Monday, July 25, 2011

Safari #33: Sand Sculpture Festival at Revere Beach

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The Sand Sculpture festival at Revere Beach is so much more than childhood sandcastles; the sculptures will leave you breathless and full of wonder.  If you haven't been to Revere Beach before, let the sand sculpting festival bring you there.

The festival, one of the largest in the country, is held annually and draws an international field of entrants.  It includes live music, concessions, and of course, good, old-fashioned fun.

2nd Place Winner
After viewing the sand sculptures, be sure to check out the open beachfront; it's perfect for long walks and playing in the surf.

  • Go Early - The festival draws quite a crowd.  Head over on the earlier side to get a birds eye view of the sculptures and to avoid some of the heaviest foot traffic.  Be sure to check the schedule - fireworks are part of the finale.
  • Sample Local Flavor - Many visitors during the sculpting festival can enjoy cuisines representative of the many different ethnicities in Revere.  Will this be your day to sample cherrystone clams or perhaps arroz con pollo?
  • Learn more about Revere Beach's History - Founded in 1895, did you know that Revere Beach was America's first public beach?
  • Get There Easily - Take the MBTA's Blue Line to the Revere Beach stop.  The beach is only a few steps away from the exit.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cristy, I'm the blogger from Playing in the Dirt, sorry for my delayed response.

    First of all that turtle looks awesome! The sculptures people make are incredible, and we had a lot of fun at the Festival last year.

    Secondly, if you're still wanting to, go ahead and use my apple pic from Honey Pot Hill Orchard located here:

    Braden Ball -