This weekend, the 28-31 is usually considered the unofficial start of summer here in the US. Everyone usually have at least 3 days off, there are BBQs and parades, things of that nature.
In our area it is usually all about hanging on the beach and BBQ.
I just rented a boat for that Saturday, so we will be cruising on the inter-coastal (the area between the barrier islands and the main land) all day long.
Going out into the open Gulf of Mexico is not recommended unless you have a lot of boating experience, which we do not. The inter-coastal is like a road, the waters are very shallow, so they have dug canals that are marked that the boats have to follow (unless you want to get stuck).
We will bring the dogs and a little BBQ as well. We did that once before Sarah was born, when we only had one dog, and it was a lot of fun! (Bob the dog loves boats!)