Granada Beach to Host Great Sand Castle, Sculpture Contest

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The 77th Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest – one of the oldest of its kind in the U.S. – will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 14-15, at Granada Beach near the launch ramp.

The contest features prizes in multiple categories, from kids under 12 to “masters,” as well as a corporate challenge that includes competition between local restaurants, city departments and other businesses.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. each day, with public viewing of the finished sculptures from 2-4 p.m. and a 4 pm. Awards ceremony. Admission to watch the contest, a 2010 Long Beach Sea Festival event, is free to the public.

The day includes live music, food and refreshments, art and crafts show and a Kid’s Zone.

For more information, including team registration and entry fees, call (562) 434-1542 or visit Alfredo’s Beach Club website.

The 2010 Long Beach Sea Festival is presented by Charter Communications along with: Premier Sponsor – the Port of Long Beach; Gold Sponsors – Waste Management and Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine; Silver Sponsors – TranSystems, the Long Beach Airport, the Queen Mary, Coca Cola, Supervisor Don Knabe; Bronze Sponsors – Catalina Express, Moffatt & Nichol, Anchor QEA, Aquarium of the Pacific; Fred Hall Fishing and Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau; Media and Marketing Partners – Grunion Gazette, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Long Beach TV 8 and Professional Business Services.

A complete list of all summer fun Sea Festival activities, with event location and information, can be found on the Long Beach Sea Festival website.

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