Cannon Beach 51st Sandcastle Competition

Cannon Beach 51st Sandcastle Competition

Join us for the fun!

Cannon Beach, Oregon will celebrate the 51st annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The event is one of the oldest sandcastle contests in Oregon and the most popular annual event in Cannon Beach. Dozens of teams participate in the contest with divisions for Masters, who compete for cash prizes; plus large group, small group and children’s divisions with winners receiving medals and ribbons.

Sandcastle building plots are laid out in the morning, a back hoe digs holes nearby to provide a water source. Masters teams typically utilize construction forms, similar to those used for pouring concrete. Sand is shoveled, tamped and packed into the forms to make large, elaborate sand sculpture creations possible without crumbling under their own weight. The creations are best viewed right before judging takes place and winners are announced. The temporary works of art are usually washed away with the next high tide. Make hotel reservations early for this popular weekend. This is the only day of the year parking is allowed.

There are some fun events happening the whole weekend. You can find June Web Specials for our Resort for this weekend. Join us as we celebrate this fun weekend, with usually good weather!

Cannon Beach Sandcastle


10-5 pm         Packet n’ Pail Pickup – Chamber Community Hall

6-7:30 pm      Shovels & Bucket Dinner

5:30 pm         Parade


7am – 1pm   Sandcastle Contest

7pm                Concert

8pm                Bonfire


9am                5K Fun Run

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