This is a past event.

Teddy Bear Picnic 

When: Sun., March 9, 1-3:30 p.m. 2014
Price: Free
Legend has it that the teddy bear got its name after Theodore Roosevelt refused to hunt an injured bear and enterprising Americans began selling their stuffed bears as “Teddy’s.” Pop culture loves teddies too. There’s Winnie the Pooh, Corduroy, and even Ted. But Seth McFarlane’s foul-mouthed bastard isn’t welcome at Hampton Park on Sunday. The Teddy Bear Picnic, now in its fifth year, gives families the chance to take their teddies to the park. Charleston Park Conservancy Executive Director Harry Lesesne says, “From the beginning, we’ve worked to keep this event family-friendly, free, and true to our mission of connecting people to the parks.” Face painting, live music, and cookie decorating are available for humans. Their bear companions can be treated at a stuffed animal hospital. Families are welcome to picnic, but hotdogs, ice cream, and other American fare will be available for purchase. “It’s truly old-fashioned fun,” says Lesesne. The picnic ends with a teddy bear parade.
— Rebecca Stanley


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