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Galveston AIA Sandcastle Competition
2013 AIA Sandcastle Competition
The AIA Sandcastle Competition held at East Beach in Galveston, Texas is fun for the whole family. I attended the 2011 event and took lots of pictures. It is wonderful to see how piles of sand are turned into amazing sculptures. If you are vacationing in Galveston this summer, check out this cool event.
Details for the 2013 27th Annual AIA Sancastle Competition
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Galveston East Beach 1923 Boddeker, Galveston, Texas 77550
The crews start their preparation and set up at 7am. Visitors can watch the process from the ground up starting at 9am. Questions are encouraged.
The crews busily work on their masterpieces from 10am - 3pm. The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite sand sculptures.
Judging begins at 3:00pm with the official awards ceremony at 4:30PM.
Parking is $10 per vehicle. Cash Only.
Parking is also available at Stewart Beach with a shuttle service running to East Beach. The lines are long to ride the shuttle, but it is better than being in the mile long line of cars waiting to park at East Beach.
Tips for an Enjoyable Day
1. Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. It gets very hot out there and if it is windy the sand can blow in your eyes.
2. Come early. Don't expect to come just for the judging. You will never get into the parking lot. Most people come early, bring an umbrella, chairs, and a cooler and spend the day at the beach.
3. Ride the shuttle bus. It beats trying to park at East Beach. Check out www.galveston.com for details.
4. Bring water and food. I was surprised at how little there was for sale. A few booths had free bottled water and I was very grateful for it.
5. Take lots of pictures.
6. Bring the kids. They will have a blast.
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