of course, food and drink! 

2. ...with a LOT of people.
Why is it the biggest street festival in the Midlands? Over 40,000 ‘honorary Irish’ guests attend each year.

3. It was created to celebrate “all things green and Gaelic, welcome the arrival of spring and promote the businesses in the Five Points village.”
If you’re new to the area, attending this festival is the perfect way to familiarize yourself with local businesses. Tons of arts and crafts vendors bring personality to St. Pat’s, while local restaurants and pubs serve tasty treats that are sure to put you in the Irish spirit! 

4. There’s something for everyone (even kids!)
While adults might want to grab a drink and listen to music, kids can have the time of their life at the festival’s children’s carnival. Families with little ones can also check out the Pot O’ Gold Playland, open from 10am-6pm. 

5. You can experience a “Silent Disco”.
Silent discos are all the rage. Grab a pair of headphones and show off your greatest dance moves. You can also tune into the festival’s dueling DJs! 

6. There’s an annual St. Patrick’s Day parade you don’t want to miss!
What’s St. Patty’s Day without a parade? Get your green on at this exciting, energetic celebration.

7. You can take part in the ‘Get to the Green’ marathon.
Before you indulge in festival food and tons of beer, participate in the annual ‘Get to the Green’ run, which offers three different trails: a 10k, 5k, or Family Fun 1-miler.

8. Live music is included.
It wouldn’t be a festival without some live entertainment. From noon until 7pm, enjoy bands and musical acts on four different stages.

9. It’s an all-day affair.
Get an early start on the festival fun, with gates opening at 9am and closing at 7pm. You can purchase tickets here.

10. There’s more fun to be had in the surrounding community!
Want to continue the party? Venture a quick 30 minutes away to the City of Columbia and continue the celebration at some great local pubs. You can learn more about what Columbia has to offer--along with how to be part of Columbia's best master-planned community--by clicking here

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Fort Jackson Community Events

Chris Laskowski7/22/2015  |  Categories: Community; Events
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Living near Fort Jackson can prove itself a special privilege, as it connects you with your neighbors in the Columbia community. Fort Jackson is constantly striving to create a sense of unity within the area, and establishes events to help carry this out. These events range from weekly fitness classes, to meetings that help children get involved in the community. Fort Jackson also holds several special events each month, to help gather interest of the nearby public. Below is a list of a few weekly events that Fort Jackson holds, as well as some of the special events that are coming in the near future.

Weekly Fitness Classes
Fort Jackson is very concerned with the well-being and health of those within their community, and have created several weekly classes that are open for people to experience and utilize. They have weekly classes from Monday-Saturday. These fitness classes include but are not limited to: Circuit Training (Monday), Zumba classes (Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday), Gym-Step Fitness classes (Tuesday and Wednesday), Cardiobox (Thursday), Insanity classes (Thursday), Soul Cycle Spin classes (Friday), Yoga classes (Saturday), and Walk-it-out Speed Walking classes (Saturday). For more information on these classes, prices, contact information, and locations, see the Fort Jackson community calendar (link provided at the bottom of this article).

Weekly Events for Children
Fort Jackson also places high priority on making a good impression on the children in the nearby area. It is clear, in Fort Jackson’s approach, that they believe today’s youth is tomorrow's future. They have set up several activities for children to learn and play together on a weekly basis. Each Tuesday, children ages 2-5 have an opportunity for story time at the library, where they get to hear stories, sing songs, and enjoy a small activity. On Wednesdays, the Bright Honeybee Explorers playgroup meets. This group is open to active duty, retired service personnel, and qualified family members. Bright Honeybee Explorers playgroup is a group designed to help children improve their social, cognitive and motor skills. This group is for parents with newborns to 3 years old children. For ages up to 12, every Thursday is a Musical Movie Thursday. This group meets from 3:30 to 5:30, and they are shown either a “G” or “PG” rated movie. Also on Thursdays, at the library, newborns through 5-year-olds are encouraged to take advantage of the Evening Story-time, where they can come to hear stories and sing songs.

Upcoming Special Events
On Thursday July 23rd, Fort Jackson will be hosting a Budgeting, Banking, and Checkbook maintenance class. This class will explore many of the services and products offered at most banks and credit unions. It will cover areas from selecting a checking account to balancing your checkbook, and everything in between. If you have an interest in learning about these topics, this class is for you. On Friday July 24th, The Fort Jackson Army Community Service will host a Drop-In to celebrate the 50th birthday of Army Community Service. Everyone from the Fort Jackson community area is encouraged to attend this drop-in. Also on the 24th, there will be a bowling outing at Century Lanes Bowling Center for families enrolled in the EFMP program. Make sure to RSVP if planning to attend the bowling outing.

There will be an Auto Craft Car and Bike Show open to the public on Saturday, July 25th. This event is free, and will be held at Patriots Park. Please make sure to register your vehicle, if you plan to show it off.

On Saturday August 1st, there will be a Fort Jackson boxing tournament. This tournament is free admission. If you, or someone you know, is interested in boxing contact Mike Garcia @ 803-751-3486.

For more information on these events and more, visit the Fort Jackson calendar at

Thinking about moving to Lake Carolina? Check out our list of new homes near Fort Jackson and Shaw Air Force base.

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