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DATES FOR EVENTS
 IF DATES HAVE BEEN VERIFIED THEY WILL APPEAR LIKE THIS:    November 18-21, 2016 
IF DATES HAVE NOT BEEN VERIFIED THEY WILL APPEAR LIKE THIS:     November 18-21, 2016  

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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN NOVEMBER


Event Name:
American Sandsculpting Championship
Location City:
Fort Myers Beach
Location State:
Florida
Dates:   Last two weeks of November 
Type of event:
Sandsculpting Competition
Level:
Master Solos, Duos, Advanced Amateur, Florida State Championships, Amateur
How to Enter:
Bill@thesandlovers.com
Attendance Estimates: 80,000 (plus)
Web site:
http://www.fmbsandsculpting.com 
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes
Notes: The annual event, CELEBRATING ITS 31st year, owed much of its success to the area's natural resources, which are considered the best in the world for sand sculpting events. Continues to be the largest sand sculpting event in the state of Florida and one of the largest in the world.
Map of local area: Click here

 


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November Continued

Event Name: Siesta Key Crystal Classic
Location City:
Siesta Key
Location State:
Florida
Dates:     November 10-14, 2017  
Type of event:
Sandsculpting Competition & Festival
Level:
Master Doubles and Amateur
How to Enter:
By invitation
Attendance Estimates:
33,000
Web site:
http://siestakeycrystalclassic.com/
Free Lessons for spectators: YES
Notes:
Map of local area: Click here




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November Continued

Event Name: Sanding Ovations Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival
Location City: Treasure Island
Location State: Florida
Dates:    3rd weekend in November 
Type of event: Sandsculpting & Music Festival
Level: Master Solo
How to Enter: see web site
Attendance Estimates: unknown
Web site:
Free Lessons for spectators: Unknown
Notes: SANDING OVATIONS is Treasure Island's First Annual Master Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival, a four day competition of eight sand sculpting masters from throughout North America, who create astonishing works of art using nothing but sand, water and lots of their own imagination.
Map of local area: Click here



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Event Name: International Sand Art Competition
Location City: Casa Marina Resort, Key West
Location State: FL
Dates::     Last weekend in November  
Type of event: professional sand sculpting competition
Level: Masters
How to Enter: Invitation
Attendance Estimates: 15,000
Web site: www.sandartkeywest.com
Free Lessons for spectators: Check website
Notes:



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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN OCTOBER


Event Name: Sandcastle Days
Location City: South Padre Island (SPI)
Location State: Texas
Dates:    October 5-8, 2017  
Type of event: Sandsculpting Festival
Level: Master
How to Enter: see web site
Attendance Estimates: 30,000
Web site: http://www.sandcastledays.com/
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes
Notes: Amateur and professional sand sculptors from all over the world descend on South Padre Island every year to create beautiful works of art using natural elements of the beach.
Map of local area: Click here


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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER


Event Name:
Navarre Beach Sand Sculpting Festival
(National Championships of Soft Pack)

Location City:
Navarre Beach
Location State:
FL
Dates:
  Postponed - Dates to be Announced 
Type of event:
Festival
Level:
Master Solo and Amateurs
How to Enter:
see web site
Attendance Estimates:30,000

Web site: http://navarresandsculpting.com
Free Lessons for spectators: YES
Notes:
Seven of the world's top soft sand sculptors are coming to compete at Navarre Beach next to the Navarre Beach Pier.
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SEPTEMBER CONTINUED

