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Check Out the Amazing Creations at the Annual Sandsculpting Contest

November 05, 2018

Fort Myers Beach may not see any snow, but there’s always a bounty of sand to do the trick. Join the community in one of the year’s most popular events—the 32nd Annual American Sandsculpting Beach Festival! Head down to Fort Myers Beach to watch professional sand sculptors create masterpieces made entirely of sand. Have a knack for artistry? You can give your own creation a go, too! From November 16-November 25, you’ll have plenty of time to check out the competition and cast your vote for who you think will take home the big win, with loads of music, activities, and food and beverage vendors to refuel. The award ceremonies will take place on November 18 and November 25. In between then, admire the magical creations, check out the demonstrations, and enjoy the fun environment of this Fort Myers tradition.