Park Day On Daniel Island To Take Place Saturday, November 3

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A fall traditional in Charleston, Park Day is a day of outdoor family fun for all ages that showcases and supports a diverse range of local charitable organizations. In addition to live entertainment, games, jump castles, a pie baking contest, animal exhibits and other popular activities, the festival also offers a diverse selection of food and beverage options, including food trucks, a beer garden and wine tasting.

Daniel Island's Park Day festival is a fall tradition in Charleston

Since its inception 12 years ago, Park Day has helped raise more than $200,000 for a diverse collection of more than 60 area non-profit organizations, making it one of the region’s most successful and broad-reaching charitable events.

Daniel Island will help celebrate the grand opening of its newest park this fall at its popular annual fall festival, Park Day, on Saturday, November 3, 2012. A fall traditional in the Lowcountry, Park Day is a day of outdoor family fun for all ages that showcases and supports a diverse range of local charitable organizations. In addition to live entertainment, games, jump castles, a pie baking contest, animal exhibits and other favorite activities, this year’s festival will also feature several new events and new food and beverage options, including food trucks, and a beer garden and wine tasting area. The event will take place from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm at a new venue this year, the City of Charleston’s newly-opened Governor’s Park, located on Seven Farms Drive in the heart of Daniel Island.

Festivities at Park Day will appeal to residents and visitors of all ages, from a giant mountain slide, mechanical bull, bungee trampolines and face painting to newer events like a mobile skate park and “tarp surfing.” There will also be wildlife exhibits, a trackless train ride and the Dynamo Dogs acrobatic variety exhibitions. Live entertainment will take place on center stage throughout the day, with performances from the Travis Allison Band, Triple Lindy Band, and The Charleston Groove Factory.

Park Day is also a day for eating, and this year’s dining offerings will expand with a “Food Truck Rodeo,” featuring a collection of some of Charleston’s favorite mobile food vendors. Festival favorites like the Daniel Island Grill, Mr. Koolie, Kettle Korn and more will also be returning, and a new Craft Beer Garden and Wine Tasting tent will appeal to adults enjoying the festival.

Charleston’s Mayor Joe Riley and other City of Charleston officials will take the stage at noon for a dedication ceremony to commemorate the Grand Opening of City’s new Governor’s Park. This 40-acre park is located adjacent to the Family Circle Tennis Center on Seven Farms Drive, and features playing fields, an outdoor stage, a grand lawn, a walking trail along the Wando River and a dog run. Recently opened, it is quickly becoming a new center for sports and recreation for both Daniel Island and Charleston area residents and visitors.

Since its inception twelve years ago, Park Day has helped raise more than $200,000 for a diverse collection of more than 60 area non-profit organizations, making it one of the region’s most successful and broad-reaching charitable events.

Park Day takes place on Saturday, November 3 from 11 am – 5 pm. Admission and parking are free. In order to raise money for participating non-profit organizations, some activities will require a fee. For more information, visit danielislandparkday.com.

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