April 21-23/PORT ARANSAS – The 21st Annual sand sculpting festival is the largest master sand sculpting competition in the United States. The invitational event attracts master sand sculptors from around the world with more than 100,000 people attend this family-friendly event. Sand sculpting contests and lessons are the highlight of the festival. Over 100 merchandise and food vendors are available, in addition to live music and beer and wine garden tents. Admission is $10 for adults, and children under 12 are free. The event is held on the beach, between mile markers 9 and 13. Festival entrances are located at Sandcastle Drive and Access Road 1A. Organized completely by volunteers, Texas SandFest is a nonprofit organization, supporting local organizations in Port Aransas and the Coastal Bend. Experience our 18 miles of wide, sandy beaches, world class watersport activities, sport fishing, kayaking, nature preserves, championship golf, and more. Port A is famous for nightlife and endless varieties of food, entertainment and great shopping. Accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets include hotels, vacation homes, condos, cottages, and RV parks.