Texas Sandfest

April 14th-16th 2023

 Check out all the details for the annual Texas Sandfest in Port A!

Texas Sandfest

What is Texas Sandfest?

Have you ever seen sand castles of life-sized gorillas, larger than life turtles, or a castle that's protected by a dragon? There is only one place to see it and it's just around the corner at Texas SandFest in Port Aransas. SandFest is an annual event that people look forward to all year long.

Sand Sculptures, Live Music, Local Vendors & More!

This is the largest native-sand sculpture competition in the United States that draws out world-renowned sand sculptures as well as thousands of visitors from all around the globe for a three-day event that you won't forget. The sand sculptures might bring in the crowd but there is so much more SandFest has to offer. Walk around and explore the sights while listening to live music on the main stage! There are local vendors offering a taste of the island's favorite treats or hit the beer garden and grab a cold drink to explore the festival grounds. Keep an eye out for vendors selling art, jewelry, furniture, souvenirs, and much more!

Planning Your Trip to Sandfest

Get a head start on the fun by booking a Port Aransas vacation rental today and get in on the festivities. We have tons of great rentals that are close to the beach and are still available for the Texas SandFest weekend. If you head over to the amenities section you can narrow down the perfect home for your trip. With categories, such as pet friendly, boardwalk to the beach, and private pool you are sure to find something to fit your every need. You can also book a gas or electric golf cart on our website under golf carts to help make beach access a breeze and parking for the festival hassle-free. With six seats, Bluetooth speakers, and beach passes these carts have all you need to enjoy the ride. Visit https://www.texassandfest.org/tickets to purchase your tickets in advance. Youth tickets for ages 6-12 are $5 each and General Admission tickets for ages 13 and up are $30 each. Enjoy the sun, fun, and one-of-a-kind sand sculptures!