Are you a lover of art, beaches, and summertime sun? The Port Aransas Texas Sandfest is an occasion you will not want to miss on your visit to Port Aransas and Mustang Island. Every April, Port Aransas holds its annual Port Aransas Texas Sandfest. This festival celebrates everything sand with elaborate sand sculptures, photo ops, live music, and more.

Where It Began

port aransasThe Port Aransas area experiences a lull in its tourism, and the community was brainstorming ideas to boost their springtime market. A local named Sharon Schafer developed the three-day festival in 1997, and it has grown ever since. As it grew, more and more local businesses and nonprofits joined with the Port Aransas Community Theatre being a strong partner in the event. In the beginning stages, all proceeds were to go to Port Aransas Community Theatre, but since the event has progressively grown, they have begun to disperse the funds over several nonprofits to help the community thrive.

How To Participate

For those that wish to participate just for the enjoyment of the festival only need to show up. To get into Sandfest, you will need to purchase a wristband for $10 that allows you access for the entirety of the three-day event. Children under 12 years old will receive free admission. To become a vendor, the sign-up information is on the Sandfest website with all the needed information and vendor application.

Where To Stay

When you visit the beautiful Mustang Island and Port Aransas Texas, make sure your stay is just as incredible as the experiences you have. Here at Port A Escapes, we have a large variety of rental properties to fit your preferences. It is important to stay in a place that is ideal for your specific needs and tastes. You can find your favorite rental by visiting our website or contacting one of our knowledgeable staff members. Come and enjoy this incredible 3-day event and discover the beauty of Port Aransas with us.