Singing Sands Festival will bring sand sculptors to Michigan City | Lifestyles

Joseph S. Pete, 219-933-3316

Professional sand sculptors from around the world will shape massive, intricate and breathtaking sand sculptures on the beach in Michigan City this weekend.

Michigan City hosts the Singing Sands Festival Friday through Sunday in Washington Park at 115 Lakeshore Drive.

“The Singing Sands Sculpting Festival is a three-day celebration of Michigan City’s beautiful lakefront and beach,” the city said in a press release. “The centerpiece of the event is a professional sand sculpting competition and exhibition, attracting some of the world’s most talented and well-known sand sculptors, who will create incredible works of art in the famous Singing Sands of the city.”

The event will include sand sculpting demonstrations, speed sculpting shows and amateur, master and semi-professional competitions. It is organized by The Sand Lovers, a company run by professional sand sculptors Bill and Marianne Knight who have held such competitions before, including in Florida.

The festival will include musical performances by Together Band, Indika Reggae, Dan Moser, Audios Pantalones, Derek Caruso and Blues Fuse Band, Sankofa, Sofa King Revolution, Invisible Cartoons, Cadillac Starship and Hurricane Reggae.

There will also be food trucks, craft vendors, a children’s area and a beach bar. The outdoor festival will take place rain or shine all weekend.

The festivities will take place at Washington Park Beach from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

One-day tickets cost $8 while a three-day pass costs $18 for foreigners. It’s $5 for a day pass and $12 for the entire weekend for Michigan City residents.

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