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See The Best at SANDFEST 2023

It’s back and it’s even better than before! Welcome to SandFest, the largest native sand sculpture event in the country, right on Port Aransas beach April 14th to 16th rain or shine.

The granular creations of SandFest are extraordinary works of art by the best-known stars in the sand sculpture universe. But you don’t have to be a beach DaVinci to attend, because SandFest is a terrific event for the whole family! Whether you watch the jaw-dropping master sculptures, compete in a team of 2, make your own masterpiece, or just watch, this is a beach bash for everyone!

With 11 Master Solo Sculptors, from as far away as Italy and France, 5 Master Duo Sculptors, 9 Semi Pro Sculptors, an unlimited number of amateur sculptors on teams or solo, plus 9 live music performances, and hundreds of vendors, there is sure to be something to tickle your toes besides the sparkly sand. There are 3 levels of sand artist from master’s to amateur so there is a category for everyone.

Photo credit: TexasSandFest.org

Eat your way down the beach, enjoying fried shrimp, tamales, corn dogs, fried chicken, sausage, funnel cakes, and refreshing beverages from slushies to cervezas. Go to Lesson Mountain and learn the art of sand sculpting from pros, visit the beer tents and slake your thirst, or enter your kids in the amateur contests.

Don’t miss performances by Rich Lockhart, Wilder Blue, Jon Stork, Outlaw singer Ty Dietz, Mark Powell, Cody Morris, The Texas String Assembly, and The John Elijah Band! April 16th between 3 and 5 p.m. is when the winner of the EZ-Go Express L6 golf cart, valued at $28,000 is announced!

Click here to buy your raffle ticket.

And don’t forget the Merch! Get your official Sandfest Caps, Koozies, and Tees too. Shop for jewelry, clothing, housewares, souvenirs, toys, and more at the road and beachside vendor booths.

All proceeds for this 501c(3) event go to support local scholarships and non-profit organizations, so feel good, have fun, and practice your beach artistry at the same time, guilt-free.

See you on the sand!

Click here to get your tickets today!


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