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Annual American Sandsculpting Championship

Oct 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

World Champion Sand Sculpting

Fort Myers Beach hosts the largest sand sculpting event in the state.  Considered a "Must See" experience and one of the TOP TEN best sand sculpting competitions in the world by USA Today and CNN Travel.

Featuring more than 30 sand sculptures (using more than 1,000 tons of beach sand), an amateur contest, state championships, sand sculpting demonstrations & lessons, and a Quick Sand Speed Sand Sculpting Competition where two sculptors go head-to-head for a ten minute sculpting competition for a subject selected by someone in the audience.  Voting is based on your applause!


This event is fun for the whole family with vendors, food trucks, and a kids zone where the little ones can try their hand at building their own masterpieces! Throughout the full 10 days of the event, there are typically 50,000 or more people that wander the beach, looking at the wonderful masterpieces. 

Since the competition takes place along the beach and behind a number of resorts, complimentary parking is available at the Lovers Key parking area and a free shuttle to and from is available.

So, come out and stick your toes in the sand and enjoy the art, sun and music.

The competition typically takes place in mid through late November. So, be sure to check out their website for a schedule of events and more about the sculptors!

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Topics: Attractions, Activities, Beaches, Fort Myers Beach, Outdoor

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