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U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge

November 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

USSSCDAE-logo-for-web-25Feb16Oooooh! This labor Day Weekend event is going to be so much fun! Located right on B Street Pier in the heart of downtown San Diego, this annual waterfront sand castle competition is HUGE! Join Cheryl's Caramels and experience this one of a kind event! Here's the scoop:

Looking for a fun event over Labor Day weekend in San Diego?

Well, look no more! It’s a 4-day extravaganza for the whole family!

We’re changing the name of America’s 8th largest city between Sep. 2nd and Sept. 5th, 2016.  We’re calling it SAND iegoTM.  Not only that, we’re building a beach high above the water, bringing 300 tons of sand to the ‘B’ Street cruise ship terminal pier, with our Big Bay on the West and downtown’s castles in the sky on the East.  It’s been called the most creative atmosphere in the world.  There’s nothing else like it anywhere. World Master Sand Sculptors come from Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands and Canada, from exotic places like Latvia and Singapore, to challenge the best in the U.S.  Their 3-dimensional art is astounding.  You’ll fall in love with it.  But you can’t take it with you.  The sculptures weigh over 10 tons each and they’d ruin your lawn.  So we have over 1,000 works of art that you can fall in love with, buy and take home. Oh, and there’s live entertainment (big bands, singers and more), a sand box and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, a great view of the bay, tall ships and cannon battles…. What more can you ask for?  What else is there?

Astonishing sand sculptures

  • World Masters Class: 11 master sculptors carving for 4 days… the World against the U.S…. the finest sculptures ever seen in San Diego.
  •  Cool California Carvers Class: 9 teams of 3 professionals each carving for 2 daysfamily icon

Dimensional art for the home

  • Metal, stone and wood
  • Hand-made clothing, accessories and jewelry
  • Glass, acrylics, ceramics
  • Wall art
  • Much more

Entertainment all weekend long

  • Big bands, singers, dancers, circus performers, more

Gourmet food trucks

  • A dozen trucks with 100 menu items from all over the country and the world

Kids activities

  • Sandbox, sand sculpture classes, Bubble Fun, European Bungie and more
  • Plus, a significant portion of the proceeds go toward arts education programs that help kids learn to learn

Support kids educational charities

The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition is open to the public for 4 full days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 2-5 September 2016, from 9am until 7pm daily. But wait, there’s more: special twilight hours from 7 until 9pm on Saturday night! The sculptures look unbelievable at night. Beer and wine will be available, and there’s entertainment too. Unique. Creative. Romantic


November 8, 2016
9:00 am - 7:00 pm


US Sand Castle Competition
1140 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA United States
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