Are you ready for the best event of the summer? It’s right here at Revere Beach! Join the thousands of people who annually visit Revere, Massachusetts for the International Sand Sculpting Festival, on July 28-30, 2022!
This yearly tradition along the North Shore of Massachusetts is one of the most anticipated events of the summer. The 19th Annual International Sand Sculpting Festival is held along the picturesque boardwalk of Revere Beach from Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30, and is hosted by the Revere Beach Partnership.
A Long History
Five miles north of Boston sits a beautiful crescent bathing beach facing the blue waters of Massachusetts Bay. The exquisite three-mile stretch of beach is known as America’s First Public Beach and has been welcoming beachgoers as a public recreation area since the 1800s.
With a rail link connected to the beach in 1875, the destination became an annual tradition for many families to visit each summer. Today, the beach is still easily accessible by the MBTA Blue Line from Boston and can accommodate as many as one million visitors in a weekend during its annual Sand Sculpture Competition.
Since opening day on July 12, 1896, the city of Revere has added components to the beach that so many of us have come to know and love. In 1897, the walkway that many of us stroll to enjoy the vista and warm weather was built. The walkway would later become known as Revere Beach Boulevard and would welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
Over the years, Revere Beach has been the home of some iconic Massachusetts landmarks such as Wonderland Dog Park, the Cyclone Roller Coaster (once known as the world’s fastest and largest roller coaster), the Hippodrome carousel, and Dancing Pavilions along the famous Ocean Avenue.
In 2004, the first annual International Sand Sculpting Festival began! Every year the exhibition has a different theme; the first year’s theme was “Tales of Enchantment.” This year’s theme is “King Kong” and will feature beautiful sand sculptures designed by world-class sculptors.
Something for Everyone
Make no mistake about it, the sand sculpting festival’s main focus is all about the amazing sand art throughout the multi-day event. However, if you are lucky enough to visit this year’s event you will find that there is a little something for everyone, from infants and toddlers to teens and adults! There is fun for every family member.
Some of the events you won’t want to miss include:
- Sand Sculptures along the Boardwalk
- Food Trucks and Food Cuisines from Around the Globe
- Live Entertainment
- Saturday Night Fireworks Extravaganza
- Children’s Activities
- Amusement Rides
- Enjoy a Fun Day at the Beach
- And much more!
Every year a panel of judges award sculptures from around the world prizes for their stunning work. Beachgoers can get into the act of judging as well by voting on the People’s Choice Awards.
The Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival is one of the largest sand sculpting festivals in the world and has been a staple summer event for so many for the past 18 years.
Come join us on the beach this year and enjoy three days of fun in the sun with some of the best sand sculptures across the globe right in our backyard.