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Picnic in the Park

Sat, 04/22, 11:00am–5:00pm

Evelyn’s Park

What better way to celebrate the official arrival of Evelyn's Park than a picnic on Earth Day?

Grab your gingham and join us for a day of picnicking festivities across our great lawn and gathering spaces. Savor something delicious at our cafe culinary events, mini-farmers market, and beer and wine tastings—or boost your heart rate with fun fitness classes, and kids’ activities. Enjoy family, community, and nature. Let Evelyn’s Park “Enrich Your Every Day.”

 


SCHEDULE

GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY SUN CLUB SUSTAINABILITY ZONE
Stop by all day long for kids activities, a charging station, water bottle recycling and sustainable education activities, fun Earth Day themed photo ops and a community solar panel art project.

GILLMAN SUBARU ENTERTAINMENT ZONE
Get your spot near the Gillman Subaru Stage to enjoy all day music, line dancing, and live entertainment.

11:00am–12:00pm: The Emery/Weiner School Left of Nowhere Band
12:15–12:30pm: V-Danse
12:30–2:00pm: Emcee/Host Damon Pampolina – Line Dancing, Hoola Hoops, Limbo, and more.
2:00–3:00pm: Pin Oak Stage Band
3:00–3:10pm: Opening Ceremony
3:15–3:45pm: Celebration and Ribbon Cutting
3:45–5:00pm: Emcee/Host Damon Pampolina
4:00–4:30pm: Pershing Choir
4:30–5:00pm: BBVA Compass Drone Bubble Blowout
5:00pm: Closing Ceremony

FITNESS ZONE
All kinds of fitness fun! Go for classes, instructional sessions and coaching.

11:00–11:30am: Parachute time by Weekley YMCA
11:30am–12:00pm: Check out the customized workout for Evelyn’s Park
12:00–12:30pm: Sports drills by Weekley YMCA
12:30–1:00pm: Pilates by Avenu Fitness
1:00–1:30pm: Family Stretching by Weekley YMCA
1:30–2:00pm: Kids Armor by Avenu Fitness
2:00–2:30pm: Family Boot Camp by Weekley YMCA
2:30–3:00pm: Teen Fitness by Avenu Fitness
3:45–4:00pm: Aquatic Awareness by Weekley YMCA
4:00–4:30pm: Family Fitness by Avenu Fitness

ART IN THE PARK
Don't miss live event painting by artist Ely German (junior at EWS.) Take the opportunity to participate in the First Ward Blooming Project by artist Carol Simon.

BBVA COMPASS KIDS ZONE
All day fun for kids including hula hoops, corn hole, Jenga, YMCA games, Cuteheads dress-up station, face painting, photo ops, Yeti Sunshine and Good Pops.

SNAP KITCHEN NUTRITION ZONE
Sample snappy healthy food and juices.

11:00am–12:00pm: Sample cold pressed juices
12:00–3:00pm: Enjoy Snap Kitchen Favorites
3:00–5:00pm: Sample Snap Kitchen gluten-free brownies and nut blends

WONDERLAND EXPERIENCE
Meet and greet with Wonderland characters and artist Bridgette Mongeon. Learn more about the "Move One Place On" Sculpture unveiling.

THE IVY & JAMES ZONE
Foodies rejoice! Stop by for picnic basket pick-up and purchase. Sample delicious foods from their menu and enjoy the beer garden. Coffee and natural sodas available for purchase all day.

11:30am–12:00pm: Mueva Coffee tasting and information session in the cafe.
1:30–2:00pm: Honey demonstration by master beekeeper Dalia Zelko in the event space
4:00–4:30pm: Meet the Chef under the live oaks

FARMERS MARKET
Grab your Evelyn’s Park Farmers Market tote and choose from an array of delicious local foods. Eat clean, shop local!

FOOD TRUCK ZONE
Fun food choices by local food trucks Craft Burger, Foreign Policy, OH MY Gogi! and SMOOSH Cookies

ACME PARTY & TENT PICNIC ZONE
Enjoy your picnic on the great lawn in comfort with picnic tables and umbrellas. Don't forget to stop by the Evelyn's Park Conservancy booth to purchase your commemorative picnic blanket.

BIKE PARKING
Lock it up and learn important information regarding bike safety and dedicated city routes.

BBVA COMPASS DRONE BUBBLE BLOWOUT
4:30 pm: Grab your bubbles and head to the Great Lawn to celebrate the joy of opening day in a community-wide bubble blowout! Don't forget to look up as our drone will be capturing the entire experience!

 


PICNIC BASKET MENU

Single Lunch - $15 
Includes a commemorative, limited The Ivy & James reusable lunch bag, artisanal sandwich, kettle terra chips salted and a cookie.

Farmers Tote Lunch for 2 - $35 
Includes a limited edition Evelyn’s Park Farmer’s market tote bag, 2 artisanal sandwiches, 2 terra chips, 2 cookies, 1 pint of pasta salad

All American Basket for 4 - $75
Includes a limited edition Evelyn’s Park Collapsible Picnic Basket, 4 artisanal sandwiches, 4 terra chips, 4 cookies, 1-quart of pasta salad, 2 pints of fruit

Choose from:

The Vego: Grilled mushrooms red peppers, onions, arugula, eggplant and mozzarella

The Spetziale: Lightly toasted baguette, salami, honey ham, mozzarella, spring mix and herb infused vinaigrette

The Roamer: Roasted chicken, white cheddar, arugula & olive mayo on fresh baked baguette

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