World's Most Incredible Sand Festivals
Sand Sculpting Australia in Frankston, Victoria
This incredible sand festival stages a sand sculpture exhibition, relocated their host city to Frankston in 2008. The exhibition, which is held over three months at the start of each year, now coincides with – and is now a feature of – the Frankston Waterfront Festival weekend.
International Sand Sculpture Festival - Pera Algarve
Described as the largest sand sculpture event in the world, the International Sand Sculpture Festival or Festival Internacional de Escultura em Areia (FIESA) has been held in Pêra, Algarve annually since 2003.
Each year about 60 artists use 35000 tons of sand to create 50 works of art. Each year the exhibition has a different theme: discoveries, Hollywood films and characters, wonders of the World, mythology among others. The exhibition is open in the evenings with atmospheric lighting.
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
World Championship of Sand Sculptures, located on the beach near the lagoon. Held each year just after Labour Day (first Monday in Sept), master sand sculptors from around the world compete to build sand castles, sand figures and anything else they can think of as long as it is made from sand and water. The sculptures remain on exhibition for one month afterwards.
Travemünde in Lübeck, Germany
The annual Sand festival in Travemünde is known as the Sand World. Even at the crossing on the ferry on the Travelodge could be seen in summer high up to ten feet sculptures. The team consisted of some 75 sculptors, who work the sand figures from the malls, from top to bottom. There were several tools used by the brush up to the trowel. The sand did not come from the Baltic Sea, the sand is from the Meuse.
Lac Beauchamp Park in Gatineau, Quebec Canada
Lac Beauchamp Park in Gatineau, Quebec Canada is a large wooded park of 172 hectares built around a small lake in the middle of the suburban sprawl of the eastern part of the city. The city offers several recreational activities in and around the park chalet. Several groups, such as ornithologists, entomologists, and garden lovers use the building and the nature preserve around it for their activities.
There is an annual sand sculpture competition on the beach.