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Customer Appreciation Day

March 5
Charleston County Parks

Come enjoy all the play with none of the pay during Customer Appreciation Day as our way of  thanking you with no admission fees all day and bonus activities.

Customer Appreciation Day could also be your lucky day! While in many of our parks, visitors can register for a chance to win a Gold Pass Membership. Accept our invitation for a fun-filled day of adventure. Whisk the family away to palmetto-lined vistas, savor a picnic lunch along tidal creeks, or stroll leisurely on self-guided nature trails.

All of this and much more can be found at your Charleston County Parks. It’s easy, it’s fun, and on Customer Appreciation Day, it’s free.

Come See Us!
Parks waiving admission fees include McLeod Plantation Historic Site, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, the new SK8 Charleston, North Charleston Wannamaker, Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands, James Island, Johns Island, and Laurel Hill County Parks. Plus the public is invited to enjoy free parking at Kiawah Beachwalker Park, Isle of Palms County Park, and Folly Beach County Park, as well as free fishing at the Folly Beach Pier and the Mount Pleasant Pier!
Bonus activities
Free shoe and harness rentals at The Climbing Wall at James Island County Park.
Yoga from 2-3 p.m. at Folly Beach County Park - Free preregistration.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. for new archery range at Johns Island County Park, along with archery demos and equipment will be provided for guests to try out the range that day until 4 p.m.

Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to use photos or videos taken of visitors while they are at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission facilities or events for publicity purposes.
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1:00 pm

Moana & Friends Sing-a-long Event with Elena, Mulan, Pocahontas

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Princess of Tides,
648-D Long Point Road
Mt Pleasant , SC 29464
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Event Date is Sunday March 5, 2017 ~ join Princess of Tides in welcoming Moana, Elena of Avalor, Mulan, Pocahontas, Sofia the First, Ariel, Elsa & Anna for a spectacular Sing-a-long with eight princesses! Shows are 35 minutes and start at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, & 3:00pm.

Tickets are $10 per child and includes interactive dancing, singing, a special gift, and amazing Character Photo Opportunities. Location: Princess of Tides Boutique Belle Hall Shopping Center ~ 648-D Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (843)884.6774

Parents must remain with participants at all times for this event (no charge).

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1:30 pm

8th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hampton Park,
30 Mary Murray Drive
Charleston, SC 29403 United States
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Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy in Hampton Park for the 8th annual Teddy Bear Picnic on Sunday, March 5th! This family-friendly, FREE event has activities for all ages, so come enjoy some fun in the sun in one of Charleston's best parks. 

We invite all families to bring a picnic lunch & enjoy an afternoon filled with musical entertainment, face painting, seed planting, cookie decorating, crafts & games, a teddy bear fashion show, and more! There will also be a Teddy Care Station for “injured” bears needing treatment and well bear checkups. The afternoon wraps up with a fan-favorite: the teddy bear parade!

★ Expedite check-in by pre-registering here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teddy-bear-picnic-2017-tickets-31333135251  

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NEW for 2017! Come meet Parker Bear, the star of a new book* published by the Conservancy titled, “Here, There and Everywhere with Parker Bear.” 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. 

Order a signed copy for $12 or two for $20 and pick it up at the picnic!** You can also donate a copy of the book ($10 each) to Charleston area schools, libraries and literacy programs.

*This children’s book was written and published by the Conservancy’s volunteer Park Angels and photographed by Charleston photographer Libby Williams. 
**Limited qualities of the book will be available for purchase at the event. 

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The rain date for the event is Sunday, March 12. For more information, visitwww.charlestonparksconservancy.org.
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