From Friday, July 28, through Sunday, July 30, the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival welcomed international artists to Boston once again. This free festival featured large-scale sand sculptures crafted by internationally renowned artists from the U.S., Canada, Poland, Latvia, and the Netherlands. The festival will host food trucks, vendors, and other exhibits on site.
1 million people attended the festival over the course of the 3 days to see the sculptures, exhibits, and food vendors this year. It’s certainly a unique summer festival!
Congrats to the winner of this year’s competition was Slavian Borecki for “Neptune’s Morning Coffee.”
’90 years of Kong’
Every year, the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival, selects a unique theme, and 2023 is no different! This year, the theme celebrates King Kong, the giant fictional gorilla dubbed an “eighth wonder of the world.”
2023 also happens to be the 127th anniversary of Revere Beach—the oldest public beach in America. Founded in 1896, the beach began when Massachusetts legislators set aside this private land to be a public reservation, and the rest is history.
15 master sand sculptors will compete for first place and a grand prize of $28,000. Judges will assess the sculptures beginning July 26 and people are welcomed to cast their vote for the Sand Sculpting Festival’s People’s Choice Award beginning July 28.
While the sculptures are the star(fish) of this beachy festival, there’s plenty more to enjoy along Revere Boulevard. Take a ride on the largest traveling Ferris Wheel in New England to get an aerial view of the ocean and sculptures.
You can also shop local and discover new businesses at the Beach Shop Pavilion! This year, there will be 19 unique shops selling everything from beachy decor from Ashley Mary Craftery to luxury sunglasses from Niraji.
Live entertainment from Boston’s Blue Man Group will close out the first day of the festival on July 28 at 7 PM.
On Saturday, July 29, a special Fireworks Extravaganza will light up the night sky. The best spot to watch is the Revere Beach Sea Wall with the breathtaking spectacle commencing at 9 PM.
If you’ve got time for an impromptu workout, MoveStudios Mobile Stage will offer free workout classes on the beach ranging from yoga to HIIT. After all those calories burned, fuel up at one of the 30 festival food trucks!
Check out the festival’s website for more details and announcements about the event.