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Photos from the 15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Thousands gathered to see sand sculptures crafted by artists from around the world.


15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

Under the hot July sun this weekend, thousands gathered on the sands of Revere Beach for the 15th annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Wielding cameras and bumping shoulders to get a good view, grandparents, toddlers, and everyone in between stopped in their tracks to admire the gorgeous sculptures.

Lined up where the beach meets the sidewalk, the sculptures seemed to rise impossibly from the disorderly sand surrounding them. Artists from around the world used their fine tools to comb, carve, and dampen their medium into complex curves that reached impressive heights.

Next to the festival sponsors’ huge sandcastle, a group of junior sand sculptors used buckets and water to learn how to sculpt like professionals. On a grand stage at the center of the festival, Cirque Du Soleil performers juggled metal pins and sashayed in glittering mini-dresses as the crowd clapped and cheered. Brightly colored food trucks offered up steaming hotdogs, buttery Mexican elote, and freshly shucked oysters.

Below, peep photos from the 15th annual festival, and see for yourself what draws thousands to Revere Beach every summer.

15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori

15th Annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo by Simone Migliori