2016 Dates are July 8th - 10th......Mark your calendars!

DAILY HOURS: Friday July 3rd 10-6 - Saturday July 4th 10-6 - Sunday July 5th 10-4


For the 3rd year in a row, The Blue Water SandFest will host Michigan's first and only Master sand sculpting and
Advanced Amateur competition/festival. This three day event is held at the foot of the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse,
along the beautiful beaches of Lake Huron over the 4th of July weekend.

Event Activities: Master Sand Sculpting (State Championships) Contest, Advanced Amateur (State Championships)
Contest, Amateur (State Championships) Contest, Live Music, Sand Sculpting Demonstrations and hands on Lessons,
Quick Sand© Speed Sculpting Show, Food Vendors, Kids Zone and much more...

This year's event will feature the Master Level "Michigan State Championships", the Advanced Amateur
"Michigan State Championships" along with an amateur "Michigan State Championships" contest.

Kid's Zone, a place for the Kids to practice their sand sculpting skills and get some hands on lessons.

You don't want to miss this spectacular display of unbelievable works of art made from sand and water by some
of the worlds top sand sculptors.

NEW THIS YEAR!!! A special 4th of July evening concert.


Scroll down to discover more about the event....

The event is hosted at the Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park
2802 Omar Street, Port Huron, Michigan 48060 - Click here for Map

Event Tickets are just $5.00 per person, kids 4 & under are free. Tickets for the event are avaiable when you enter or you may also purchase them online by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" button.

Saturday Evening Concert Tickets are also available online, simply click on the "Buy Tickets" button. NOTE: BUY NOW, TICKETS ARE LIMITED!

Tickets are also availabe at two Port Huron Museum locations (Fort Gratiot Light Station Gift shop-2802 Omar St. Port Huron, MI 48060 & Main Museum-1115 6th St. Port Huron, MI 48060.

All proceeds raised from Blue Water SandFest will be used for the renovation and restoration of historic buildings on the grounds of the Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park.

For more information: [email protected]

Click Button above to send email or call
Marsha Hicks, 810-982-0891 ext. 118

Click Button above to send email or call
Marsha Hicks, 810-982-0891 ext. 118
Tours must be scheduled in advance and prepaid with no
refunds to receive a discounted ticket price.
Tour group size must be 20 or more.


Some of the top Master Sand Sculptors in the world are
competing in this years event. In fact, a few are World
Champion sand sculptors and television stars.

The Blue Water SandFest is the "Masters Level
Michigan State Championships".

Click here to see the 2015 competitors.


Advanced Amateurs create an environment of heavy
competition and REMARKABLE Sand Sculptures.........The big
question on everyone's mind is, can one of the local Michigan sculptors take home the 2015
"Advanced Amateur Michigan State Champion" title.

What is an Advanced Amateur Sand Sculptor?
To qualify as an Advanced Amateur a sand sculptor must have
placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in several amateur contests but, can
not be a professional sand sculptor. The Advanced Amateur
division is by invitation only.

The big difference: typically an amateur contest is 3-6 hours sculpting
time and an Advanced Amateur competition is held over 2-3 days
with about 20 hours sculpting time.

Click here to see the 2015 competitors.

The Blue Water SandFest is the "Amateur Level
Michigan State Championships"

The Amateur competition is a mixed team/solo event
intended as a venue for beginning or advanced amateurs and
is open to all levels except Masters and Professionals.

Amateurs will have the same sand used by the Masters and Advanced Amateurs and will be located in the event area, not on the beach.

Click here to read more......

Learn the tricks of Master Sand Sculptors, see how it's done.
Provided by "The Sand Lovers"

Special show times....please see the
schedule for more Information

Hands on lessons in the Kids Zone!

(click image to watch video from last year)

Learn more about Quick Sand (click here)

Quick Sand Speed Sand Sculpting©
Is an audience-participation show in which sculptors go
head-to-head for a ten-minute sculpting competition, sculpting a
subject selected by someone in the audience and. The winner of
each round advances to championship rounds based
on audience applause.

Special Shows Times
Please see the schedule for specific times (limited shows).

(click here) .....to learn more about Quick Sand ©™

Featuring live music everyday with top musicians such as:
"Brothers in Arms", "Nick Beauregard",
"Keith Menzies"and many more.......


Click Here to read more......

Featuring Nashville Recording artist
Alan Turner
and the Steel Horse Band

with Special Guests
Nick Beauregard and Brothers in Arms

Concert begins at 7:00pm and special ticket prices apply.

4 and under Free
**Tickets are limited**

**Bring your lawn chairs and blankets**

Click here to see the concert flyer

Brothers in arms


Tours of the lighthouse happening during the event!

All proceeds raised from Blue Water SandFest will be used for
the renovation and restoration of historic buildings on
the grounds of the Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park.

Interesting facts:
• The Fort Gratiot Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Michigan.
It was built in 1829.
It's light can be seen 17 miles away
It stands on one of the busiest waterways in the world.
It it 86 feet tall

To learn more about this historic Michigan treasure
Click Here

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