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28th Annual AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition

Presented by American Institute of Architects (AIA Houston)/Architecture Center Houston at Galveston East Beach, Galveston TX

May 31 2014
28th Annual AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition

American Institute of Architects (AIA Houston)/Architecture Center Houston presents the 28th Annual AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition. On Saturday May 31st, 2014 on Galveston's East Beach, come see how piles of sand magically transform into imaginative sculptures.

For over two decades, Houston area architects, designers, engineers, and contractors have taken their tools to East Beach in Galveston for one of the world’s largest amateur sandcastle competitions. The Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) sponsors this annual contest.

On the day of the event, the teams

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The event is free and open to the public. (For team sandcastle participation, please visit the AIA website).

Parking at East Beach Galveston is $10 cash only collected by the Galveston Parks Board. (There is no ATM close by so please be prepared). Additional parking is available at Stewart Beach with shuttle service to the event.

Contact: (713) 520-0155


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Additional time info:

Event Day
7:00am Beach opens for teams and sponsors
9:00am Public is encouraged to begin to arrive to watch the competition.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sandcastle Building

3:00 – 4:30 pm
Sandcastle Judging

4:30 – 5:00 pm
Awards Ceremony

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Galveston East Beach

1923 Boddeker Dr., Galveston, TX 77550

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