Event Name: North American Sandsculpting Championship (Neptune Festival)
Location City:
Virginia Beach
Location State:
VA
Dates:
    September 29 - October 1, 2017  
Type of event:
Festival
Level:
Master Solo, Doubles and Amateurs 
How to Enter:
See web site
Attendance Estimates:
30,000 at Sand Sculpting - Over 300,000 attend Event
Web site:
http://www.neptunefestival.com/
Free Lessons for spectators: Unknown
Notes:
Watch as grains of sand are turned into masterpieces! The Neptune Festival announces the return of the ever-popular North American Sandsculpting Championship to the Oceanfront. Internationally known and one of the largest competitions of its kind on the East Coast, this event draws more than 300 competitors in all divisions.
Map of local area:
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Event Name: Sand Castle and S’MORES
Location City: Pacific Beach
Location State: WA
Dates:    Sept. 16-18, 2016  
Type of event: Festival
Level: Amateur Competition with Masters exhibition sculpture
How to Enter: at Pacific Beach State Park
Attendance Estimates: unknown
Web site: Facebook: Sand Castles and S'MOREs Pacific Beach, Washington
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sand-Castles-and-SMOREs-Pacific-Beach-Washington/287224401416381
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes
Notes: 23rd annual. Competition is Saturday, September 13. Specials at area businesses. For more information, please contact Cindy at 360.589.7751.
Map of local area: Pacific Beach is located on the Washington coast, just over 1 1/2 hours from Olympia off SR 109.


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SEPTEMBER CONTINUED

Event Name: Annual Sand Sculpture Contest
Location City: Point Reyes - Drakes Beach
Location State: CA
Dates:    September 3, 2017  
Type of event: Contest
Level: Amateur
How to Enter: See web site
Attendance Estimates: unknown
Web site: http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/events_sandsculpturecontest.htm
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes:
We welcome all ages at this free community event located at Drakes Beach. Categories include: Children (14 and under), Families, Adult Individuals, and Adult Groups. Three prizes will be awarded in each of those categories, along with prizes for the sculpture with the most recycled plastic included.
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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN AUGUST

Event Name:  Annual CNE International Sand Sculpting Competition
Location City:
Toronto
Location Country:
Ontario, CANADA
Dates:      August 18 - September 4, 2017   

Type of event:
Canadian National Exhibition
Level:
Masters Invitational
How to Enter:
see website
Attendance Estimates:
Unknown
Web site:
www.theex.com/attractions/
Free Lessons for spectators: no
Notes: What do you get when you combine sand with six artists from six countries over six days? Based on the success of the CNE’s international sand sculpting competition last year, the CNE goes global again this summer with six artists from across the world converging on Toronto to compete in the CNE’s second International Sand Sculpting Competition/exhibition. Each competitor will be working with 10 tons of sand from which they will create their own indigenous sculpture
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AUGUST CONTINUED 


Event Name:
Sand in the City® Olympia
Location City: Olympia
Location State: Washington
Dates:  UNKNOWN 
Type of event: Corporate Challenge Fund Raising Contest
Level: Impressive
How to Enter: Contact Amy Brockman at eventsmanager@hocm.org if you'd like to have a team
Attendance: 45,000
Web site: Hands On Children's Museum Sand in the City
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes
Notes: Benefit for the Hands On Children's Museum. Now at the Museum's new site. Featuring over 40 activities for the whole family. 13th anniversary event.
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AUGUST CONTINUED 

Event Name: Alliance for Coney Island and Astella Development Corporation's 23rd Annual Sand Sculpting Contest
Location City: Coney Island Beach, Brooklyn
Location State: New York
Dates: Check Website
Type of event: Sandsculpting Competition
Level: All levels
How to Enter: http://ow.ly/nsO44
Attendance Estimates:
Web site: ConeyIslandFunGuide.com/SandSculpting
Free Lessons for spectators:
Notes: 23rd year of event, live music and performances in addition to sand sculptors.



