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Summer 2014 Kickoff: Your Guide to Memorial Day Fun at the Beach in Charleston, SC

Say hello to summer! We’re gearing up for a fun-filled weekend at the beach and can’t wait to celebrate the long holiday weekend with all our incoming guests. See below for a round-up of Memorial Day activities, special events and new offerings at the Resort and around Charleston. 

Book your activities online through our Online Concierge or contact our Pre-Arrival Concierge team at 843.886.6000 (select option “3”) or by email for questions or reservations. 

Book by 6 P.M. FRIDAY, May 23 for "Book Early" Savings (see below) on our Memorial Day Picnic & Sunday Night Family Fire Pit! Call 843.886.6000 (select option “3”) to make a reservation. 

Memorial Day Picnic
Saturday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.
Reservations required. Call 843.886.2307.
Kick off the summer in style with our Memorial Day weekend celebration, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Palm Cove. Dinner includes fried chicken, smoked brisket, macaroni and cheese, collards, watermelon and dessert. A special kid’s buffet will also be available. 

Early Pricing:
Wild Dunes Resort Guests: $40 adults/$15 kids; $35 adults/$12 kids
Non Resort Guests: $46 adults/$17 kids; $40 adults/$15 kids

At-the-Door Pricing:
Wild Dunes Resort Guests: $40 for adults; $15 for children ages 5-12.
Non-Resort Guests: $46 for adults, $17 for children ages 5-12. Complimentary for children 4 and under. Inclusive of tax and gratuity. 

Sunrise Salad
Southern Style Potato Salad
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Smoked Beef Brisket/Peppers/Onions/Carolina BBQ Sauce
Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
Collard Greens
Sliced Watermelon
Bacon & Cheddar Corn Muffins / Flaky Blue Cheese Biscuits
Key Lime Tarts / Strawberry Tarts / Fire Roasted Dutch Apple Tarts

Kids Buffet: Chicken Fingers and French Fries
Beverages: Iced Tea, Lemonade and Water Stations

Sunday Night Family Fire Pit at Palm Cove
Sunday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.
Reservations: 843.886.2307
Bring the family out to Palm Cove next to the Village every Sunday night to enjoy dinner poolside. Dinner buffet offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. featuring menu items such as Lowcountry field greens, sweet and sour cole slaw, Cajun spiced catfish nuggets, hot dogs, biscuits, corn cobbettes and watermelon. A cash bar is available. $40 for adults; $15 for children inclusive of tax and gratuity. 

Early Pricing:
Wild Dunes Resort Guests: $40 adults/$15 kids; $30 adults/$10 kids 
Non Resort Guests:$46 adults/$17 kids$40 adults/$15 kids

At-the-Door Pricing:
Wild Dunes Resort Guests: $40 for adults; $15 for children ages 5-12. 
Non-Resort Guests: $46 for adults, $17 for children ages 5-12. Complimentary for children 4 and under. Inclusive of tax and gratuity. 

BINGO at the Village Amphitheater
Sunday, May 25, 7:30 p.m.
Bingo is one of our most popular family activities, so don’t miss out! Try your luck at everything from classic bingo and four corners to the ever popular blackout. Every card purchased gives you the chance to win one of ten awesome prizes, so bring along the whole family! We’ll cross our fingers for you. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5 per 10-game card without Duney’s VIP Pass; Non-Resort Guest: $10 per 10-game card

Sunset Summer Outdoor Movie at the Village Amphitheater: Madagascar 3
Sunday, May 25, following Bingo
Stick around after Bingo for our outdoor movie on the Amphitheatre steps! It’s easy to do “dinner and a movie” by stopping by for some snacks from Hudson’s Market or The Lettered Olive, which are only a few steps away on the plaza. Bring a blanket to snuggle on the grass or snag a spot in one of the Adirondack chairs surrounding around our brand new Fire Pit on the Village Plaza. Open to all ages. Movies start at dusk. Complimentary.

Kids Recreation: Arts & Crafts
Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25
See activity schedule and descriptions listed below. 

Wax Hands - new this season
We give these wacky souvenirs two thumbs up. Pick out your favorite colors and walk away with a wax mold of your very own hand! Don’t be afraid to change things up by making different hand signs for a totally unique look. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $15. Non-Resort Guest: $20

Archery - new this season
You may have pulled a bowstring before, but we promise you’ve never hit a bulls-eye like this! Come try out our inflatable shooting gallery complete with hoverballs! Take a shot and test your accuracy against these cool airborne targets. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $1. Non-Resort Guest: $2

Beach Signs - new this season
We think that a great beach-side vacation has to include three things: frolicking in the ocean waves, collecting seashells—and of course, finding the perfect memento to bring home! We’re more than happy to provide the materials, so just bring yourselves and a few of your favorite beach finds. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5. Non-Resort Guest: $6

Ready to rock a Wild Dunes tie-dye t-shirt or tank? Then stop by our station to make your own totally unique top! We provide the shirts, gloves and dye buckets. Open to all ages. Sizes Youth XS to Adult L available. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $15-20 each. Non-Resort Guest: $10-20 each

Duney Magnets & Ornaments - new this season
Nothing says “Wild Dunes” better than a memento of our mascot, Duney! These plaster reliefs can be turned into a funky ornament or magnet. Decorate with paint or leave bare as a reminder of our sandy beaches. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5. Non-Resort Guest: $6

Sandy Candy - new this season
This is one tasty craft—all you do is pour and eat! Let us sweeten your evening with 20 inches of edible sand art. All you have to do is select your favorite flavors and color combinations. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5. Non-Resort Guest: $6

Snap Happy
Get your photo snapped professionally with family and friends by our Resort Photographer! Join us from 7 p.m. to sundown Friday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) around the Grand Pavilion area (Big Chair & Beach). Complimentary with professional photos available for purchase. Photos will be posted weekly on our Facebook page – (Wild Dunes Resort)! To book a private session or for details, call 843.452.3175.

For a complete listing of Memorial Day activities and Resort-wide offerings, see our Summer 2014 Vacation Planner available online or in print at check-in.

See something you’re interested in? Register in advance by calling our Pre-Arrival Concierge team at 843.886.6000 (select option “3”).

New Resort Guest Amenities

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.

wendi - whatever you need, instantly
wendi is the knowledge center of the Resort where you can call for all of your needs during your stay. Simply pick up a Resort phone and dial 0 to reach wendi from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. 

Memorial weekend activity round-up brought to you by Wild Dunes Real Estate.  Turn your vacation into your next home.  Visit the Real Estate office on the Village Plaza.



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