Clean off those grills, stock up on some hotdogs and sunscreen – Memorial Day is fast approaching! Whether you are a local gearing up for the long weekend or a visitor enjoying a relaxing break on our island, we hope you enjoy the official start of summer!

In case you’re looking for things to do and see over the holiday weekend, we’ve put together some of our top picks:

Coconut Cup SUP Festival: May 21st – 24th

The 2nd Annual Coconut Cup Festival is a three-day Stand Up Paddleboarding festival consisting of several WPA point races. You can register for the event at Paddleguru.com!

Reef Jam: May 24th

Reef Jam if an annual music fundraiser at Rainbow Beach that features all local artists, guest speakers, community organizations, a Reeftivity Zone where children can play tons of fun reef-related games, and can learn how to snorkel, and of course tons of information about our reefs and why they are so important. Funds raised at the annual event are given back to the community in the form of Mini-Grants for projects that support the Reef Jam mission.

Centerline would like to join in on the fun with our very first social media photo contest! Simply post a picture of how you are celebrating the Memorial Day weekend, tag any of our Centerline pages on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and include the hashtag #MemorialDaySTX. Photos with the most likes will win a $25 gift certificate on your next rental with Centerline!

Finally, as a closing, it is important to note that Memorial Day is much more than a sun-tanning, barbequing day off – it is a holiday to remember and honor those that have bravely fought and gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. In memory of many, in honor of all – we thank you.