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Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park

2802 Omar Street

Port Huron, MI 48060

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6TH ANNUAL BLUE WATER SANDFEST RETURNS TO FORT GRATIOT LIGHT STATION JULY 6-8, 2018

A weekend full of fun for the whole family!

The strongest field of Masters yet assembled will compete in the 5th Annual Michigan Sand Sculpting Championships as Blue Water SandFest returns to the Fort Gratiot Light Station July 6-8, 2018.

The event has become one of the most important sand sculpture competitions in the United States and has been named one of USA Today’s Top 10.

This family-friendly event offers a wonderful array of activities for guests of all ages.

Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM ~ Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

EVENT FACTS

  • It takes a full week from start-up to tear-down
  • Over 500 tons of sand are brought to the Fort Gratiot Light Station
  • The public has three days to view the sculptures as they progress from piles of sand to works of art – Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • The event will feature 7 Master Sculptors and 10 Advanced Amateurs
  • Saturday - Amateur sculptors, individuals and groups, will compete. This is an open competition for kids, families, adults and groups.
  • Family fun - Kid’s Zone with sand sculpting lessons taught by professional artists, crafts
  • Live entertainment all weekend long – music, Quick Sand Competition, and sand sculpting demonstrations
  • Food vendors and the Lighthouse Beer Garden
  • Beach access for people to bring their towels and relax while watching the progress of the sculptors throughout the day
  • Free parking is available at St. Clair County Community College Welcome Center and Holland Woods Middle School - a trolley will provide round-trip transportation from there to the event

Children 4 and under are free.

All proceeds from Blue Water SandFest are used for restoration of the Fort Gratiot Light Station.

Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park, 2802 Omar Street, Port Huron, MI 48060

Additional event information is available at www.bluewatersandfest.com.

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2802 Omar Street

Port Huron, MI 48060

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