November 15 – 19th, 2017 at 104th Avenue & Gulf Boulevard

Treasure Island, Florida’s sand sculpture capital, hosts 9th Annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup. All it takes is several tons of sand, plenty of water, and lots of imagination to build a masterpiece – at least for ten master sculptors who return to Treasure Island for the 9th annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Sand Sculpture Competition and Music Festival November 15-19, 2017.

The competition is invitational, and has grown to be the largest masters competition in the Southeast United States.

A “Meet and Greet” with all the sculptors happens Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm in the Beach Front Cafe of the Bilmar Beach Resort located at 10650 Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island. Great Bay Distributors provides the beer and cocktails; Sloppy Joe’s serves up the snacks. Tickets are $15 at the door.

The masterful exhibition of sand sculpting talent at the world-class level, is naturally, the big appeal, with the top three sculptures and a People’s Choice sculpture awarded over $12,000 in cash prizes. Judging and voting for the People’s Choice Award is Saturday, November 18th from 3pm to 6pm. The awards ceremony is at 7pm followed by a fireworks display at 10pm.

The beach food court, and arts and crafts marketplace and three days of live music make Sanding Ovations a must-see event while visiting Treasure Island

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