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Newport Beach

Volume 6, Issue 75  | September 17, 2021

Sign up for the 59th Annual Sandcastle Contest, or come cheer on your favorite team

Join thousands of spectators as the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts its 59th Annual Sandcastle Contest – “Explore the World!” This fun and exciting beach event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Corona del Mar State Beach (Marguerite Avenue and Ocean Boulevard, Corona del Mar). Sandcastle sculpting will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The contest, presented by First Republic Bank and City of Hope Orange County along with a number of other local businesses, invites castle creators and cheering fans to enjoy the day’s festivities.

Sign up sandcastle builders

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Sandcastle builders and enthusiastic spectators converge on Corona del Mar State Beach

Participants’ skill levels range widely – from children to professional architects. Talented groups will compete for the top title, Best Display of Theme (though most participate simply to have a great time while supporting the community). Creative teams will have the opportunity to win cash prizes and trophies in categories such as Most Humorous Creation and Commodores Award for Best Overall Creation. There’s even a People’s Choice Award.

The event is free to the public to view the sand sculptures. In addition to playing in the sand, the event will feature other activities, including “The Bubble Lady” with fun bubble creating experiences, along with food and sponsor contests geared towards the whole family.

Teams are encouraged to sign up at or by calling the Chamber at 949.729.4400. A limited number of on-site registrations will be available starting at 9 a.m. the morning of the event. Each team receives official Sandcastle T-shirts.

Entry fees:

–Masters (Architecture firms) - $60

–Businesses (All other businesses) - $40

–Families - $30

–Other (Youth groups, civic groups, clubs, etc.) - $30

For more event information or to sign up your team online, visit or call 949.729.4400.

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