Some will end up grilling out, some will watch fireworks, but many visiting our coast will be beach bums all weekend.
The Crystal Coast was beaming with sunshine and beach goers on Friday with thousands enjoying our shoreline.
But the sour economy has some families taking a vacation for the first time this year.
One family came all the way from Pennsylvania and says they are staying with family to help keep costs down.
They say it will depend on the economy as to whether they'll take another vacation this year.