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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN JULY


Event Name: Blue Water SandFest
Location City: Port Huron
Location State: Michigan
Dates:     July 14-16, 2017    
Type of event:
Master, Advanced Amateur and Amateur Sandsculpting Festival
Level: Master Solos, Advanced Amateur, Amateur Categories (Michigan State Championships)
How to Enter:info@thesandlovers.com
Attendance Estimates:
10,000+
Web site: www.bluewatersandfest.com
Free Lessons for spectators: YES
Notes:
5th year. Master, Advanced Amateur and Amateur levels.The only Master level competition in Michigan. Along with sand sculpting there will be live music, lots of vendors and other activities.
Map of local area: Click Here




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JULY CONTINUED ↓

Event Name: Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition
Location City: Parksville
Location Country: Canada, BC
Dates:     July 14 - August 20, 2017    
Type of event: Sandsculpting/Beach Festival and Exhibition
Level: Master Solos and Teams
How to Enter: info@parksvillebeachfest.ca
Attendance Estimates:
82,784
Web site: http://www.parksvillebeachfest.ca/
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes: Master Sand Sculptors travel from all corners of the globe to participate in this remarkable competition and exhibit. Sculptors have 24 hours over three days to create their masterpieces from just sand and water (and a lot of ingenuity!)
Map of local area: Click Here


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JULY CONTINUED ↓

Event Name: Kites and Castles
Location City: Ogallala, Lake McConaughy
Location State: Nebraska
Dates:  Event Cancelled for 2016
Type of event: Amateur building contest
Level: Several amateur classes
How to Enter: Website, Opens in May
Attendance: 3,000
Web site: www.kitesandcastles.com
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes: Free family event.
Map of local area:



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JULY CONTINUED ↓

Event Name: Arts In Action
Location City: Port Angeles
Location State: Washington
Dates:    UNKNOWN  
Type of event: "Arts In Action" Festival Sandsculpting Competition
Level: Master 
How to Enter: See Website
Attendance Estimates: 15,000
Web site: Events Calendar - Arts in Action
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes
Notes: Part of Arts in Action, a large arts show, music, sand sculpture viewing, and a "Sand-Posium" with the Masters showing how they do their magic.
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Event Name: Sandsations
Location City: Long Beach
Location State: WA
Dates:     3rd Weekend in July 
Type of event: Beach Sand Sculpture Contest, with a Masters Display sculpture in town.
Level: Amateur with Master Exhibit
How to Enter: Online form on web site
Attendance Estimates: Unknown
Web site: http://www.funbeach.com/events/sandsations/
Free Lessons for spectators: Demonstrations
Notes: Experience the thrill of watching sand sculptures come to life from beginning to end. Four solo sand artists are coming to create masters level sculptures in downtown Long Beach.
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JULY CONTINUED ↓


Event Name: Yoshida's Sand in the City®
Location City:  Portland
Location State:  Oregon
Dates:   July 19-21, 2013   
Type of event: Corporate Challenge Fund Raising Contest
Level: Impressive
How to Enter: Contact Dave Garske at Dave-Garske@Hoffmancorp.com if you'd like to have a team
Attendance Estimates: 60,000
Web site: www.yoshidasandinthecity.org
Free Lessons for spectators: YES
Notes:Family Friendly Event every day. FREE to the public. Friday is the Company Contest. Sat the Sand Coaches carve the display sculpture. Since 1996, and 3 different NPOs, this event keeps on chugging.
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JULY CONTINUED ↓

Event Name: Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival
Location City:  Revere Beach
Location State:  Massachusetts
Dates:   July 24-26, 2015 
Type of event: Sand Sculpting Festival and Centerpiece Sculpture
Level: Master Solo
How to Enter: Email at Website
Attendance Estimates: 700,000-800,000
Web site: http://www.NationalSandSculptingFestival.com
Free Lessons for spectators: Free Lessons for Children
Notes: The National Sand Sculpting Festival is celebrating its 12th year and attracts between 700,000-800,000 people from all over New England to see master sand-sculptors from all over the world competing for tens of thousands in prizes. The awards ceremony on Saturday night is capped off with a fireworks extravaganza. The main centerpiece sculpting begins before the individual completion between 10-15 master sculptors begins. Last year’s centerpiece sculpture was a 20 foot tall tribute to our armed forces. The event also includes live music and a gourmet food truck festival.
Map of local area:  click here


