Park Day on Daniel Island Celebrates Giving Back and Features Old-fashioned Family Fun in Charleston's Island Town

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Daniel Island's annual fall festival takes place at Governor's Park on Saturday, November 9 from 11 am – 4 pm. Since its inception 12 years ago, the event has raised more than $200,000 for Charleston-area charities.

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

Park Day will also offer more than 20 food and beverage vendors, including a “Food Truck Rodeo” with 14 of Charleston's favorite food trucks, collectively offering tasty treats of all kinds.

One of Charleston, South Carolina's most popular annual festivals is scheduled to take place on November 9, 2013 at Governor's Park on Daniel Island. Now in its 12th year, Park Day is a fall tradition that offers family fun and entertainment for all ages and showcases and supports a diverse range of local charitable organizations.

Among the wide range of activities planned for this year's event are several exciting new sports options, including a Mobile Zip Line, a "Sports Challenge" featuring a triple sports cage, a Boot Camp Obstacle Course and a 30' Climbing Wall, in addition to favorite returning attractions like bungee trampolines, jump castles, a mechanical bull, a giant mountain slide and more. There will also be kite flying stunts and demonstrations, and staff and players from the Family Circle Tennis Center and Charleston Battery will be conducting interactive soccer and tennis demonstrations. Other exhibits and activities include “K-9s In Flight,” a premier Frisbee dog exhibition; dog washing; wild animal exhibits; pony rides; gardening exhibits; face painting and much more.

An action-packed entertainment line-up is also scheduled for this year's Park Day, including performances by Daniel Island's Peace Love Hip Hop, singer Lauren Hall, bluegrass from Common Ground, The Electric Company dance band and The Island Band. Two 3 Ways, a highly energetic band, will cover 80s and 90s hits, Motown and Big Band classics in Park Day's finale performance.

Park Day will also offer more than 20 food and beverage vendors, including a “Food Truck Rodeo” with 14 of Charleston's favorite food trucks, collectively offering tasty treats of all kinds. The Daniel Island Grill will set up an on-site Sports Pub, offering wine, beer and plenty of televisions for watching the day's games.

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 Charleston region’s most successful and broad-reaching one-day charitable events. Once again this year, proceeds from Park Day activities and events will benefit a collection of participating charities.

Park Day takes place on Saturday, November 9 from 11 am – 4 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 http://www.danielislandparkday.com.

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