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Free Sand Sculpting Workshops for the Sun & Sea Festival Sunday, June 24th or Sunday, July 8th

Jun 09, 2018 12:39PM ● By Paul Spear

Free Sand Sculpting Workshops for the Sun & Sea Festival Sunday, June 24th or Sunday, July 8th

Learn, Practice and Sign-Up to Compete at the 2018 Sun & Sea Festival July 14

Attend Free Sand Sculpting Workshop on Sunday, June 24 or Sunday, July 8 and Receive 50% Discount Off Team Registration Fee


Do you aspire to be like a professional sand sculptor? Attend an upcoming sand sculpting workshop and learn how to create amazing sandcastles for the Sun and Sea Festival. Put a team together, sign up online and get a 50% discount for your team registration in the Open Division.  Team sand sculpting is the perfect outdoor summer activity whether a group of family and friends or a local business putting together a team building exercise; it’s both fun and rewarding. All teams compete for prizes at the Sun & Sea Festival on July 14.


Learn the craft from professionals at Sand Sculpting lessons:

Lessons will be held on two weekends -Sunday, June 24 and Sunday, July 8

  • “Like” us on Facebook or check back on our website for workshop times.


The tools you will need: Shovels, buckets, straws and fine carving knives. For kids, many Imperial Beach shops sell sandcastle building toys made out of brightly colored molded plastic. Kits include a small shovel and rake, and several molded shapes that look like castles.


To sign up for the competition: Register via the website at

Select from main menu: How Can I Participate?

Select: 2018 Sandcastle Building Competition

Select a category: Open Division (Families, Amateurs and Corporate Teams) or Kids n’ Kastles (kids under 12-years)


Practice now with these sandcastle building tips:

·         Build sandcastles near water, but not too close as the tides rise your castle can be destroyed.

·         Fill your buckets with water to saturate the sand. Wet sand sticks together and allows you to form castle structures. Work fast and keep the sand from drying out.

·         Construct towers by stacking sand patties about the size and shape of thick pancakes, or make a big pile of sand and carve into it.

·         Seal your towers by gently spraying with a spray bottle filled with water.

Saturday, July 14, 2018-- Pier Plaza and Dunes Park areas along Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach

8 am – 2 pm Sandcastle Competition: Master Class Division and Open Division (Families, Amateurs and Corporate Teams) Plots are laid out adjacent to the Pier

Noon – 1:30 Kids ‘n Kastles Competition on the sand at Dune’s Park
2 pm – 4 pm Sandcastle judging 
4 pm – 5 pm Sandcastle Awards Ceremony at Pier Plaza


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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 

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