Sand Sculpture Festival

  • Recurrence: Recurring on the 4th Saturday of July
  • Location: Samoa Drag Strip
  • Address: New Navy Base Rd
  • Samoa, CA 95502
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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July 28 2018

Now at a new location, the Sand Sculpture Festival is back and will continue to be a fun family event for all ages.

Come out and do something creative in the sand, or just enjoy the beach and the spectacle. The event is free for spectators, but a $1-$5 sliding scale donation is encouraged to support Friends of the Dunes and the free education and conservation programs they provide to the public.

Every dollar donated gets you a people’s choice flag to vote for your favorite sculpture. To sign-up a team for the competition, visit friendsofthedunes.org or register on-site between 8 and 10 a.m. The fee for teams of 6 and less is $15 and teams of more than 6 is $20.

This year the festival will take place on Saturday, July 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at northern end of the Samoa Drag Strip. The best time to view sculptures is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and awards will be announced shortly after 1 p.m. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged. For more information or to register your team, please contact Friends of the Dunes at (707) 444-1397 or info@friendsofthedunes.org.

We've moved locations! This year's event will be held at the Samoa Drag