The Northwest Sand Festival | Aug 16 to Sept. 3 – Federal Way WA

Credit: NW Sand Festival


A giant sand box for the kids, full of toys, buckets and fun.

Sand Sculpting lessons daily, learn techniques from the Masters. get instructions and tools, and pick up tricks to impress your friends on the beach, or in your back yard.


Quick Sand ~ Quick carving competitions in the afternoons. A subject is chosen by the audience or drawn from a hat then two sculptors go heads up in ten minute grudge match carving showdowns. The winner is chosen by applause and advances to the next round.


Flying Colors ~ Master Sculptor and painter John Gowdy spins a giant canvas and throws paint creating awesome artwork creating paintings that feature  Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley to name a few. Come and see what he comes up with this time.


Put yourself in the Picture~ with Display Sculptures and an opportunity to have your photo taken in front of a sculpture with your name carved on it. Think family 2012 Christmas card!


10:00 – NW Invitational (doubles)
12:45 – Quick Sand Competition
  5:00 – Quick Sand Competition
  5:30 – Uncle Ernie

10:00 – Kids Contest
12:45 – Quick Sand Competition
  1:30 – Showcase of NW groups
  5:00 – Quick Sand Competition

Event Hours:

  • Monday and Tuesday – 10am to 8pm
  • Wednesday through Saturday – 9am to 8pm
  • Sunday – 10am to 7pm

Admission Prices:

  • Adult Admission: $7.00
  • Seniors (65+) and Youth: (5 – 17 yrs): $5.00
  • Children under 4 are FREE
  • Event Season Pass (All 19 Days): $25.00
  • For Public Transit Information:
  • Location: SW corner of the mall  – 1701 South Commons Federal Way, WA 98003

via The Northwest Sand Festival | Aug 16 to Sept. 3 – Federal Way WA.



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