At SandFest

You’ll find a million things to do at SandFest in addition to the majestic sculptures. You can indulge on some fantastic fair food like fresh, hot funnel cakes or dance the day away in the sand to some of the best genres of music.

Take a look at what’s on tap and buy your tickets now to avoid the lines and ensure your sand-filled days of fun in Port Aransas!

New This Year

  • YouTube personality Andy Hancock will be kicking off the week on Monday, April 15 with free public demonstrations in the afternoons from 1 p.m. onwards so you can come and learn anything you want to from a Beach Sand Sculpture Professional! These FREE Public Demonstrations will be every day through Thursday, April 18. Press and sponsors are welcome to come and film and ask questions. This is also your chance to buy tickets in advance to avoid the crowds and lines. In addition, Andy will be offering a very limited number (four only) of family group sandcastle lessons where the participants will not only have a chance to learn what it takes to build a monster sculpture/castle but will also include a BIG bonus—if you wish to borrow a complete set of buckets and forms before you enter the Amateur Competition, they will available to USE. Andy's only quote on winning is, "Time and teamwork are the most important!" Come and meet Andy who will be pleased to help you with almost anything!

  • There will be NO public RV parking lot inside the bollards. Learn more about parking and shuttles at Texas SandFest here.

  • We have added a Guest Relations Tent, which will be located just outside the North gate.

  • We will be offering advanced wristband sales on Wednesday and Thursday at the Guest Services tent from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cash only.

  • The Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce will now be located at the North gate next to Guest Relations.

  • An elderly and disabled drop-off at the North gate has been added.

  • Advanced sign-up for free use of beach wheelchair is now available here.

Live Music

Texas SandFest is your chance to see live music performed right on the sand! The main stage at SandFest is set up with shade, chairs, and a huge, sandy dance floor! Get your boogie on!

Things To Do

Texas SandFest is more than just sand sculptures! Browse the beach for great shopping, fun fair foods, kid-friendly activities, and more.

Daily Schedule

Get all the details about each day of the festival, from when the live music will be to when winners will be announced.

Map of SandFest Grounds

Note: Map is not to scale.

Map of Texas SandFest grounds