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US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

A Labor Day Family Tradition all Weekend Long

One of the top 20 "Must See" seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today's 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will return to San Diego's downtown waterfront for 2019. This will be the eigth year that one of the world's most important sand-sculpting competitions will be held on this built-for-the-occasion beach, with over 300 tons of sand dumped on the pier on San Diego's Big Bay. The 8th annual edition will be open to the public Aug. 31 - Sept. 2. The Port of San Diego is again the presenting sponsor, as the event is held on its beautiful Broadway Pier and Landing. So come and celebrate Labor Day on the Bay with us.

Neighborhood: Downtown

Broadway Pier and Landing

1000 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

619.980.6651
jsummer@ussandsculpting.com

Date & Time

Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open til 7:00pm on Sat. and Sun.

Price

$10-$15

Getting there

1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Take transit to Santa Fe Depot / Americas Plaza -- walk just 2 blocks to the water!

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