Summer Must! 2018 International Sand Sculpting Festival @ Revere Beach

Somehow through the snow and the polar vertex, summer snuck into town and nothing says summer more to me than the amazing sand sculptures at Revere beach! This was the 15th year Revere played host to these sand magicians and it really is one of my favorite events of the summer. Hoards and hoards of people flood in to see it because well they’re amazing! I usually try to go a few days later on a low key night as the sculptures can often last through the week.

However, with the rainstorm emoji covering every day, I hustled over Saturday to swim through the seas of humanity. Learning lessons of years past, we didn’t even attempt to drive and altered for one of MBTA’s finest lines the blue line to take us to Wonderland (MBTA stop.)

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20 world reknowned masters competed and the above is the 1st place winner, Pavel Mylnikov with “Vanishing Muse”

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Prepped by the artists in collaboration and sponsors, this was the toughest one to poke through for a view! I was also pretty tired from weaving so this was the best I could do. It took me a good 15 minutes to adjust to the crowd density who all wanted same thing as me. Capturing a piece of the magical talent and creativity.

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Steve Topazio’s “It’s about time” was my personal favorite!

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Paul Hoggard’s Baby LoveIMG_4172

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3rd Place Winner Ilya Filmonstev’s “The Fall of Icarus” was my personal third favorite once I was able to get a closer look

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My 2nd favorite! Rachel Stubb’s “A Nouveau Love” which took 5th place

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4th Place Winner Fergus Mulvany with “Breath In and Breath Out” but sort of reminds me of Venus or something of that nature

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The raven and the frog by Mac David – sad confession but I still don’t know who the frog is.

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2nd place and Sculptors Choice award winner Jonathan Bouchard (Jobi) “Gravity Drops” Vertical smooth elements are some of the toughest to accomplish in sand!

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“An American Dream” byHelena Bangert

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This one was called Teen Age

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Wasn’t able to capture the names of the rest of few but are just as amazing!

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I’m always sucker for a heard!

I wasn’t expecting much from the fireworks, but Revere definitely impressed me with their 25 minutes beautifully timed and color fireworks display!

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aside from sand sculptures and fireworks, there were plenty of food trucks to keep your hunger at bay. We opted to try this amazing venison chili as I was feeling a bit cold.

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What sculpture was your favorite?

One thought on “Summer Must! 2018 International Sand Sculpting Festival @ Revere Beach”

  1. The sand sculptures are pretty incredible- I love the castle as well as the meditation one, but they are all pretty cool. Looks like an awesome fireworks display too (I especially love the pic of the fireworks over the sculpture).

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