By Natalie Haddock
This weekend is Memorial Day weekend and that means it’s officially summer; time to break out the bar-b-q, the sunscreen, and swimsuits! And 30A is ready and waiting to celebrate with you. This week’s installment of 3 for 30A is to highlight a few ways to kick off your summer this holiday weekend.
Friday, May 22 – Grab a blanket or a few portable chairs because starting this weekend, every Friday night is movie night under the stars at the amphitheater in Seaside. This Friday’s feature presentation is Disney’s academy award winning flick Big Hero 6. Feel free to pack a picnic basket with all your favorites or stop by Modica Market and pick up some goodies including sandwiches, chips, cookies, sodas, or even beer and wine. It’s going to be your summer go-to for quick shopping along the beach so grab the kiddos some treats and then find a comfy spot on the green for a fun family-friendly night.
Saturday, May 23 – Just steps away from the beautiful beaches in Seaside is the ever-popular Pickles Beachside Grill, just the spot to grab an all-American summertime meal. Enjoy juicy 6oz burgers made with grass-fed beef, their delicious free-range chicken burger, or a classic all beef hot dog! Other favorites include “funnel fries”, thick and creamy milkshakes, and “Pickle’s Extreme Root beer Float.” Of course, no visit is complete without at least one serving of their famous fried pickles served with ranch for dipping.
Sunday, May 24 – Break out your low back chairs and blankets once again this weekend because Alys Beach is hosting a spectacular concert and fireworks display. Delight in the area’s only fully professional symphony orchestra as the Sinfonia Gulf Coast takes the stage at the Alys Beach amphitheater starting at 7:30pm. Piper’s Kitchen food truck will also be on site to provide guests of the event with tasty fare. As if good music and food wasn’t enough, Alys Beach is wrapping up the night with a bang, literally, as they light up the night sky with a patriotic display of fireworks.
Monday, May 25 – Enjoy the holiday and take a moment to remember our service men and women.