AIA Houston presents 33rd Annual Sandcastle Competition

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

The 33rd Annual AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition will feature nearly 50 teams that have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Gold Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas, developing designs, and assigning duties. On the day of the event the teams, stretched along the beachfront, meticulously sculpt their piles of sand and work non-stop for five hours.

Awards are given for Best Traditional Castle, Best Architectural Icon, Best Team T-shirt Design, Best Team Signage, Best Costume, Public Favorite, and Houston-centric.

Event Details



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

Ticket Info

Admission is free.