GREAT SAND CASTLE – SCULPTURE CONTEST IN LONG BEACH
The 81st Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest in Belmont Shore, Long Beach CA. Click on “Show More” for more details!
The 81st Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest brings together families, community and artists to celebrate in one of the most defining elements of our community: our local beach! Inspired by the event’s theme, “Sculpting Literacy in Your Community” community and professional teams will be challenged to sculpt their story of our great community and inspire promoting literacy in Long Beach.
The Great Sand Sculpture Competition is held at the Granada Ave portion of Belmont Shore, Long Beach. This is another great event that happens in Long Beach. There are professional sand castle / sculptors here along with people that like to play in the sand come out and enjoy the great weather we have in Long Beach.
The Great Sand Sculpture contest is brought to you on behalf of Rotaract Long Beach, The Long Beach Sea Festival, and Alfredo’s Beach Shack. The event is a hosted as part of the summer event series managed Long Beach city’s Sea Festival organization. This event is made possible due to the contributions of our sponsors: Kool-Aid, the Port of Long Beach, the Long Beach Sea Festival, and the Arts Council of Long Beach.
Sculptures entering the competition will be judged on uniqueness, difficulty and how well they fit the theme. Sign up in advance as an event team or event sponsor. SAVE THE DATE on your calendar and come enjoy exciting and colorful attractions such as arts and crafts, vendors, live music, food and a fenced-off kid zone supervised by event staff.
All proceeds from the Great Sand Sculpture Contest will be donated to promoting childhood and adult literacy in our community through the Long Beach Public Library Foundation
Belmont Shore is located on the South East portion of Long Beach, CA. This beach community has so much to offer its residents. For all of you dog lovers there is your own “Rosie’s Dog Beach”, bike & running boardwalk, restaurants, shopping on 2nd Street. This is a walk/bike community where everything is so close that you might forget that you own a car. Great schools, public library and fantastic neighbors.
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There is no comparison in Southern California to this annual event. It is a long-standing community favorite that draws upwards of 50,000 from all over California. The beautiful neighborhood of Belmont Shore, Long Beach hosts this event each year. Fourteen blocks of the main strip of Belmont Shore, including side streets, are closed to traffic and showcase up to 700 classic cars. It is one of the largest car shows of its kind on the West Coast. The Bay City Rodders Car Club produces the Belmont Shore Car Show in conjunction with the Belmont Shore Business Association. This is an incredible opportunity for folks to come and see a huge variety of beautiful automobiles as well as check out the numerous interesting shops and delicious dining options that this community provides.
The quality and variety of the cars at this show is remarkable. The total value of the cars on display can exceed over $25 million. It is an amazing spectacle of one-of-a-kind, limited editions and customized vehicles from the 1920s to the mid-1970s. Classic roadsters, coupes, sedans and convertibles juxtaposed with muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and low Riders. Previous car shows have showcased classics including a 1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic, a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle convertible, a 1919-20 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost and a 1971 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Harley-Davidson Service Car. This one is not to be missed whether you have a car or just come to look.
Belmont Shore’s multitude of restaurants and shops surround the show and provide plenty to do and see. Despite the closure of the street, business owners see the event is positive for business because they can introduce their wares to a new audience. A huge number of street vendors selling automotive related goods as well as many other things. Because the show draws a huge spectator crowd, it has a terrific amount of excitement and energy. The atmosphere is like a huge block party, with plenty of room for people to really look at the cars and explore the businesses on the street. The event is great for auto enthusiasts and families alike because there’s something for everyone.
Bay City Rodders, a Seal Beach-based social auto club, organizes the event and collects registration fees. 100% of the show’s profits are donated each year to good causes. Proceeds go to local charities chosen by the Rodders. Over the years of producing car shows the Bay City Rodders Car Club has donated over $300,000 to various charities. The BSBA does not make a profit but does help organize and promote the event. This is one of many great events that take place in Belmont Shore year-round to promote the Belmont Shore commercial area as a whole.
This year the show date is Sunday, September 8th, 2013. Once again the fourteen-block stretch of East Second Street from Bayshore Avenue to Livingston Avenue will be transformed into sea of classic automobiles, vendors and car enthusiast. If you want to see a huge number of the finest rods, muscle cars, and customs to be found in Southern California, you don’t want to miss this show.
Want to join the Bay City Rodders?
Potential members should have a 1967 or older rod or custom. They are a social club. The club chooses one event for each month that is considered that month’s club event. Dues are $60 per year and prior to being voted in as a club member, potential members are required to attend three meetings and two designated club shows or events. Click here to see a map of how to get to a Bay City Rodders meeting site or click here to go to there homepage.