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Fourth of July Events in Charleston, SC – 2014 Festivals, Fireworks and Celebrations at the Beach

America’s Birthday at the Beach means BBQ, Watermelon Eating Contests, Water Sports, Family Crafts, Fireworks and more. Get fired up to salute the red, white and blue at Charleston’s Island Resort! 

For reservations or additional information on any of the specials below, please call 843.886.2218.

Shopping on the Plaza (Wednesday, July 2) 
Join us for shopping on the Village Plaza Wednesday night from 5-8 p.m. featuring a selection of artisan goods by local vendors including jewelry, hand made artwork and other gift items and accessories.

Independence Day Family Fun Walk/Run (Friday, July 4) 
Join us at the Grand Pavilion at 8 a.m. for a run on the beach! Entry fee is $25 and includes a t-shirt. Please pre-register at the Fitness Center on the Village Plaza 24 hours in advance or call 843.886.7008.  

Duney’s Watermelon Eating Spectacular (Friday, July 4) 
Watch or compete in this holiday favorite at Palm Cove Pool! Competitors must register by 12 p.m. at Palm Cove. 843.886.2171.

4th of July BBQ & Cook-Out (Friday, July 4) 
Two seatings: 5:30 - 7 p.m. or 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Reservations required. Call 843.886.2307

Join us on The Village Plaza for an all American cookout! Dinner includes hamburgers and hot dogs with assorted cheeses, caramelized onions, sweet pickle and all appropriate condiments. BBQ chicken, pulled pork, potato salad and baked beans will also be served along with a special July 4th dessert. Wild Dunes Resort Guests: $40 for adults, $15 for children; Non-Resort Guests: $46 for adults; $17 for children; Complimentary for children 4 and under; Inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations required.  

Independence Day Fireworks (Friday, July 4) 
Fireworks will be shot over the Isle of Palms Front Beach area at 9:15 p.m. Join us in front of the Grand Pavilion to watch the show! 

#Wild4July Instagram Photo Contest (Thursday, July 3 - Saturday, July 5)
Calling all Instagramers! Snap and share your Fourth of July vacation fun using hashtag #wild4july for a chance to win a "Go Wild" Resort Credit. It's as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Follow @WildDunesResort on Instagram.
2. Post your photo using #wild4july.
3. That's it! You've entered to win.
Multiple entries are welcome. There will be one winner per day during the three-day contest period. For full contest terms, please email our Resort Social Media team.

July 4th Nail Art
Visit Sand & Sea Salon with Spa Services on The Village Plaza and show off your stars and stripes with 4th of July Nail Art. Starting at $5.

Bingo and Movie Nights on the Village Plaza
Join us at the Village Amphitheater for Bingo, Monday - Thursday from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. followed by a sunset movie. Bingo cost is $5 for Resort Guests and $10 for non-Resort guests. Movies are complimentary. 

Sunday Night Family Firepit
Bring the family out to Palm Cove next to the Village every Sunday night to enjoy dinner poolside. Dinner buffet includes menu items such as lowcountry field greens (with berries, goat cheese and shrimp and assorted dressings), sweet and sour cole slaw, Southern Fried Chicken,  cajun spiced catfish nuggets, hot dogs, black eyed peas & collards, biscuits, corn cobbettes, watermelon and S’mores! A cash bar is available. Dinner buffet offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is $40 for adults and $15 for children inclusive of tax and gratuity. Contact our Pre-Arrival Concierge team at 843.886.6000 (select option “3”) or by  email  for questions or reservations. 

Destination Family Golf 
After 3 p.m. daily, juniors 16 and under play free with a paying adult on the Links Course and Harbor Course. Adult rates vary by time of day. Based on availability. 843.886.2002

Monday Night Tennis Pro Exhibition 
Catch the action every Monday night this summer as our tennis pros and members of the local tennis community take to the courts. Activities include on-court contests, raffles and refreshments for everyone. This event is complimentary and begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Tennis Center. 843.886.2113

Boardwalk Inn Adult-Only Hours
Adults 21 and older can escape for some privacy at the intimate Boardwalk Inn pool . New for Summer 2014, the pool will be exclusively for adults from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May to Labor Day. Soak up the sun and enjoy a bite or adult beverage from our seasonal poolside lounge menu at the Sea Island Grill. Families with children, please join us at one of our other family-friendly pools : The Grand Pavilion, Swim Center or Palm Cove.

King of Pop Poptails!
Summer means popsicles! Not your average popsicles, but adult style Poptails infused with fresh fruit and locally distilled Firefly Moonshine! Choose from Strawberry MoonShine or Peach Moonshine. It’s an icy twist to the mixed drink, perfect for the pool. Available at the Grand Pavilion. $6 each

Fiddler Crab Family Kayaking Paddle
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 3 - 5 p.m. 
$50/adult; $30/child 12 and under must be in tandem with adult. 
This two hour trip meanders out of the marina to a hammock island where there is time to swim, explore, or relax before the paddle back. 

Kids-Only Tubing Trip
Ages 8-12
Click here  to see summer schedule with activity dates and times. Want to go tubing but do not have anyone to go with? Meet other kids ages 8-12 on this tubing trip as you enjoy the thrill of being towed by a ski boat. Wild Dunes Resort Guests & Club Members: $95; Non-Resort Guests: $115 

Teen-Only Wakeboarding Trip
Ages 13-19
Click here  to see summer schedule with activity dates and times. Try wakeboarding in a friendly group setting! Meet other teens ages 13-19 while enjoying time on the water learning a new skill. Both newcomers through advanced are welcome as lessons and tips will be offered. Wild Dunes Resort Guests & Club Members: $115; Non-Resort Guests: $135 

Family Recreation Activities
Recreation activities, kids' crafts, camps and water sports. See a complete list of what's new for Summer 2014. For a full list of Resort activities and times, please see our online Summer Vacation planner or pick one up at Guest Services or Island Adventures Outfitters on the Village Plaza. 

Summer Getway Savings in the Village at Wild Dunes
Escape to the beach in Charleston, SC with special offers in the AAA Four Diamond  Village at Wild Dunes guestrooms. For Summer 2014, enjoy new amenities and offerings like the  Village Fire Pit , perfect for all-day lounging, cocktail hour, s'mores roasting and outdoor movie watching, guest perks and benefitslive music , and brand new Resort-wide summer activities and happenings. For reservations or additional infomation, please call 888.219.1368 or visit our special offers page

See something you’re interested in? We suggest you register in advance by calling our Pre-Arrival Concierge team at 877.845.8897 and select option “3”. 

4th of July activity message brought to you by Wild Dunes Real Estate .  Turn your vacation into your next home.  Visit our office on the Village Plaza.

Check out the latest edition of our Resort Magazine 5757 Palm for more interesting articles and features on what to see and do in Charleston, Isle of Palms and the Resort.




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