Blue Water SandFest 2019 Photo: Jessie Wiegand

Blue Water SandFest Cancelled for 2020

Sandcastle lovers will have to wait until August of 2021 to enjoy Blue Water SandFest. The event, organized by The Friends of the Ft. Gratiot Light, serves as a fundraiser to support the restoration of buildings and grounds at the Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park.

David Brooks, Chairman of the Friends of the Fort
Gratiot Light, said, “Although a lot of planning has been done, and some funds have been raised through
sponsorships, the majority of available sponsorship money in the community will and should be directed
towards local and national relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to bringing the
event back next year bigger and better than ever.”

The family-friendly event that features Master, Advanced Amateur, and Amateur sand sculptors, and brings in visitors from around the world to compete for the Michigan State Championship of sand sculpting, is scheduled for August 6-8th of 2021.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand