ABOUT THE CONTEST
For the past 83 years, the Great Sand Sculpture Contest has brought
together Long Beach and its surrounding communities to celebrate in our
communities greatest natural asset: the beach.
This year, we're so thrilled to host this traditional communty event, complete with sculpture masterpieces of world-class professional sand artists, a semi-professional sculpting category, community competition and more. The contest is the longest standing of it’s kind in the nation and continues to be a staple of our community history and future.
This year's festival will be a family party on the beach - complete with remarkable sand sculptures, a food court, vendor gallery, live music, kid zone and bar on the beach.
A percentage of proceeds of this year's event will be donatd to Long Beach Ronald McDonald House.