**A Labor Day weekend-long extravaganza for the whole family!**
If you are looking to travel over Labor Day weekend, look no further than the 6th Annual US Sand Sculpting Challenge in San Diego, CA!
One of the top 20 “Must See” seaside festivals in the world according to American Express, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will return to San Diego’s downtown waterfront for 2017. The 6th annual edition will be open to the public Sept. 1-4. The Port of San Diego is again Presenting Sponsor, as the event is held on its beautiful Broadway Pier and Landing.
World’s best sculptors
Top sculptors from all over the world challenge the best in the U.S. for $60,000 in appearance and prize money, and of course, their national pride. World Masters come from places like Russia, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Canada and more, as well as all over the USA, to
compete for individual honors. Many more of California’s best compete in 3-person teams. All sculptors come by invitation only.
Other fun activities
In addition to witnessing one of the most important sand sculpture competitions in the world, patrons will see and be able to buy over 1,000 one-of-a-kind works of art, enjoy live entertainment from bands paying tribute to the Beatles, Beach Boys, Dylan, Journey and other greats — even a special appearance by Elvis. They can lunch, snack or have dinner on the Bay with food and drink from over a dozen gourmet food trucks and a wine and beer garden. Their kids can play in a huge sandbox (what else?) and enjoy rides and free activities in the expanded Arts for Learning/San Diego Kids Zone.
Tickets are available online at ussandsculpting.com. Active duty military and other first responders get in free on Friday, which is “Preview Day.” Hours are Friday from 9am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9am-7pm; and Monday, Labor Day, from 9am-5pm.