Sandfest Next Week In Ocean City

A two-week event shining the spotlight on sandcastle building kicks off on Monday. Photo by Chris Parypa A two-week event shining the spotlight on sandcastle building kicks off on Monday. Photo by Chris Parypa

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Mayor and City Council along with Team Sandtastic and Special Event/T.E.A.M Productions invite the public to join in the official kickoff to OC Sandfest, a new summer event planned for August.

“We are excited to welcome Sandfest to our long list of activities and events,” said Mayor Rick Meehan. “Sand sculptures and sand castles are some of the first things you do with your family when you visit the beach. During this time of the season, we see an increase of families with young children. What better way to welcome these families and make memories that will last forever.”

The sand breaking ceremony will take place on the beach at N. Division Street on Monday, Aug. 18 at 8 a.m. Following the ceremony, internationally renowned professional sand sculptors from Team Sandtastic will begin creating exciting sand sculptures along the beach between North Division Street and 4th Street.

OC Sandfest is a two-week event, which will showcase all the excitement of sand sculpting along with interactive family attractions and activities.

From Aug. 18 through Aug. 22, visitors to Ocean City can watch as master champion sand sculptors transform the beach sand into creative works of art. With Mother Nature hopefully blessing the event, the sculptures will remain on display through Aug. 31st along the Ocean City Boardwalk from North Division Street to 4th Street.

The weekend of Aug. 23-24 will be filled with free fun family events and activities including sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, family games, sand sculpting competitions and more.

 

 

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