The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the dates and theme for the 2018 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival, hosted at America’s first public beach, Revere Beach, established in 1896.
The annual festival draws upwards of 1 million spectators from all over the country who come to watch master sand sculptors compete for first prize in the Master Sand Sculpting Competition. The festival also features gourmet food trucks, live entertainment, local vendors, exhibitor booths, children’s sand sculpting lessons, and fireworks all over the course of three days.
Sand sculptors for the Master Sand Sculpting Competition are as follows; Helena Bangert of the Netherlands, Deborah Barrett/Cutulle of Saugus, Mélineige Beauregard of Quebec, Canada, Jonathan ‘Jobi’ Bouchard of Montreal, Canada, Enguerrand David of Belgium, Ilya Filmonstev of Russia, Remy Geerts of Bulgaria, Paul Hoggard of Bulgaria, Sue McGrew of Tacoma, Wash., Fergus Mulvany of Ireland, Pavel Mylnikov of Moscow, Russia, Rachel Stubbs of England, Steve Topazio of Tiverton, R.I., Abe Waterman of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and Jaku ‘Kuba’ Zimacek of the Czech Republic.
The 2018 International Sand Sculpting Festival will also feature the availability of lessons from highly trained, sand-sculpting professionals. Returning, once again, to lead these lessons are Sandi ‘Castle’ Stirling and Raymond Poirier of Ontario, Canada.
Wilfred Stijger and Edith van de Wetering, both of the Netherlands, will be helping with the judging, logos, and the centerpiece.
This year’s festival will run Friday, July 20, to Sunday, July 22, and has a theme of Celebrating Literacy. The 2018 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival will serve to provide an artistic representation and celebration of literary works of art throughout different childhood generations.
Hours for the 2018 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. It is recommended to use the MBTA and public transportation to and from this event. The MBTA Blue Line can be taken to the Wonderland or Revere Beach stops. Parking is also available at the Wonderland Garage. For more information about the event or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.internationalsandsculptingfestival.com.
Formed in 2001, the Revere Beach Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to carry forth the heritage of Revere Beach as a nearby retreat for New England families, preserve the beach’s unique historic and natural assets, and plan and oversee the continued improvement of Revere Beach. For more information, visit www.reverebeachpartnership.com. Wilfred Stijger and Edith van de Wetering, both of the Netherlands, will be helping with the judging, logos, and the centerpiece.