Cannon Beach Sandcastle Festival
Friday will kick off with a Meet The Masters dinner to introduce sought after competitors vying for $4000 in purse plus a multi-media presentation about the historic Cannon Beach event. Free sculpting lessons along with sharing of project ideas is designed to kickstart the creative process for all in attendance.
Saturday is the traditional build and competition under the long shadow of 235 foot Haystack Rock. First timers and long-time participants compete for awards in six divisions traditionally offered including large group, small group, Sand Teens, Sand Juniors and Sand Fleas. Part sculpture and part performance art, sandcastle building draws spectators as well to view the well conceived works.
Saturday night will end with a community bonfire on the beach plus entertainment and gallery walks through downtown. A fun run is scheduled for Sunday morning as the festival winds down.