Long Beach Sand Sculpture Art & Music FestivalSaturday & Sunday August 13 - 14, 2016

Long Beach Sand Sculpture Art & Music Festival



August 13-14, 2016

10:00am to 10:00pm

Event Information

This year's 84th Annual Long Beach Sand Sculpture Competition will feature an impressive centerpiece sculpture built from a dream team of professionals creating an impressive work of art from sand for your enjoyment. The sculpture will be dramatically lit for incredible night time viewing.

You can also try your creative design skills and build your own sculpture.
Or simply wander the varied vendor booths of Art, Crafts and Food Tents.
There will even be Bar Service available (for those over 21) to partake
while enjoying some of Long Beach's best live music!


Amateur contest sign up on site Saturday between 7:00am and 9:00am judging at 2:00pm Please bring everything you'll need... Shovels, buckets etc.

Food Court

Full Bar

Try your hand at sand sculpting and win up to $500! Sign-up your own sand sculpting team of up to 10 at www.lbsandcastle.com The community competition will take place Saturday, August 15th from 9:00am - 3:00pm

Join us for the day to simply meander our arts and crafts vendor booths and food tents while enjoying some of Long Beaches best live music.

Do you have kids? The event will include an impressive kid’s zone, where kids can build their own sandcastles! (with parent supervision) giant slides, jumpers, climbing wall, parachute drop, hamster balls and a lot more fun.

Keeping a community event focus, all proceeds of this year's event go to directly support The Center, an impactful non-profit organization in Long Beach supporting the Greater Long Beach LGBTQ community by offering assistance and providing education about emotional and physical health, housing, cultural and social activities, and legal and social justice. To learn more about the great work The Center does and how you can support, visit their website at www.centerlb.org

We look forward to seeing you at this year's event!
Also if you are interested in volunteering to help out! 


Live Music: 

To be announced

Amateur Sculpting Competition:

To be announced



The parking lot between the pier and the Belmont Plaza Pool
and the parking lot east of the pool.


Do you have kids? The event will also include a Kid’s Zone, where they can build their own sandcastles! (with parent supervision). We’ll also have giant slides, jumpers, a climbing wall, a parachute drop, hamster balls and a lot more fun


Granada Beach
Belmont Shore, CA 90803

Event Sponsorship Opportunities


Retail Vendor Space Available

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Click here to download / view Retail Vendor Requirements - Application

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Selling vendors are required to obtain a Special Events Vendor Permit from the
Business License Department for the event. The current fees are $50.37 PER DAY.

Link to the City of Long Beach Licensing Application Click Here. On that page see
heading "Special Events" at the bottom of that heading i s a link to the application...
"Special Events Vendor Application"

Food Vendors will need will need a "Temporary Food Facility Permit"
Click Here

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