Party for the Parks is just around the corner and this year things are heating up with a disco inferno for a good cause. Can you dig it? Hosted by the Charleston Parks Conservancy along with over 75 sponsors, Party for the Parks is the annual celebration of Charleston’s parks. In its 8th year, the event will take place at Colonial Lake on Saturday, Nov. 3rd.
From 6 pm to 10 pm, the area will be transformed into a groovy street festival full of flashing lights, spinning disco balls, and pumping music. Party-goers are encouraged to adorn themselves in some superfly 70’s getup for the full disco experience. The party will feature disco beats spun by DJ Moo Moo as well as other entertainment, open bars, cocktail stations, street-fair food provided by local restaurants and dancing in the streets. A silent auction with about a dozen curated packages and exclusive experiences will also take place.
If you missed the early bird special tickets, general admission for $115 are still available and include food and the open bar. The $250 Studio 54 VIP ticket includes access to a private lounge with bar, signature cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, and entertainment. This party sells out every year so advanced ticket purchase is advised.
The Conservancy and the City of Charleston along with community organizations, neighborhoods and engaged citizens work together to transform and activate the city’s parks and green spaces. Proceeds of this signature fundraiser directly benefit this mission in 25 public parks like Colonial Lake, Allan Park, Corrine Jones Playground, McMahon Playground at Hampton Park, Wragg Square, and Medway Community Garden.
This year’s goal is to raise $125,000 for park renovations, continuous park care, and maintenance and park programs like Garden in the Parks and Community Gardening, as well as community events like Teddy Bear Picnic, Movies at Magnolia and Jazz Brunches at Hampton Park.
An all-night boogie while enjoying food, beer, wine, and spirits thanks to the generosity of some of Charleston’s finest is reason enough to attend, but more than that the event brings the Charleston community together in support of the city. Aiming to inspire the people of the Holy City to connect with their parks and together create stunning public spaces and a strong community eager to beautify public parks and green spaces.
To learn more about the event and/or purchase tickets, visit www.partyfortheparks.com. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, visit www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.