Sand Sculpture Contest

In June of each year, locals and visitors gather at Grand Haven’s City Beach for the annual Sand Sculpture Contest. Participants are given a time limit to sculpt sand into castles, animals or other shapes without using any artificial supports.

A panel of judges considers the themes, originality and difficulty. Medals are awarded for first, second and third places in each category. Spectators also have the opportunity to cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award.