Blue Water Sand Fest
7/3/2015 (All Day) to 7/5/2015
Fort Gratiot Lighthouse -
2802 Omar Street Port Huron, MI 48060

Master and Advanced Amateur Sculptors from around North America will be gathering for the 6th Annual Michigan Sand Sculpting Championships when Blue Water SandFest returns to the Fort Gratiot Light Station July 6-8, 2018. The event has become one of the most important sand sculpture competitions in the United States and has been named one of USA Today’s Top 10.  
This family-friendly event offers a wonderful array of activities for guests of all ages.  

Event Fun Facts

  • It takes a full week from start-up to tear-down 
  • Over 500 tons of sand are brought to the Fort Gratiot Light Station from Mid Michigan Materials in Jeddo 
  • The public has three days to view the sculptures as they progress from piles of sand to works of art – Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 8 
  • The event will feature 7 Master Sculptors and 10 Advanced Amateurs 
  • New this year – The SandFest Vendor Village will be set up at the south end of the site and will feature arts, crafts, clothing and jewelry. 
  • Local summer day camp programs will have the opportunity to participate in sand sculpting schools on Thursday and Friday 
  • Friday – Salute to our Heroes and Educator’s Day o All active duty and veterans of the armed services, first responders and border patrol get in free with valid ID o
  • All education employees get in free with valid ID ? Saturday – Amateur sculptors, individuals and groups, compete. This is an open competition for kids, families, adults and groups with pre-registration available at www.bluewatersandfest.com 
  • Family fun – Kid’s Zone with sand sculpting lessons taught by professional sand sculptors 
  • Live entertainment all weekend – music, Quick Sand Competition, and sand sculpting demonstrations
  •   Food vendors and the Lighthouse Beer Garden 
  • Beach access for people to bring their towels and relax on the beautiful Lake Huron shore while watching the progress of the sculptors throughout the day

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