Port Aransas get ready for Texas Sand Fest

Texas Sand Fest in Port Aransas Texas Live Music Schedule

Texas Sand Fest Port Aransas Texas

Texas Sand Fest Port Aransas Texas

Brandon E. Busch
Rich Lockhart Band
Goodnight Avenue


Todd Dorn & the Sea Drifters
C Plus
Bonnie Lang Band
J. T. Coldfire
Todd Dorn & the Sea Drifters


Donny Nesloney
Mama Tried
Mr. Mo and the Famous Unknowns
Ponty Bone

The Official Texas Sand Sculpture Festival “Texas SandFest”is April 20, 21 & 22, 2012. SandFest is a qualifying contest for The World Championships. SandFest had 24 Master Sculptors competing last year. It has become the largest Master Sand Sculpting Competition in the US. SandFest is spread over three days, with a solo and a duo master’s contest and one day with more than 200 amateur sculptors. It attracts more than 100,000 people.

The Texas SandFest is open to the public at no cost. However, if you want to get an up-close view of the Master Sand Sculptures you may purchase an admission ticket for $2 each day. For more information call 361-215-0677 or visit http://www.texassandfest.com

Things to see and do while you’re in Port Aransas, Texas:

Mustang Island Art Gallery exhibits work by local and regional artists, with paintings figuring chiefly among works. 2222 Highway 361, mustangislandartgallery.com

Vintage photography is among the collections at the Port Aransas Museum, a good place to learn the town and island’s story. Of particular interest are recordings sharing the oral histories of locals, whose time here began as long ago as the 1920s. Admission is free at the museum, which is open afternoons, Thursday though Saturday. 101 E. Brundrett St., portaransasmuseum.org

Shell’s is a longtime favorite with locals and veteran visitors, don’t miss the Fish Sandwich. 522 Ave. G, eatatshells.com

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