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Sand Fest

Cleveland is going back to the beach with its annual Beach Day! Hundreds of Cleveland designers and community members will hit the beach to show off their sand castle skills and volleyball game. All are welcome at this family-friendly event, hosted by AIA Cleveland and Cleveland Metroparks. 

SAND FEST

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Every summer, AIA Cleveland goes to the beach! The event combines volleyball and sand castle construction to present a unique opportunity for Cleveland architects and designers to engage with the public on one of Cleveland’s premier beaches. Register your team for what will be a day to be remembered! All are welcome to this family-friendly event, generously hosted by Cleveland Metroparks. 

All proceeds raised go to the ACE Mentor Program scholarship fund. To learn more about ACE, please select the image below:

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: 

August 03, 2019

LOCATION:

Edgewater Beach
6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
Cleveland, OH 44102

REGISTRATION DETAILS: 

(Early Bird Registration Ends 6/4/18)
Sand Castle Team: $450/$600
Volleyball Team: $300/$350
Tug of War Team: $250/$300
Sand Castle Individual*: $30/$50
Volleyball Individual*: $40/$60

*Individual Registrants will be Assigned a Team by Event Organizers 

SPONSOR DETAILS: 

$5,000 | Presenting Sponsor (1 Avail.)
$2,500 | Signature Sponsor (1 Avail.)
$1,750 | Lake Erie Partner
$1,250 | Food Truck Sponsor
$750 | Golden Shovel Sponsor

*All sponsors are entitled a free registration and various recognition levels; consult AIA Cleveland staff for details.

SCHEDULE: 

8 AM: Sand Castle Build Begins
10 AM: Volleyball Tournament Begins
11 AM: Tug of War Begins
  1 PM: Public Voting Begins
  3 PM: Parade of Castles, Celebrity Jury
  4 PM: Championship Matches, Awards

2018 MEDIA COVERAGE

Adam Yaracs - Live Feed
Janelle Heinle - Live Feed
Shannon Forry - Live Feed
Allan Renzi - Live Feed
Wayne Mortensen and Patty Lampert - Live Feed

2018 WINNERS

SCULPTURE CATEGORY WINNER: AECOM | Harry Potter Themed Castle
CASTLE CATEGORY WINNER: BIALOSKY CLEVELAND | Half Pyramid Castle
CLEVELAND SPIRIT CATEGORY WINNER: CLEVELAND METROPARKS | Historic Coast Guard Station
BEST OF THE BEACH WINNER: THE AUSTIN COMPANY
VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS (UPPER): UNDERCOOKED CORNDOGS
VOLLEYBALL RUNNER-UP (UPPER): DEALER TIRE
VOLLEYBALL CHAMPION (LOWER): TURNER CONSTRUCTION

2018 GALLERY

2017 GALLERY

SAND FESTIVAL PREPARATIONS

See the competition rules and proper sand castle building techniques below:
How-To’s:
1.       Start on a Hard Pack, no soft sand foundations.
2.       Water + Sand = True Sand Castle Love
3.       Masonry Tools are Extremely Helpful, So are Large Clay Carving Tools
4.       Video Tutorial: Sandcastle from Start to Finish
5.       Video Tutorial: How to Make an Arch
Considerations:
1.       Food/Drink: Water will be Available; as will Concessions and Food Trucks
2.       Coolers: Encouraged, but No Glass on the Beach (or Alcohol outside the beer tent)
3.       Sunburns: Shade Tents and Sunscreen!
4.       Radios: Set Your own Mood