Sand Sculpture Festival

  • Recurrence: Recurring on the 2nd Saturday of July
  • Location: Humboldt Coastal Nature Center Beach
  • Address: 220 Stamps Ln
  • Arcata, CA
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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We will kick off the 27th Annual Sand Sculpture Festival with a fun day at the beach! Ten teams will be invited to participate during the Saturday, July 9th event where they will create their sandy masterpieces for all to see. Community members are invited to come view these incredible works of art from 11 am to 5 pm. The best time to view finished pieces will be from 2 to 5 pm. 

The Kick-Off event will trigger a month long physically-distanced Sand Sculpture Festival taking place until the end of July. During the Dispersed Sand Sculpture Festival, teams are invited to create their own sandy creations on local beaches, send photos of their sand sculptures to Friends of the Dunes, post creations on social media, vote for their favorites, and be entered to win exciting prizes. Plan to make a date with a sandy stretch of beach and get creative with your family and friends this July! More information on how to enter coming soon. 

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We are so excited that events are happening again. Event details are being updated as information becomes available. Before making plans, please check the event or festival website or Facebook page.