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Mix and Match to Craft Your Perfect Holiday Weekend

There’s a lot going on this weekend, but fortunately the long weekend means you have more time to enjoy it! Mix and match the events and locations below to craft your perfect holiday weekend.



Long weekends mean extra time spent by the pool! Come out to the Sandcastle this Memorial Day weekend for family fun and refreshments from Crystal Coast at the Sandcastle Grille and the Bar.

Remember: all members and guests must check in at the front desk and receive a wristband before heading out to the pools. Wristbands are issued daily to Sandcastle patrons above the age of three. The beach gate (8A) and pool gate will both be open for re-entry only with your wristband. 



Don’t skip the sand this weekend! If you’re headed to the beach, KICA has easy access to a beach comfort station located at boardwalk 8B (to the left of the Sandcastle) throughout the weekend.

If you have your Sandcastle wristband, you can also use the beach gate at boardwalk 8A and re-enter when you need a snack or break at the convenient pool restrooms.

Remember these tips to make your beach experience great for you, your furry friends, and Kiawah’s wildlife.



From yoga on the beach to a riverside oyster roast, you don’t need to travel far (or at all!) to take advantage of great events at the resort. 

See everything that’s happening.



Piccolo Spoleto Sunset Serenade With the Charleston Symphony Orchesta

Friday, May 24 | 8 p.m. | US Customs House

A free concert to launch the 2024 Piccolo Spoleto Festival featuring the Charleston Symphony under the direction of Artistic Director, Yuriy Bekker and featuring vocalist Kyaunnee Richardson. Grab your beach chair or blanket and head downtown for a lively night of music under the stars.


Music on the Green Concert Series at Freshfields Village

Friday, May 24 | 6-9 p.m. | Shem Creek Boogie Band

Saturday, May 25 | 6-9 p.m. | Silverton.

Head to the Village Green at Freshfields Village for a complimentary, outdoor concert Friday and Saturday nighs. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.


Medal of Honor Museum Grand Opening

Saturday, May 25 | All day | Patriots Point

The re-imagined space will open to the public on May 25, 2024. The museum, located on board the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant, is the national home to the Medal of Honor, the recipients who wear it, and the values inherent in the medal – courage, commitment, integrity, sacrifice, citizenship, and patriotism.


Atlantic Cup Sailing Race – Kick Off

Saturday, May 25 | 12 p.m. | Charleston Maritime Center

For the first time since 2018, the Atlantic Cup will take place May 25 – June 7, 2024. The Atlantic Cup is longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic and is the only US race dedicated to the Class40. The 2024 edition will start from Charleston, South Carolina on May 25, 2024 and culminate the weekend of June 7 in Portland, Maine.


Memorial Day Concert

Monday, May 27 | 3 p.m. | Hampton Park

This annual patriotic tradition features the combined Charleston Concert Band and Columbia Community Band in a concert ranging from rousing marches to Broadway show tunes, and concluding with a stirring musical tribute to each of the armed forces of our great country.


Don’t forget Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto with events throughout the weekend.



No commercial work is permitted on Kiawah during Memorial Day weekend, from Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27. Access will resume on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 a.m.

KICA’s administrative & maintenance offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 28.