2013 Leap Sandcastle Contest | Ocean Beach
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Ocean Beach (Balboa) | Great Highway and Balboa, San Francisco, CA
Northern California’s largest sandcastle building event, the 30th annual Leap Sandcastle Contest is a spirited competition between teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers and local elementary school students at Ocean Beach (just below the Cliff House).
There’s also a community castle for everyone to join in to build.
Event Update: The event was originally supposed to take place in October, but was postponed due to the government shut down. It’s now been rescheduled for November 9, 2013 from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
Photo credit: David Yu
The 2013 theme is “Masterpieces in Sand.” They are encouraging all teams to select a work of art from any period in history or art form (from cave paintings to Greek Tragedies to break dancing) as inspiration for their sand sculpture.
2013 Schedule (subject to change)
10:30 am: Sandcastle building begins
11:00 am-2:30 pm: Raffle prizes awarded
11:30 am: Judges arrive
2:30 pm: Sandcastle building finishes
2:30-3:30 pm: Judges deliberate
3:30 pm: Awards ceremony and team photos
4:30 pm: Awards ceremony finishes
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
**Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Kids & Families, San Francisco