Bring your teddy to Hampton Park for the Charleston Parks Conservancy’s Teddy Bear Picnic on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1:30 – 4 pm in Hampton Park at 30 Mary Murray Drive.
Children and their teddy bears will once again take over the park to enjoy musical entertainment, face painting, seed planting, crafts and more at this year’s event. Admission and all activities are free; advance registration is encouraged.
New this year is a Teddy Bear Tea Party and an obstacle course geared toward older children who want to explore Hampton Park. The popular Teddy Bear ER will be back, helping “injured” bears needing treatment and well bear checkups. Bring your sick bears to get patched up with help from MUSC Children’s Hospital volunteers and MUSC’s Children’s Health, the Official Partner of the Teddy Bear ER.
Part of this year’s 10th celebration is Parker Bear, 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 goes 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 to save time at check-in, families are encouraged to pre-register online and pre-order their copy of “Here, There and Everywhere with Parker Bear.”