The eighth Teddy Bear Picnic hosted by the Charleston Parks Conservancy will have a special guest this year: Parker Bear, star of a new book published by the Conservancy. "Here, There and Everywhere with Parker Bear¯" is a children's book written by the Conservancies' 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.
Parker Bear will be at this year's Teddy Bear Picnic where families can pick up a pre-ordered signed copy of "Here, There and Everywhere with Parker Bear."¯ Limited copies will be available for purchase at the picnic.
Enjoy kid-friendly musical entertainment, puppets and hip hop dancing. Dress your bear in his best outfit and join in the bear fashion show. Plus the popular Teddy Care Station is back for "injured" bears needing treatment and well bear checkups. Other activities include face painting, seed planting, cookie decorating, crafts and hula hooping. The afternoon wraps up with a teddy bear parade.
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.
Pre-register for the picnic online and pre-order a copy of "Here, There and Everywhere with Parker Bear" to save time at check-in: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teddy-bear-picnic-2017-tickets-31333135251. Books are $12 each or order two books for $20.