Party for the Parks 2016 

Party for the Parks is a celebration of Charleston's parks and a fun way to connect people to their parks. The event will feature an auction, live music, exciting performers, open bars, cocktail stations, street-fair food provided by local restaurants, dancing, and park-lovers having a great time for a great cause!

Let's raise $125,000 for Charleston's parks!

All proceeds from Party for the Parks benefit the work of the Charleston Parks Conservancy in more than 25 Charleston City parks. This work includes park renovations like Allan Park, Corrine Jones Playground, Colonial Lake, McMahon Playground at Hampton Park, Saint Julian Devine Community Center, and Medway Community Garden. This work also includes continuous park care and maintenance, park programs like Garden in the Parks and Community Gardening, as well as community events like Teddy Bear Picnic, Movies at Magnolia, and Out to Lunch with the Conservancy.




Are you interested in becoming a Party for the Parks Sponsor? Download the 2016 Sponsor Packet.

Contact Austin Nelson at anelson@charlestonparksconservancy.org or 843-724-5003 with questions.

Presenting Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

44° NORTH VODKA ∙ ADC Engineering, inc ∙ Braxton Crim art direction + Design ∙ building art workshop ∙ Cacao's Artisan Chocolate ∙ charleston party booth ∙ DesignWorks, LC ∙ ferris k. joyner and dereck c. riggs ∙ Fred Anderson Toyota of Charleston ∙ jim 'n nick's bar-b-q ∙ john m. rivers, jr. ∙ judy and larry tarleton ∙ Knight Printing and Graphics ∙ Leslie turner ∙ prohibition ∙ pure fluff co. ∙ royal cup coffee and tea ∙ south carolina federal credit union ∙ tara guérard ∙ the cassina group ∙ the leadem family

Silver Sponsors

ann and charlton desaussure ∙ bÁsico∙ cay insurance services ∙ Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier ∙ Cirsea Ice Cream ∙ handsome properties, inc. ∙ moss & yantis cpa pa ∙ ms. george g. hill ∙ ross and greer hostetter ∙ sandra and spencer deering ∙ south windermere shopping center ∙ sugar bakeshop ∙ tcc benefits administrator ∙ tease blow dry bar ∙ the beach company ∙ the real estate studio of dunes properties

Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy as we celebrate the 6th annual Party for the Parks under the Big Top! This year’s event is sure to be the greatest party on earth as we bring the circus to Charleston and party like animals. For one night only, dare to be the ringmaster of revelry as we come together in support of Charleston’s public parks.

When: November 5th

Time: 6pm-10pm

Colonial lake, Ashley Avenue,
Charleston, SC 29401


*General Admission includes open bar, food, and entertainment. Big Top ticket includes access to private lounge with bar, signature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres by Indaco and Oak of the Indigo Road, desserts by Cacao’s Artisan Chocolate and Pure Fluff Co. and sideshow entertainment.


Party for the Parks will feature food and beverages from several of Charleston’s best restaurants and caterers, including:

Mira WineryGrill 225 Hospitality Management Group, Inc. ICEBOX Scarecrow & Co. Burwell's Stone Fire GrillIndaco (of The Indigo Road) Monza Oak Steakhouse (of The Indigo Road) Relish Distinctive Catering Southern Eagle Distributing, LLC Taco Boy The Glass Onion Vincent Chicco's High Wire Distilling Company 44º North Vodka Cacao's Artisan Chocolate Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q Prohibition Pure Fluff Co. Royal Cup Coffee and Tea BASICO Christophe Artisan, Chocolatier-Patissier Cirsea Ice Cream Sugar Bakeshop


Rain or shine, it’s party time,

So in the event of bad weather, we’ll huddle together.

No need for concern, you’ll soon learn,

That the party can’t stop under the Big Top!


And although we do not require,

It is in our heart’s desire,

For all our ticket buyers

To wear circus attire!

Dazzle and delight

As we party into the night.

Go wild in your sequin dress,

The circus knows no excess!


But if you know a thing or two,

Know that parking doesn’t always come through.

Take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft-

There’s no need to get miffed!

It’s a party, support your parks, come clown around!

Just arrange a ride to get home safe and sound.


If you prefer to be your own chauffeur,

Here’s a list of places you might find parking spaces.

Just remember Ashley Ave will be closed,

So don’t park there, you will be towed.

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(1) Queen St. Parking Garage

(2) Ashley/Rutledge Parking Garage (located near MUSC)

(3) St. Mary’s Field (near Sergeant Jasper)