Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

The 2016 Revere beach international Sand Sculpting Festival Logo

REVERE The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the dates and theme for the 2016 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival, hosted at America’s first public beach, Revere Beach, established 120 years ago in 1896. The world-renowned festival will showcase Massachusetts as a leader in Science, Technology, and Innovation on Revere Beach from Fri. July 22 to Sun. July 24, 2016.


The 2015 centerpiece sculpture at the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Photo © Kyle Spencer

The 2015 centerpiece sculpture at the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Photo by Kyle Spencer for NoBo Publishing Group.

The annual festival draws upwards of 900,000 spectators from all over the country who come to watch master sand sculptors compete for first prize in the solo and duo portions of the Master Sand Sculpting Competition. The festival also features gourmet food trucks, live entertainment, local vendors, exhibit booths, children’s sand sculpting lessons, and fireworks over the course of 3 days.


Sand sculptors for the Solo Competition are as follows; Melinage Beaureguard of Montreal, Canada, Guy Oliver-Deveau of Montreal, Canada, Pavel Mylnikov of Moscow, Russia, Benjamin Probanza of Acapulco, Mexico, Kevin Crawford of Perth, Australia, Jonathan ‘Jobi’ Bouchard of Montreal Canada, Jooheng Tan of Singapore, Marielle Hesseles of The Netherlands, Nikolay Torkov of Moscow, Russia, and Leonardo Ugolini of Italy.


Duo Competitors for this year are; David Durcharme of British Columbia with Enguerrand David of Belgium, Steve Topazio of Tiverton, RI with Deborah Barrett/Cutulle of Saugus, MA, David Belcher of St. Louis, MO with Marianne van den Broek of Key West, FL, Paul and Remy Hoggard of Bulgaria, and Abe Waterman of Prince Edward Island with Morgan Rudluff of Santa Cruz, CA.


This year’s festival will run Friday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 24th, 2016 and has a theme of Science, Technology, and Innovation. The event will highlight Massachusetts as a leader in the development and implementation of new and emerging technologies and discoveries by showcasing the innovation that is happening right here.


Guests are reminded to use public transportation with access to the festival via the MBTA’s Blue Line at the Wonderland or Revere Beach stations. Free parking and shuttle service to the MBTA will also be available at Suffolk Downs. Parking is available at the Wonderland Garage as well.


General Information


What? The 2016 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival


When? Fri. July 22 and Sat. July 23 from 10AM to 10PM and Sun. July 24 from 10AM to 8PM


Cost? FREE and open to the public


For more information about the event or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit


About Revere Beach Partnership


Revere Beach Partnership Logo copyFormed in 2001, the Revere Beach Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to carry forth the heritage of Revere Beach as a nearby retreat for New England families, preserve the beach’s unique historic and natural assets, and plan and oversee the continued improvement of Revere Beach.


For more information, visit and learn more about their renowned event at


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