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Daily Schedule

Check out the daily schedule below! Times subject to change. Scroll down to see pre-event schedule!

Orange text reads "Friday April 19" on top of a transparent photo of a mermaid sand sculpture

Day 1

9 a.m.
  • Gates open
  • Vendors open
  • Masters' gallery open

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10 a.m.
  • Lesson mountain/face painting at lesson mountain opens
  • Beer and wine tents open (North Entrance, South Entrance, and Music Stage)
  • Amateur contest check-in open (South Entrance)
  • Quick Carve competition (Music Stage)
  • Celebrity sand sculpture demonstrations by Amazin' Walter
  • Sand sculpting lesson for children (aged 5–12) at lesson mountain

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Noon

Sand sculpting lesson for children (aged 5–12) at lesson mountain

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12:30–2 p.m.

Musical performance by Rich Lockhart (Music Tent)

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2 p.m.

Sand sculpting lesson for children (aged 5–12) at lesson mountain

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2:15 p.m.

Quick carve competition (Music Stage)

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3 p.m.
  • Musical performance by Sarah Hobbs (Music Stage, 3–4:30 p.m.)
  • Kids Activity Tent Open: Ages 3–12; must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (South Entrance)

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4 p.m.

Sand sculpting lesson for children (aged 5–12) at lesson mountain

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4:30 p.m.

Celebrity sand sculptures closes

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5:30 p.m.

Musical performance by Bri Bagwell (Music Stage, 5:30–7 p.m.)

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6 p.m.
  • Lesson mountain closes
  • Beer & wine tents close (North & South Entrances)

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6:30 p.m.

Kids' activity tent closes

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7 p.m.
  • Musical performances close
  • Beer & wine tent closes (near Music Stage)

Orange text reads "Saturday April 20" on top of a transparent photo of a sand sculpture

Day 2

7:30 a.m.

Amateur contest check-in opens (South Entrance)

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8:30 a.m.

Adult and teen amateur contests

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9 a.m.
  • Gates open
  • Vendors open
  • Masters' gallery open
  • Kids' activity tent open—Ages 3–12; must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (South Entrance)
  • Guppy and youth amateur contests

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10 a.m.
  • Musical performance by Coastal Benders (Music Stage, 10–11:30 a.m.)
  • Celebrity sand sculpture demonstrations by Amazin' Walter
  • Lesson mountain/face painting at lesson mountain open
  • Beer and wine tents open at North Entrance, South Entrance, & Music Stage
  • Sand sculpting lesson for children (aged 5–12) at lesson mountain

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11:45 a.m.

Quick carve competition (Music Stage)

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Noon

Sand sculpting lesson for children (aged 5–12) at lesson mountain

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12:15 p.m.

Youth and guppy amateur contest awards (Amateur Area)

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12:30 p.m.

Musical performance by SA Lights (Music Stage, 12:30–2 p.m.)

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2 p.m.

Sand sculpting lesson for children (aged 5–12) at lesson mountain

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2:15 p.m.

Quick carve competition (Music Stage)

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3 p.m.

Musical performance by Squeezebox Bandits (Music Stage, 3–4:30 p.m.)

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4 p.m.
  • Sand sculpting lesson for children (aged 5–12) at lesson mountain
  • Adult & Amateur Contest ends

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4:30 p.m.

Celebrity sand sculptures close

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5:15 p.m.

Amateur contest winners announced (Music Stage)​

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6 p.m.
  • Musical performance by Micky and the Motorcars (Music Stage, 6–7:30 p.m.)
  • Lesson mountain closes
  • Beer & wine tents close (North & South Entrances)

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6:30 p.m.
  • Kids' activity tent closes​
  • Masters' gallery closes

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7:30 p.m.
  • Musical performances close
  • Beer & wine tent closes (Near Music Stage)

 

Orange text reads "Sunday April 21" on top of a transparent photo of a pirate sand sculpture

Day 3

9 a.m.
  • Gates open
  • Vendors open
  • Masters' gallery open (Masters' gallery will close at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Kids activity tent open—Ages 3–12; must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (South Entrance)

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10 a.m.
  • Celebrity sand sculpture demonstrations by Amazin' Walter
  • Lesson mountain/face painting open
  • Beer and wine tents open at North Entrance, South Entrance, and Music Stage
  • Musical performance by The Dunebillies (Music Stage, 10–11:30 a.m.)
  • Sand sculpting lesson for children (aged 5–12) at lesson mountain

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11:45 a.m.

Quick carve competition (Music Stage)

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Noon

Sand sculpting lesson for children (aged 5–12) at lesson mountain

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1 p.m.

Musical performance by The Selfless Lovers (Music Stage, 1–2:30 p.m.)

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2 p.m.

Sand sculpting lesson for children (aged 5–12) at lesson mountain

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2:45 p.m.

Quick carve competition (Music Stage)

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3 p.m.

Golf cart raffle drawing

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3:15 p.m.

Musical performance by John Elijah Band (Music Stage, 3:15–3:45 p.m.)

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4 p.m.

Sand sculpting lesson for children (aged 5–12) at lesson mountain

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5 p.m.

Meet the Texas SandFest Board of Directors and Grounds Crew (Music Stage)

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5:15 p.m.

Master & Semi-Pro Awards announced (Music Stage)

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6 p.m.
  • Musical performance by The Spazmatics (Music Stage, 6–7:30 p.m.)
  • Lesson mountain closes
  • Beer & wine tents close (North & South Entrances)

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6:30 p.m.
  • Kids' activity tent closes
  • Masters' gallery closes

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7:30 p.m.
  • Music performances close
  • Beer & wine tent close (Near Music Stage)
  • Event closes

Three flags fly against a blue sky. One is the US flag, one is the Texas flag, and one is a white Texas SandFest flag

Pre-Festival Activities

Orange text reads "Monday April 15" over a washed out photo of a sand sculpture
9 a.m.–Noon

Private sand-sculpting lessons by Andy Hancock outside the North Gate. Book on https://sandcastlelessons.com/Pale orange line on a transparent background

1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Free public demonstrations of sandcastle building by Andy Hancock outside the North Gate. Come and learn every trick in the book from YouTube's SandCastleAndy.

Orange text reads "Tuesday April 16" over a pale photo of a sand sculpture
9 a.m.–Noon

Private sand-sculpting lessons by Andy Hancock outside the North Gate. Book on https://sandcastlelessons.com/Pale orange line on a transparent background

1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Free public demonstrations of sandcastle building by Andy Hancock outside the North Gate. Come and learn every trick in the book from YouTube's SandCastleAndy.

Orange text reads "Wednesday April 17" over a transparent photo of a sand sculpture
9 a.m.–Noon

Private sand-sculpting lessons by Andy Hancock outside the North Gate. Book on https://sandcastlelessons.com/

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Guest relations and ticket tent open for advanced wristband sales. Cash only.

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1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Free public demonstrations of sandcastle building by Andy Hancock outside the North Gate. Come and learn every trick in the book from YouTube's SandCastleAndy.

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6 p.m.

Flag raising ceremony

Orange text reads "Thursday April 18" over a transparent photo of a sand sculpture
9 a.m.–Noon

Private sand-sculpting lessons by Andy Hancock outside the North Gate. Book on https://sandcastlelessons.com/

Pale orange line on a transparent background9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Guest relations and ticket tent open for advanced wristband sales. Cash only.

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1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Free public demonstrations of sandcastle building by Andy Hancock outside the North Gate. Come and learn every trick in the book from YouTube's SandCastleAndy.

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Schedule of Events for Texas SandFest Friday 2024

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