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JULY CONTINUED ↓

Event Name: Headlands BeachFest
Location City:  Mentor
Location State:  Ohio
Dates:   Last weekend in July - Visit website
Type of event: The coolest party on Ohio’s longest beach
Level: Master Exhibition and Amateur Contest
How to Enter: Email at Website
Attendance Estimates: 10,000
Web site: http://www.HeadlandsBeachFest.com
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes and demonstrations
Notes:Inaugural “wind, water & sand” event with arts vendors, kids’ games, kite flying, boating, food, and nonstop music
Map of local area:  click here


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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN JUNE

Event Name: Extreme Kayak Fishing Sand Sculpting Amateur Contest
Location City: Pompano Beach
Location State: Florida
Dates:  
Type of event: Amateur Contest with Extreme Kayaking
Level:  Amateurs
How to Enter: http://thesandlovers.com/estremesandcontest.htm
Attendance Estimates: Unknown
Web site: http://thesandlovers.com/estremesandcontest.htm
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes
Notes: Inaugural year
Map of local area: Click here


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Event Name
: Sand in the City® Omaha
Location City: Omaha ,
Location State: Nebraska
Dates:   June 5-7, 2016 
Type of event: Corporate Challenge Fund Raising Contest
Level: Impressive
How to Enter: Contact Tracy Fisher at tfisher@nchsfoundation.org if you'd like to have a team
Attendance: 30K last year
Web site: Sand in the City
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes
Notes: Family Friendly Event every day. FREE to the public. Friday is the Company Contest. Sat the Sand Coaches carve the display sculpture. Stage Entertainment, Kids Zone with Sand Box, Food Court, etc. 10th year in Omaha. Benefit for the Nebraska Children's Home, the last no cost adoption agency in the USA.
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 JUNE CONTINUED ↓


Event Name: Sand in the City® Arvada
Location City:
  Arvada
Location State:
  Colorado
Dates:   June 25, 26, 2016 
Type of event: Corporate Challenge Fund Raising Contest
Level: Impressive
How to Enter: Contact Dot Wright at dot@arvadachamber.org if you'd like to have a team
Attendance Estimates: Unknown, New Event
Web site: Arvada Chamber of Commerce
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes
Notes:
New Event. Free to the public. Benefit for the Arvada Chamber of Commerce.
Map of local area:  



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 JUNE CONTINUED ↓

Event Name: Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Contest
Location City: Isle of Palms
Location State: South Carolina
Dates:    2017 Dates Unknown   
Type of event: Amateur Contest
Level:  Amateurs
How to Enter: See website
Attendance Estimates: Unknown
Web site: http://www.iop.net/Departments/Recreation_Family_SandSculptingContest.aspx
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes:
Map of local area:


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 JUNE CONTINUED ↓

Event Name: Grand Haven Sand Sculpture Contest
Location City:
Grandhaven (Grand Haven City Beach)
Location State:
Michigan
Dates:    August 2017  
Type of event:
Amateur Contest
Level:
Amateur Only
How to Enter: cgeurink@grandhavenchamber.org
Attendance Estimates:
Unknown
Web site: https://www.facebook.com/sandsculpturecontest/
Free Lessons for spectators:
Notes:
Each year residents and visitors of the Grand Haven area have enjoyed the challenge of building art in the sand by participating in the Sand Sculpture Contest held annually on the last Saturday in June at the Grand Haven City Beach.
Map of local area: Click Here




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Event Name: Sand & Sawdust Festival
Location City: Ocean Shores
Location State: Washington
Dates:   Normally last weekend in June 
Type of event: Beach Sand Sculpture Contest, with Chainsaw carving and Solo Sand Masters at the Convention Center
Level: 2 Solo Masters, 3, 8-man Master's Teams, 40 total teams on the beach.
How to Enter: Enter through the website

Attendance: 10K
Web site:Ocean Shores Action Committee for Tourism - Event and Activity Guide
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes, Friday and Sun.
Notes: Fine Family Event. Come take a lesson on Fri, and enter your family in the contest on Sat.





