Unveiling Port Aransas’ Sandfest 2024

April 2024

Sandfest, one of the most anticipated festivals in South Texas, where the beach transforms into a canvas for spectacular sand sculptures! From April 19th to 21st, this magical event brings sand sculpture masters from around the world to showcase their skills, creativity, imagination, and teamwork. From live music to sculpting lessons, food trucks and vendors for shopping, kids activities, and more! There is no end to the fun at this three-day festival! Sandfest will surely have something for you and the whole family to enjoy.

Indulge your tastebuds in a culinary journey like no other, exclusively at Sandfest. Food trucks line the festival grounds, offering a mouth-watering array of festival foods from Port Aransas’ renowned BBQ, tamales, and seafood. Hailing from all corners of Texas, other food trucks serve their signature dishes, including mac and cheese, pizzas, and grilled delights. Don’t forget about all the irresistible southern deep-fried festival classics, perfectly complemented by a variety of refreshing drinks and iced treats like frozen lemonades, Shaved Ice, and even homemade sodas! Don’t miss out on sampling specialty-crafted alcohol from local Texas distilleries, adding an extra layer of flavor and fun to your Sandfest experience. In between each bite, explore the vibrant vendor booths filled with handcrafted coastal treasures, from jewelry and artwork to souvenirs and beachwear. You can shop, eat, and drink confidently, knowing that each purchase, bite, and sip supports local Port Aransas and other Texas Businesses.

Dive into the whole Sandfest experience by exploring all of the Sandsculptor exhibits. Sandfest is proud to be the largest beach sand sculpture competition in the United States, hosting different levels of expertise from all over the globe, from Master Duo and Solo Sculptor teams to Semi-Pro and Ameture teams. Engage with the masters themselves as you watch them bring their creations to life, and cast your vote for your favorites! Let the kiddos try Sand Sculpting for themselves, enroll them in some short ten-minute Sculpting lessons, and watch them create their masterpieces. Keep the excitement going with a hidden objects hunt and free face painting. Before you leave, capture cherished family memories on the top of the tribute mountain and with other masterpiece sculptures around the festival grounds.

After an exciting day of delicious food and thrilling adventure, unwind and rejuvenate at La Mirage. While the kids cool off and play in the pool, take a moment to melt your worries away in the hot tub. As the sun sets over the Gulf Coast, retreat to your private balcony and watch the pelicans dive into the waves. Immerse yourself in the calming coastal ambiance and take a morning stroll down the private boardwalk to the beach before another day of festivities begins.

Sandfest offers unforgettable experiences for the whole family! Whether you’re an art enthusiast or just looking for a fun family weekend, Sandfest has it all. Between the vibrant creative atmosphere, array of activities, and picturesque Gulf Coast backdrop, Sandfest truly embodies the spirit of the Port Aransas community. Plan your visit today, and remember to book your vacation rental at La Mirage for the entire South Texas experience and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.


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