84th Annual Great Sand Sculpture Competition

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Date(s) - 08/13/2016 - 08/14/2016
All Day

The BEACH in Long Beach


For the past 83 years, the Great Sand Sculpture Contest has brought together Long Beach and its surrounding communities to celebrate in our communities greatest natural asset: the beach.

This year, we’re so thrilled to host this FREE family-friendly communty event, complete with sculpture masterpieces of world-class professional sand artists, a semi-professional sculpting category, community competition and more. The contest is the longest standing of it’s kind in the nation and continues to be a staple of our community history and future.

This year’s festival will be a family party on the beach – complete with remarkable sand sculptures, a food court, vendor gallery, live music, kid zone and bar on the beach.

To sign-up a community team to participate in this year’s competition, please register at www.lbsandcastle.com. Community Team registration fees are $20, with all proceeds being donated to the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House.

A percentage of proceeds of this year’s event will be donated to the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House. With this in mind, the theme of this year’s competition will be “Childhood Joy.”

Do you have kids? The event will also include a kid’s zone, where kids can build their own sand­cas­tles! (with parent supervision.) giant slides, jumpers, climbing wall, parachute drop, hampster balls and a lot more fun.

Check out our website for more information and also if you are interested in helping out!