The biggest event in Port Aransas every year is SandFest and has been since 1997—and it’s back for another exciting year. SandFest 2018 will be held from April 27th at 10 a.m. to April 29th at 5 p.m., rain or shine.
This event is the largest native-sand sculpture competition in the US and draws in tens of thousands of visitors every year. Amateur and professional artists can enter the competition to design what they hope will be the winning sand sculpture. Even if you have no sand sculpting abilities of your own, you can enjoy the event as a spectator, eating delicious food, enjoying live music, letting the kids play a number of games, and shopping at hundreds of unique vendors for arts and crafts, furniture, clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, and more.
The event will be held at the same area of beach as usual, with mile markers 10 through 14 being the most active. You can view a map of the event here.
Tickets for adults cost $10 and last all three days. Children under 12 get in free. Each year, SandFest has a different theme, and the event always raises money for local charities.
Will you be at SandFest 2018? We at Aransas Autoplex hope to see you there.