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 JUNE CONTINUED ↓


Event Name: Master Sandsculpting Competition
Location City: Hampton Beach
Location State: NH
Dates:   June 15th, 2016   
Type of event: "Arts In Action" Sandsculpting Competition
Level: Master Solo Only
How to Enter: www.GregGrady.com
Attendance Estimates: Unknown
Web site: http://www.hamptonbeach.org/sandcastle-competition.cfm
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes (signup required)
Notes: Over the last five years, this invitational only event has grown in leaps and bounds making it the largest Masters competition in the Northeast United States.
Map of local area: Click here


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 JUNE CONTINUED ↓

Event Name: Cannon Beach SandCastle Festival
Location City: Cannon Beach
Location State: Oregon
Dates:   June 10-12, 2016 
Type of event: Beach Sand Sculpture Contest
Level: Masters Teams, Intermediate Teams, Novice and Kids Teams
How to Enter: Enter through the website
Attendance: 10K
Web site: Sandcastle Festival 2013 Cannon Beach Oregon
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes: Since 1964, large beach contest. 50 teams. Watch the tide when you park your car on the beach.


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 JUNE CONTINUED ↓


Event Name: EuropaSand European Sand Sculpting Championships
Location City:
 Jesolo
Location Country:
 Italy
Dates:
UNKNOWN
Type of event:
14th Jesolo International Sand Sculpture Festival
Level:
Masters
How to Enter:
info@europasand.com
Attendance Estimates: Above 100,000

Web site:
www.EuropaSand.com
Free Lessons for spectators:
Basic-advanced academic [for credit] workshops for students
Notes: 16 International Masters & 13 Italian national amateurs in competitions for solos and exhibitions for doubles and team. All judging in all divisions is done by a panel of sand sculptors who are not competing.



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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN MAY

Event Name: Siesta Key, Amateur Contest
Location City: Siesta Key
Location State: Florida
Dates:   Always second weekend in May (2017)  
Type of event: Amateur Contest
Level:  Amateurs
How to Enter:
Attendance Estimates: Unknown
Web site:
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes: Started in 1972
Map of local area: Click here



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Event Name: Sandcastle Day
Location City: Los Cobos (Vidasoul Beach)
Location State: Mexico
Dates:   May 24th 
Type of event: Sandsculpting Festival
Level: Amateur contest with Master Exibition Sculpture
How to Enter: Form on Website
Attendance Estimates: Unknown
Web site:http://www.vidasoul.com
Free Lessons for spectators: YES
Notes: This annual sand sculpting contest is mainly for amateurs. Enjoy BBQ, Live Music and demonstrations by a professional sculptor.
Map of local area:  



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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN MARCH

SORRY, WE COULDN'T FIND ANY EVENTS IN MARCH

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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN APRIL


Event Name: Texas SandFest
Location City: Port Aransas
Location State: Texas
Dates:     April 21-23, 2017  
Type of event: Sandsculpting Competition & Festival
Level: Master Duos, Solos and Amateurs
How to Enter: texassandfest@yahoo.com
Attendance Estimates: 100,000
Web site: http://www.texassandfest.com
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes, offer lessons during the event and the week before for amateurs to prepare.
Notes: Claimed to have the largest attendance numbers in the United States. Great event with ton's of vendors.
Map of local area: Click here



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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN JANUARY

SORRY, WE COULDN'T FIND ANY EVENTS IN JANUARY


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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN FEBRUARY

SORRY, WE COULDN'T FIND ANY EVENTS IN FEBRUARY



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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN DECEMBER

 SORRY, WE COULDN'T FIND ANY EVENTS IN DECEMBER

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Sculpture by Melineige Beauregard
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Sculpture by Morgan Rudluff
(2012 Blue Water SandFest)