Save the date and scare up your sand tools: Saturday June 10th is the 51st Anniversary Sand Castle/Sculpture Contest you'll want to grab your shovels, pails, and your children and head over to Crown Memorial Beach for fun in the sand. Register at the Crab Cove visitor's center at 9am for this FREE program with viewing and judging at noon. Award presentation: 1pm.
There are some serious sand castle builders there and some amazing sculptures. But there's also a separate “competition” for entries built by families and by kids-only.
Get busy with digging and create a work of art or walk around and admire others' creations. Categories include castles and sculptures by 12 and under, 13 and over, and families.
If you've been before, please share your tips for families in the comments!
The event is cosponsored by the East Bay Regional Park District, Alameda Recreation & Parks, and the Bay View Women's Club.
For more info: call (510) 544-3187. More details here.
[Photos from foursquare: Nikki S made the raccoons; little girl by Ricardo D]