Summertime and sandcastles are an Imperial Beach tradition. For one year only, the Sun & Sea Festival Committee will honor Imperial Beach’s love of sandcastles as Sandcastle City August 13-22, 2021. San Diego County’s largest sandcastle competition will be replaced by the largest sandcastle ever built on Imperial Beach sand. This two-story sandcastle will be built at Portwood Pier Plaza by the multi-award-winning professional team and hometown favorite, I.B. Posse.
Visitors to Imperial Beach will watch as a mountain of sand transforms into a vibrant, living work of art. The building starts Friday morning on Aug. 13 and will take place from 10 am to dusk over several days. The giant castle is anticipated to be complete by Aug. 20. The castle will be available for viewing after completion and will not be destroyed by locals as in past tradition.
This is Funded by the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Grant Program.
Friday, August 13, 2021 through Sunday, August 22, 2021:
Portwood Pier Plaza, Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach
10 a.m. to dusk, daily – Multi award-winning IB Posse, will transform a mountain of sand into a vibrant, living work of art. After the castle is complete, it will be open for viewing through the weekend of Aug 22 and beyond.
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - Kids-n-Kastles:
Dunes Park, Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach
Sponsored by the IB Optimists and the Sun & Sea Festival Committee.
This kids-only competition will be held in teams of five competitors, ages 5-12-years.
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. - Team check-in
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. -- Kids-n-Kastles sand castle building competition
11:30 a.m. – Award ceremony with recognition given to First, Second and Third place teams in two categories Best Creature and Best Sandcastle
Sign up at http://sunandseafestival.com/
More information: http://sunandseafestival.com/.