American Institute of Architects Sandcastle Competition

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AIA Sandcastle contest, Galveston, 8/16
Courtesy AIA Houston

One of the largest amateur sandcastle building competitions in the world, the AIA Sandcastle Competition will feature more than 60 teams of architects, designers and engineers competing for a chance to win the coveted Golden Bucket Award.

The teams will build from 10 am-3 pm, and the public can vote for their favorite sandcastle from 1-3:30 pm. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at 4:30 pm.

Event Details



City of Galveston East Beach
1923 Boddeker Rd.
Galveston, TX 77550

Ticket Info

Admission is free.