TEXAS SANDFEST October 15-17, 2021

Texas SandFest is the largest native-sand sculpture competition in the USA. What began as a small local competition in 1997 has grown into an internationally recognized three-day family event that draws renowned sand sculptors and tens of thousands of visitors from around the world each year to Port Aransas. Texas SandFest attendees enjoy amazing sand sculptures, food, live music, kids’ activities and shopping for arts & crafts, apparel, jewelry, furniture, souvenirs and more. *Cover photo KASTLE PHOTOGRAPHY


Where to stay

Port ‘A’ offers a large variety of accommodations. Whether you prefer a cozy beach cottage, conventional motel room, luxury condominium or the privacy of your own beach house, the island offers coastal digs to fit your needs. In addition, there are numerous hotels, vacation rentals and a great selection of RV parks and campgrounds for those who prefer to sleep under the stars.

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SandFest is on the beach between mile markers 9 and 13. More information



Restaurants from fine dining to casual fare will satisfy every palate. Explore the foodie town of Port A – home for all World Food Championship qualifying events in Texas.


Cruise around town or the beach on a colorful golf cart or bicycle and take in the Port A vibe. Make reservations soon because the will sell out!



Numerous shops, boutiques, and galleries appeal to the casual shopper and shopaholic alike. Browse for unique home decor, island inspired fashions and souvenirs that bring lasting memories of Port Aransas & Mustang Island



The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down – discover the thriving nightlife, theatre and live music scene of Port A Live.


For more Texas SandFest event details visit texassandfest.org/