Saturday, July 20, 2013

Revere's Sand Sculpting Contest 2013 is Boston Strong

There is no better way to beat the heat this summer than flocking to the beach. Though this weekend if you are looking to enjoy good music, food, activities, and some incredible sand sculpting, might I suggest you go to the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting competition. There are so many wonderful things to do and see and It’s just right off of the MBTA’s Blue Line. There is something for every kind of person.

If you are going to Revere this weekend to drink in the food options, there are many food trucks that feed a diverse appetite. You could enjoy a cookie from Cookie Monstah or a lobster roll from Lobstah Luv. Eaters who enjoy more ethnic food there is a mexican food truck called, Taco Party.  There are many more that are planned to be at the event for Saturday and Sunday including Kick**s Cupcakes, Slush King, The Pasta Pot, Captain Marden’s Seafood, Clam Jammers, Radish, and Grilled Cheese Nation. For those who are looking for some classics there is plenty of food you would typically find at a county fair! There were several stands for lemonade, italian sausage, hot dogs, pizza, fried dough, and french fries! That is not all! There are plenty of freebies around, so look around to see promotional products to try from drinks to appetizers.

For those who can look forward to some good tunes there are plenty of fantastic bands and entertainment for adults and children. Today the Toe Jam Puppet Band told stories on stage which included the children complete with costumes and music. If you dig a tribute band than you would have thoroughly enjoyed seeing Studio Two covering all the Beatles’ classic hits. If you missed that today it’s ok, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed by Overdrive and World Premier on Saturday or All Summer Long Beach Boys Tribute Band on Sunday.  For full bios and videos on the singers who are performing you can visit

For families with children young or old, you’ll be thrilled to see Radio Disney at Revere with games and opportunities to show off your singing talents. This is just one of great examples of the many activities you can be a part of at Revere Beach this summer at this amazing event. Radio Disney will have prizes for winners of their games. There are also some fun activities for people of all ages in the Interactive Kid Zone. Located out of the sun in a tent behind the stage, you can beat the heat with DCR with learning about trash in the environment and the importance of cleaning up after yourself at the beach. You can also splash around with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay in the touch tanks that will have Lobsters! You can also learn about wastewater management with the NWRA and color drawings! For those who are up for digging around in the sand for treasure you can join Minelab in a demonstration of their metal detectors and look for things in the sand.

Of course the main event is the sand sculpting! The theme this year is centered around Boston Strong. Some of the sculptors come from as far as Latvia and Holland while some are from places closer to home like Florida! The centerpiece sculptor is from as close as Saugus, MA. I have to say I am incredibly impressed with this year’s sand sculptures and that many interpreted the theme of Boston Strong very well.

I hope that everyone can make it out this weekend and enjoy the sunshine out on the beach! I will be at the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay table on Sunday and I would love to see you there to join me!

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