Daily Archives: August 18, 2014

Ocean City Maryland Sandfest Schedule of Events

Get ready for the most fun you can have in the sand at the Ocean City Sandfest, August 18-31, 2014.


OC Sandfest is a two week event, which will showcase all the excitement of sand sculpting along with free family activities.  From August 18 through August 22, visitors to Ocean City can watch as internationally recognized master champion sand sculptors transform the OC beach sand into creative works of art.  Sculptors will be sculpting daily from 9am-6pm.  With Mother Nature hopefully on our side, the sculptures will remain on display through August 31st along the Ocean City Boardwalk from North Division Street to 4th Street. 


Some of the sculptures visitors can see include themes such as Patriotic, Maryland, Nursery Rhymes, Dinosaurs, Sea Life and more!


Friday evening, August 22, at 8pm will be the Grand Illumination where the completed sand sculptures will light up the night for the first time.  Enjoy the lighted sculptures as you stroll along the Boardwalk nightly, August 22-August 31, 8pm-11pm.


The weekend of August 23rd and 24th will be filled with free fun family events and activities including sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, family games, sand sculpting competitions and more!   All activities are free and will take place on the beach at North Division Street.  Please see below for a condensed schedule of events.


One of the family activities will be a Family Sand Sculpting Competition, August 23rd at 10am on the beach at North Division Street.  Gather your friends and family and compete in this friendly competition.  Space is limited so if you’d like to compete please plan to arrive early to register.  Judging will begin at 12noon and prizes will be awarded at 1pm.  For complete rules visit www.ocsandfest.com.


OC Sandfest is being funded in part through the Town of Ocean City’s Tourism Advisory Board, along with the generous sponsorship of the following businesses: Bull on the Beach, The Carousel Group, Dip N Dots, The Dough Roller, Francis Scott Key Resort, Hotel Motel Restaurant Association, Layton’s Family Restaurant, OC Today, Seacrets and Shenanigan’s Restaurant.  For additional OC Sandfest information visit www.ocsandfest.com, call 410-798-6304 or email infoevent@specialeventpro.com.




August 18-22, 9am-6pm, Sand Sculptures-Watch Professional Sand Sculptors create works of art.

August 22-August 31, 8pm-11pm, Illuminations-See the sculptures light up the night.

August 23-August 31, daily, Sculptures on Display-See the sculptures as you stroll the boardwalk.

August 23 & 24, 9am-10am, Sand Sculpting 101- Join the Pros to learn how to build sand sculptures.

August 23, 10am, Family Sand Sculpting Competition- Compete for prizes in this fun competition.

August 23 & 24, 2pm-3pm, Hands in the Sand Demo- Watch the Pros share tricks of the trade.

August 23, 4pm-5pm, SANDsational Family Fun & Games- Play games and win prizes in the sand.

August 24, 10am-11am, Win, Lose or Sculpt- Gather a team and play this fun filled game.

August 24, 3pm-4pm, Drip Castle Competition- Try your luck at building a drip castle.