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Blue Water Sandfest 10th Anniversary – Port Huron

August 2 - August 4

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A weekend full of fun for the whole family!  Port Huron, MI – Semi-Pro Sculptors from around North America will be gathering when Blue Water SandFest returns to the Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park August 2-4, 2024. The event has become one of the most important sand sculpture competitions in the United States and has been named one of USA Today’s Top 10 and one of Fodor’s 10 Best Sandcastle Competitions.

This family-friendly event is celebrating its 10th year and offers a wonderful array of activities for guests of all ages, including:

  • Doubles Competition – Semi-Pro Sculptors will team up to design and execute their creations during the weekend.
  • Blue Water SandFest Live Music Festival – Live music all weekend long.
  • Heroes & Educators Weekend – All active duty and veterans of the armed services, first responders and border patrol, health care providers, along with education employees get in free with valid ID all weekend.
  • Blue Water SandFest Amateur Contest – Individuals and groups compete for the Michigan Amateur Championship. This is an open competition for kids, families, adults and groups.
  • Volunteer Opportunities – There are volunteer opportunities all weekend long. Come volunteer as a team from an employer or organization!

This year, attendees can enjoy tours of the newly finished Post Hospital, located on the grounds of Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park. Built in 1830, the Post Hospital is the last known building that remains from Fort Gratiot. The Port Huron Museums has worked for more than 20 years to preserve the building and share the area’s military history. Today, the finished building houses a new exhibit featuring both the military and medical history of Fort Gratiot.

 PROCEEDS – All proceeds from Blue Water SandFest are used for restoration and renovation of the historic buildings and grounds of the Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park.


August 2
August 4


Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park
2802 Omar
Port Huron, 48060 United States
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