Sculptors from around the world will descend on Revere Beach, America’s first public beach, this weekend for the 2017 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival.
Each year sculptors travel far and wide to our stretch of sand to compete for one of the largest grand prizes in the world in a competition that has grown into one of the largest sand-sculpting festivals in the country.
Sculptors work for four days creating masterpieces on the beach with nothing but sand and water. In addition to the formal judging process, the event features a People’s Choice competition where the public gets to vote for its favorite sculpture.
This year’s festival, with the theme of the Tall Ships and the USS Constitution, also features a full line-up of live entertainment, amusement rides, fireworks, a food truck festival, and much more, including the availability of lessons from highly trained, sand-sculpting professionals.
The Sand Sculpting Festival, as always, is an enormous undertaking that will attract hundreds of thousands of spectators. Our thanks for the success of the festival belong to the team of volunteers and city employees, especially our public safety departments, who have spent countless hours to ensure that families of all ages can enjoy this event in a safe and friendly environment.
We urge as many of our local residents as possible to use public transportation (or walk, bike, or jog!) to get to the festival because access by automobile will be all but impossible.
Hours for the 2017 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival on Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22, are from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and on Sunday, July 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday night at 9 p.m. there will be fireworks launched from a barge off Revere Beach. Admission is free and open to the public.