Sand Fest Takes Over Ft. Gratiot Light Station

Summer is beginning to really heat up around our area, and a sure sign of summer is Sand Fest which begins tomorrow and runs until Sunday at the Fort Gratiot Light Station.  The 7th annual event presented by the Friends of the Fort Gratiot Light goes from 10 am to 8 pm Friday and Saturday and 10-4 pm on Sunday. Over the weekend, Sandfest will host Michigan’s first and only Master sculpting and advanced amateur competition. 

Live music performances go throughout the day with the last group starting their musical set at 6 pm both Friday and Saturday. There will be a variety of activities each day including sand sculpting lessons, quick-sand speed sculpting, and a hands-on kids zone.  Competitions will happen throughout the event, and amateurs can register to compete all day Friday and for a short time on Saturday beginning at 9 AM. The park is already open to the public so curious on-lookers can watch Master Sand Sculptors create the Welcome Sculpture.  Check out for more information.