By Barbara Ann Kelley,

There’s nothing like big sand castled and music on the beach to please everyone in the family. Pack up the kids and the sun screen and hit the road to Treasure Island’s Professional Sand Sculpting Competition & Music Festival this weekend, November 17-18, 2012.

The sand castles and sculptures are big enough to make even the adult stare in amazement. There even a fireworks display Saturday night at 9:30pm. FYI-Sunset is 5:37pm.

san 2 Sand Castle Sculpting Contest, Fireworks & Music At Treasure Island This Weekend

Admission to this event is free. All food is extra. The location is at 107th Avenue & Gulf Boulevard on Treasure Island.

Here is the schedule.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 – Sand-sculpting

Sand-sculpting 7:45am to 3pm
Vendors and festival open 9am to 10pm
Saturday afternoon Zumba on the beach 1pm

Voices of Jazz – 2pm

Sarasota Slim – 5pm
The Black Honkeys
Motown Funk Soul & Rock ‘n’ Roll Review – 7:30pm
Fireworks – 9:30pm

Peoples’ Choice Voting – 3 to 6pm
Judging – 3 to 4pm
7pm – Awards

1st place – $3000   2nd place – $2000   3rd place – $1500
4th place – $1000   5th thru 10th place – $750
Peoples Choice – $500

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2012 – Bands and Judging

Sandsculptures on display until sunset (5:37pm)
Vendors and festival open 9am to 6pm
Sunday morning Zumba on the beach 11am

WMNF Florida Folk Show hosted by Pete Gallagher
featuring Dog Peter Pat, Jim Mason & Friends,
and the Local Yokels – Noon
Horses Wild, Country and southern rock ‘n’ roll – 3:30pm

This is the day to admire the works of sand art and kick back. Hang with the kids and maybe eat some fresh seafood from dozens of restaurants in the Sanding Ovations Food Court. Get your Holiday shopping done early as you stroll through the arts and crafts mart along Treasure Island’s beach trail.

For more information clink on this link.


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