Texas SandFest is a greatly anticipated annual sand sculpture competition and festival. Each year more than 100,000 people attend this family-friendly event. Organized by local volunteers since 1997, master sculptors from around the country and abroad, as well as children and amateurs, gather on the Port Aransas beach to create artistic, imaginative and skillful sand sculptures. The 3-day festival includes live music, food, jewelry, crafts, sand sculpting lessons and more. The event is held on the beach near mile marker 11, between Sandcastle Drive and Access Road 1A in Port Aransas.