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14th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic in Hampton Park on March 3

CRBJ Biz Wire //February 15, 2024//

14th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic in Hampton Park on March 3

CRBJ Biz Wire //February 15, 2024//

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14th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic is a free community wide event in Hampton Park on March 3

The Charleston Parks Conservancy announces the 14th annual Teddy Bear Picnic presented by Dominion Energy on March 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. This beloved tradition brings families together for a day of exploration and fun at Hampton Park. This year’s event, which is free and open to the public, has the theme “Where the Wild Things Are,” and promises to make it the premier family event to kick off springtime in Charleston. Registration is encouraged at

In its 14th year, the Teddy Bear Picnic has expanded the experience to include more live entertainment, a food truck village, a concessions stand, and exciting activities for children aged 2-10. The event will feature special performances by Kyle K’Otic, The V-Tones of Charleston, Watoto Academy of the Performing Arts, and Creative Edge Dance Studio.

Over 20 community partners throughout Hampton Park will offer engaging programs focused on horticulture, nature, health, wellness, community gardening, and public art. Dress up as your favorite Wild Things character and join us for an afternoon of adventure and excitement. Families are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animals to participate in the festivities. The Wild Rumpus Teddy Bear Parade will cap off the day with a triumphant “roar!”

“The Teddy Bear Picnic has evolved into a cherished tradition that brings joy to families and strengthens our community’s bond with nature,” said Darlene Heater, executive director of Charleston Parks Conservancy. “This event exemplifies the Conservancy’s commitment to creating vibrant public spaces where families can gather, play, and connect. It is not just a picnic; it’s a celebration of the wild spirit within us and a testament to the importance of fostering a deep appreciation for our parks.”

Children can bring their stuffed animals for the Teddy Bear “Emergency Room” sponsored by Access Urgent, where “doctors” will be on-site for necessary repairs.

The Teddy Bear Picnic is a free, rain-or-shine event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Join us in celebrating the spirit of the Wild Things and creating lasting memories with your loved ones. Families are invited to bring picnic lunches, blankets, and chairs and set up a picnic starting at 12:30 p.m.

Parking will be available in the bike lanes along Mary Murray Drive and on side streets surrounding Hampton Park.

For more information and to register, visit

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 create stunning public places and a strong community. For more than 15 years, the Conservancy has had a hand in renovating and beautifying 24 parks in partnership with the City of Charleston. Notable projects include the renovation of Colonial Lake, the Rose Pavilion at Hampton Park, Moultrie Playground, St. Julian Devine Community Center and Park, Magnolia Park and Community Garden, Medway Park and Community Garden, and Corrine Jones Community Garden. For more information, visit