Annual Teddy Bear Picnic Returns to Hampton Park – Sunday, March 4, 2018

Teddy Bears Are on Parade in Hampton Park for Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

Popular Teddy Bear ER expands this year thanks to MUSC Children’s Health

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Teddy bears will take over Hampton Park as the Charleston Parks Conservancy hosts the ninth Teddy Bear Picnic in March. Families are invited to enjoy musical entertainment by John Cusatis, face painting, seed planting, crafts, a scavenger hunt and more at this year’s event set for 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, March 4 in Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Drive. Admission and all activities are free.

Dress your bear in his finest for the bear fashion show called Project Runway: Bear Style. Plus the popular Teddy Bear ER is back for “injured” bears needing treatment and well bear checkups. This year, MUSC Children’s Health is the official partner of the Teddy Bear ER.

Parker Bear will be back this year for photos and autographs. Parker is the star of “Here, There and Everywhere with Parker Bear,” a children’s book written by the Conservancy’s volunteer Park Angels and photographed by Charleston photographer Libby Williams.

In the book, Parker Bear heads out on a Charleston parks adventure, visiting 10 city parks before meeting his friends at Hampton Park for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic. The book was released at the 2017 Teddy Bear Picnic, and copies will be available for purchase this year as well.

Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch, blankets and chairs to enjoy an afternoon in the park. Food trucks will have food available for purchase.

The event is free but families can pre-register online and pre-order their copy of “Here, There and Everywhere with Parker Bear” to save time at check-in: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teddy-bear-picnic-2018-tickets-42052089933. Books are $12 each or two for $20.

The rain date for the event is Sunday, March 11. For more information, visit www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.

About the Charleston Parks Conservancy

The Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the people of Charleston to connect with their parks and together create stunning public places and a strong community. The Conservancy opens doors to individuals and organizations in Charleston wanting to engage with their parks and green spaces in a kaleidoscope of positive ways. With the help of its Park Angels, the Conservancy improves, enhances, and invigorates these spaces, making Charleston even better, stronger, and more successful. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please visit www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.

Event on Social

Charleston Parks Conservancy on social media:

Twitter / Instagram @charlestonparks

Facebook www.facebook.com/CharlestonParksConservancy

Event hashtag: #teddybearpicnic & #parkerbear

Photo credit Sea Star Arts Photography

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