Wisconsin Sand Sculpting Festival

People walking on the beach at Wisconsin Sand Sculpting Festival
Sand sculpture in front of people taking a photo


  • Accessible Parking
    • Yes
    • On Water
  • Fair/Festival Type
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Community
    • Other

Wisconsin Sand Sculpting Festival

Event Date
Jul 19, 2024 - Jul 21, 2024

1931 S 9th Street - Manitowoc, WI 54220
Information: 920-686-3508
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The Wisconsin Sand Sculpting Festival is the only one of its kind in the entire state of Wisconsin. A three-day event at Manitowoc's Red Arrow Park and Beach, this unique festival kicks off on Friday with 10 competitive semi-pro sand sculptors and 4 competitive teams beginning to construct their sculptures. An award ceremony will conclude the weekend on Sunday in the afternoon to commemorate the completed sculptures and crown the champion. 

Throughout the weekend, attendees can watch and chat with competing sculptors in action, participate in hands-on amateur competitions, and watch sand sculpting demonstrations and speed sculpting shows. In addition, there will be an entertainment tent featuring a variety of live performances, food trucks, cold drinks, and vendor booths. Cash only. 

Spectators are encouraged to spend their time at the beach within the event area, but coolers and dogs are not permitted. 

$5.00/person/day $10.00/person/3 day pass 2 and under free