Dozens of amateur and masters teams will compete during the 50th Annual Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest.
Photo by Gary Hayes
Weekend activities during the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest include a spaghetti dinner, parade, concert, beach bonfire and a 5K fun run and walk.
Cannon Beach, Oregon celebrates the 50th anniversary of its annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, June 21. This year, the building begins at 11am and the sand sculptures are best viewed as they near completion during the mid-to-late afternoon. The temporary works of art are usually washed away with the next high tide. Although the sand sculptures on Saturday are the highlight of the weekend, visitors will find plenty of other activities to keep them busy.
See the schedule of weekend events below and read more about the 50th Annual Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
FRIDAY, JUNE 20
10am-5pm - PACKETS & PAIL PICKUP
Cannon Beach Chamber Visitor Center (207 N Spruce)
5-7:30pm - SHOVELS & BUCKETS DINNER
Community Hall (207 N Spruce)
Dinner includes two choices of Bucket Salad, Spaghetti or Bucket Clam Chowder. Tickets are $10 and are sold in advance at Cannon Beach Information Center or on-line at cannonbeach.org
7:30pm - PARADE
Downtown Cannon Beach
SATURDAY, JUNE 21
8-10am - AMERICAN LEGION PANCAKE FEED
American Legion (1216 S Hemlock)
10am-4pm – CANNON BEACH SANDCASTLE CONTEST
Free viewing on the beach. Masters division begins building at 10am, all other divisions begin at 11am. Sculptures must be finished at 4pm when winners are announced.
7pm – CONCERT
Chamber Community Hall (207 N Spruce)
Featuring local musicians, $5 per person, 12 and under free.
8pm - BONFIRE ON THE BEACH
Tolovana Park Wayside
S'mores fixings will be provided, bring your own chair.
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
SANDCASTLE 5K FUN RUN
Register online in advance at CannonBeach.org or 8am at 2nd Street beach access. Registration is $15 Per Person and race begins at 9am.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
cannonbeach.org; (503) 436-2623; firstname.lastname@example.org
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