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US Open Sandcastle Competition 2020 Details and Information

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Where Is US Open Sandcastle Competition?

Imperial Beach, United States

When Is US Open Sandcastle Competition?

4th Friday of July for 3 days

What Is US Open Sandcastle Competition?

The US Open Sandcastle Competition is a free summer weekend event in California’s Imperial Beach. It is held annually over the past three decades. Imperial Beach is the most south-western city in the continental United States. It is a residential beach city in San Diego County. According to the Travel Channel, the US Open Sandcastle Competition it is the largest sandcastle competition in the country and is included in the best ten sandcastle competitions.
Open to the public, the competition starts on a Friday with a community breakfast and dance. It is followed by a two-day event (Saturday and Sunday) for the public. Kids, amateur and professional sandcastle builders are among the contestants in various categories. Cash prizes are awarded to the winner.
The event also includes a street fair, held also on that same weekend. This features local and regional vendors set up along Seacoast Drive. Entertainment is also provided, with various acts and local bands performing on the main stage at Pier Plaza.
The US Open Sandcastle Competition started back in 1981 when a group of Imperial Beach residents formed the first Sandcastle Days Committee. It became a nonprofit organization known as the US Sandcastle Competition Committee. Every year, it gives the event’s proceeds to the Boys & Girls Club. It grew in popularity over the years until it reached what it is today—a fun event that draws more or less 325,000 visitors annually.
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