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4 Aug 2022
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We celebrate the American labor movement with a long weekend to do nothing. Labor Day, which falls on Sept. 5 this year, signals the end of the summer season. Take advantage of the three-day weekend with a trip to Charleston’s beaches. After all, what’s better than sun, sand, and surf before getting back to reading, writing, and arithmetic?

Book with Sweetgrass Vacation Properties for the finest vacation rentals on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, Isle of Palms, and Wild Dunes Resort. Sweetgrass creates luxury experiences on South Carolina’s barrier islands to make lifetime memories. 

Dig into an authentic Lowcountry meal. Favorite restaurants range from The Atlantic Room at Kiawah Resort to the Salty Dog Cafe in Bohicket Marina. Soak up coastal charm at Acme Lowcountry Kitchen or enjoy homemade pasta and Italian dishes at Coda Del Pesce, both on Isle of Palms. 

Music on the Green at Freshfields Village takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. with the Wet Nose Dogs on Friday, Sept. 2, and the Blackwater Band on Saturday, Sept. 3. It’s a free, family-friendly concert series. Bring a blanket or chair, and enjoy!

On Sept. 3, the Cast Off Fishing Tournament at the Mount Pleasant Pier takes place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., with prizes in several categories, including youth. 

Some other favorite activities include an oyster roast as Labor Day also kicks off the oyster season. Get a bushel of oysters to feed a party of five. Scrub and rinse the oysters before placing them on a grill on high heat. Arrange the oysters in a single layer on a metal sheet and cover them with a wet, clean towel. Close the grill lid and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the oysters open. Use tongs to transfer roasted oysters to a platter and serve with cocktail sauce and saltine crackers. Voila!

You’ve already fired up your rental property’s grill, so plan a fun-filled cookout. Pick up your groceries at Publix or Harris Teeter, then prepare hamburgers, hot dogs, and all your family’s favorites. 

Make your plans now to come to the Charleston coast for Labor Day.