Sand In the City Hands On Children’s Museum

Sand In the City Hands On Children’s Museum

Sand In The City

Sand In The City is surely one of Olympia’s best family events around. Full of fun for everyone. This year the event will be held at the new downtown location of the Children’s Museum. If you have kids or grandkids you won’t want to miss it. The sand sculptures alone are worth it. Every year it is amazing, the sheer talent and imagination that these sand sculptors wield. You’ll have to come see for yourself. Be prepared to stay the whole day with food vendors, crafts, music dancing and more. The Sand In The City event will bring a smile to just about anyone you comes. Come see what all the fun is all about and bring your friends and families! See you there!

Tour the sculptures and vote for the “People’s Choice” award
Watch Master sculptors create a giant sand sculpture
Enjoy live music and entertainment (see schedule below)
Take part in over 40 hands-on crafts and activities
Build and play in our 2 giant sandboxes
Climb sky high on the Rock Wall
Touch live sea creatures in the giant touch-tank

Suggested donation: $5 per family
Friday, August 23:
10 am – 4 pm (FREE!)
Team Sand Sculpting Competition
NEW! A fun selection of art activities and face painting
Saturday, August 24
10 am – 8 pm (FREE!)
FREE Community Beach Party –View Schedule
Sunday, August 26:
10 am – 5 pm (FREE!)
FREE Grandparent’s Day & Beach Party – View Schedule

Friday August 23th 7-11pm

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(pre-registration required – 21 & over)

Tempt your tastebuds with gourmet seafood and awesome appetizers from favorite, local restaurants and delectable desserts from Wagner’s European Bakery & Cafe.
Be among the first to view the completed sand sculptures.
Sip sensational wines and enjoy spirits and beverages.
Kick off your shoes and dance in the sand to the music of The LOTT Troubadors, The Torres, & The Beatniks.
Bid on exciting items, gift and and travel packages in our Silent Auction.
Attire: Fun, festive “beach party” wear. (You may want to bring a sweater along to this outdoor event.)
Ticket Info:

(Adults 21 & over only. Please wear “boat friendly” shoes; if you are wearing heels you may be asked to remove your shoes before boarding your boat.

7 pm – 11 pm SandBlast! Waterfront Gala
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– (pre-registration required – 21 & over)

  • Tempt your tastebuds with gourmet seafood and awesome appetizers from Anthony’s Restaurants and delectable desserts from Wagner’s European Bakery & Cafe.
  • Be among the first to view the completed sand sculptures.
  • Sip sensational wines from Washington’s own Waterbrook & House Wine wineries and enjoy spirits and beverages from Dick’s Brewing Company and Ninkasi Brewing of Eugene, Oregon.
  • Kick off your shoes and dance in the sand to the music of the Beatniks.
  • Bid on exciting items, gift and and travel packages in our Silent Auction.
  • Attire: Fun, festive “beach party” wear. (You may want to bring a sweater along to this outdoor event.)

    Tickets: $95/guest (discounted rate available for members of sculpting teams)