2018 Best of Show - "Tale of the Plastic Whale"

Congratulations, Northcoast Environmental Center!

SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL

GRAB YOUR SHOVELS

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Now in its third decade, the Sand Sculpture Festival is a fun family event for all ages. Come out and do something creative in the sand, or just enjoy the beach and the spectacle.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019

REGISTRATION - Onsite from 10 a.m. to noon or register online below

PRIME TIME SPECTATING -2 to 4 p.m.

AWARD CEREMONY - 3 p.m.

2019 Poster

Grab your shovels and your buckets, the 24th Annual Sand Sculpture Festival is almost here! This fundraiser for Friends of the Dunes will take place on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the northern end of the Samoa Drag Strip. Come play in the sand for a good cause!

 

Build a sculpture and compete for cash prizes! The registration fee is $20 for teams of 6 or less and $25 for teams of more than 6. Register early below for a discounted early-bird registration fee.

 

Award categories include: Best of Show, People’s Choice, Staff Pick, Most Dedicated Diggers, Best Youth Sculptor, and the coveted Golden Shovel which will be awarded for the best sculpture by one of our Business Partners!

 

This event is free for spectators, but a $1 to $5 sliding scale donation is encouraged to support Friends of the Dunes and our free education programs. Every dollar donated gets you a people’s choice flag to vote for your favorite sculpture. Bring your wallet and appetite, food vendors will be on site! Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.

2019 Sand Sculpture Festival Photos

Click here for photos from our 2019 Sand Sculpture Festival

ARCHIVE OF PAST SCULPTURES

Click here for a full archive of our past sculptures.

REGISTER YOUR TEAM

Registration is open from 10 a.m. to noon at the Samoa Drag Strip