AIA Sandcastle Competition

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Event is free and open to the public
East Beach parking is $15 (CASH ONLY; NO ATM)

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East Beach
1923 Boddeker
Galveston, TX 77550


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Download an informational poster/calendar HERE.

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Mon, March 2 / Team Registration Opens
First 10 teams to register online will be first to select sites at the lottery. Registration opens at 9:00am.

Fri, June 5 / Team Registration Form and Kick-off Party/Site Selection Lottery Registration Form are due by 5:00 pm in order to participate in Site Selection Lottery.

Mon, June 8 / Kick-off Party/Site Selection Lottery
6:00pm-8:00pm, Saint Arnold Brewery
Teams and sponsors must be present to participate in the Site Selection Lottery. Complimentary food and beer.
Sponsored by ARC.

Mon, July 27 / Team Late Registration Form, T-shirt and Wristband Form and Theme & Category Form are due by 5:00pm.
On a first-come, first-served basis, teams and sponsors can purchase additional shirts at the T-Shirt Distribution Party or the AIA tent on event day. 

Wed, August 19 / T-Shirt Distribution Party
5:00pm-7:00pm, McCoy Workplace Solutions/Steelcase, 6869 Old Katy Road.
Teams must send at least one representative to pick up t-shirts, vehicle beach pass and event participant wristbands. Complimentary food and drink. Sponsored by McCoy/Steelcase.

Sat, August 22 / Sandcastle Event Day
6:30am-9:00am With official vehicle pass, beach front opens for delivery of equipment and supplies to the Sandcastle sites.
No vehicles permitted on beach before 6:30am or after 9:00am

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AIA Sandcastle has a block of rooms at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Make your reservations online by clicking here (online code: SAND) or call 409-744-5000 and ask for the AIA Sandcastle rate (phone code: Sandcastle Competition 2020). Monday, August 3 is the deadline to reserve rooms.  PLEASE NOTE: The Hilton Galveston Island Resort charges $8/per day for parking at the hotel.