Saturday will feature professional sand sculptors and community viewing, and Sunday will be the main event with community and corporate teams, vendors and attractions for all ages.
Last August, Granada Beach on Belmont Shore came alive with the 79th contest. Twenty-four amateur teams from surrounding schools, neighborhoods and businesses showed off their creative skills and competed for various prizes while thousands of people cheered them on. The Port of Long Beach celebrated its centennial anniversary with a centerpiece sand sculpture built by professionals. All of the proceeds were donated to Miller Children’s Hospital of Long Beach.
Rotaract Long Beach, the young nonprofit organization behind the event, will once again team up with Alfredo’s Beach Club to organize this year’s Sand Sculpture Contest.
The event will feature everything from top professional sand sculptors and corporate teams to local youth building their very first sand castle. Sculptures will be judged on uniqueness of sculpture, difficulty of construction, and display and concept. The day will also include a kid’s zone, arts and crafts vendors, live music and food.
General attendance is free. Various levels for sponsorships and contributions are listed on the website. All event proceeds will benefit charity.