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Leap Art’s 41st Annual Sandcastle Classic Event: Halloween Haunts

Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Ocean Beach | 1000 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

On Saturday, October 28, Leap Arts in Education will take over
Ocean Beach to host the largest sandcastle contest in Northern California; featuring team competition, food trucks, and live music all day.

The public is invited to join in the fun and experience the construction of dozens of jaw-dropping, supersized sand sculptures.

The 41st Annual Leap Sandcastle Classic, a San Francisco tradition, raises funds for high quality arts and architecture education for more than 8,500 Bay Area public school students who would otherwise go without.  Thousands flock to Ocean Beach to build giant sand sculptures with architecture, design, technology, engineering and construction companies in partnership with students from local schools.

The 2023 Sandcastle Classic theme is Halloween Haunts, and teams will be including Halloween elements in their sandcastle design, t-shirt design, fundraising, and promotion. Costumes are encouraged!

The Classic will feature celebrity judges, live entertainment, and Community Castles so everyone can join in the fun, cheer on teams, and get their hands dirty! The public isinvited to bring a blanket, grab a bite from the food trucks on site, participate in the
competition, and spend a FREE day in the sun, all to support essential arts education.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Charity & Volunteering, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Halloween, In Person, Kids & Families, Live Music, Outdoors, Pets
Address: 1000 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, October 28, 2023

11:00 am   SF’s New Waterfront “The Park Market” (Dogpatch)  FREE
12:00 pm   “Halloween Hoopla” Kids Festival in the Park + Costume Parade (SF)  FREE
2:00 pm   SF’s Valencia Street Saturday Block Parties (July 8-Nov 18)  FREE
5:00 pm   $8 Flat Rate Parking in SF after 5pm (Chinatown/North Beach)  $8*
*$8 flat rate parking after 5pm (7 days a week). Otherwise parking is $4/hour. Validation gets $5 off parking rates
5:00 pm   Oakland’s “Live in The Laurel” Music Fest w/ Ladin & Rose (2023)  FREE*
7:00 pm   SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Saturday)  FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 advanced tickets or $15 at door without RSVP
7:00 pm   FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with code FUNCHEAP (donations appreciated). Otherwise use code FUNCHEAP5 for $5 off early bird and general admission tickets
7:00 pm   Laugh GPT: SF’s First AI-Powered Stand-up Comedy Show (2023)  FREE*
*Use secret code HUMAN for comp tickets, otherwise, $10 off with secret code FUNCHEAP
7:00 pm   SF’s “Black Laughs Matter” Comedy Night (Halloween Weekend 2023)  FREE*
*Free with RSVP (normally $15-25)
7:30 pm   SF’s “DIVA or Die: Shivering Seduction” Burlesque Show (The Lost Church)  $22*
*$3 off each ticket with the code earlybird18 at checkout. Offer expires October 22nd.
10:30 pm   No Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)  $5*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $5 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $10-15). Two drink minimum
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