Sanding Ovations Masters Cup in Treasure Island

By Published On: November 14th, 2023

Sanding Ovations Master Cup – Treasure Island

Published on 11/14/23: Just two days away! Thursday kicks off the Sanding Ovations Master’s Cup in Treasure Island. If you’re unfamiliar, this annual sand sculpture competition is where the ‘best of the best’ converge to build massive sand sculptures on beautiful Treasure Island beach. Click on first image to see my son’s attempt to challenge the master sculptors last year. 😬

Annual Event – Sanding Ovations

We enjoy this event every year! I mean it’s free, on a beautiful beach, they sell food and drink, live bands perform, kites are flying (can purchase one), vendors are selling arts and crafts, plus beachfront restaurants and bars are in walking distance. Basically pack your beach towels and sunblock, park your car, and take a shuttle to the festival…then make a beachfront afternoon of it!

Just a reminder this is a cashless event. Parking is the trickiest part of this adventure, but not the end of the world. They offer parking near the event, however it can be hit or miss. I highly recommend using the shuttle on Saturday and Sunday. For full parking info and other details, visit Sanding Ovations’ website in the first comment below.

Dates: November 16th-19th (Thurs- Sun) and encore on Nov 25th-26th (next Sat and Sun)

Address: 10400 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island

Google Reviews: 4.7/5 with 76 reviews

Cost: FREE!

Food and Drink for sale: YES

Fireworks: Saturday 11/18 at 10pm

Prohibited: City Ordinance prohibits dogs, glass, and smoking or vaping on the beach

This year’s theme: “It’s About Time”

ADA: Beach Wheelchairs are available first come first serve

Band lineup details are in the pics

Main Weekend Schedule

Thursday Nov 16: 10am-6pm
Friday Nov 17: 10am-10pm
Saturday Nov 18: 10am-10pm with People’s Choice Voting for Sand Sculptures from 10am to 4pm. Fireworks @ 10pm!
Sunday Nov 19: 10am-6pm

Encore Weekend Schedule

Saturday, Nov 25: 10am-10pm
Sunday, Nov 26: 10am-6pm

We usually buy a kite from the Windworks inc popup shop on the beach. Such a wide beach, always makes for a fun activity with the kids. Or maybe your date might even get a kick out of it, something different.

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