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Portland’s highly popular Sand in the City event takes place this weekend in Pioneer Courthouse Square. The builder teams start early on Friday and have the creations finished and ready for judging/display six hour later. You can view them all weekend, with destruction/load-out on Sunday. In addition to all the great sand sculptures, there will be music, puppet show, and other entertainment during the three days including a Last Regiment performance on Sunday.
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Sand In The City Info, Pictures, Video, & 2012 Entertainment Schedule:
Sand in the City
July 20-22, 2012
Pioneer Courthouse Square, Downtown Portland
Cost: suggested donation is $4 per person, $10 per family at all times.
The greatest beach party in the country is coming to Portland’s living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square, on July 20th – 22nd. Yoshida’s Sand in the City features fun for all ages with majestic sand sculptures, interactive youth exhibits, live music, entertainment and more! It is estimated that over 60,000 people attend Sand in the City throughout the weekend. Every dollar raised during the event benefits the Children, Youth and Family Services of Impact NW including the Kids on the Block Awareness Program.
The excitement begins on Friday, July 20th, when amateur corporate sponsor teams have only six hours to build an elaborate sand sculpture, designed with an architect and sand mentor. The teams have trained and practiced for more than six weeks in an attempt to win the coveted Golden Shovel award, so competition is fierce on building day! Sand sculptures will be judged by Junki Yoshida, Timber Joey, Amy Rolloff, Ken Carr, and Jeff Gianola. Winners will be announced during our Awards Ceremony on Friday evening followed by performances from Queued Up and Michael Allen Harrison.
In addition to the visually stunning sand sculptures, Sand in the City will host outstanding activities for kids at the Children’s Inspiration Village sponsored by Evergreen Aviation, where families can watch puppet shows, play with science experiments, do art projects, play miniature golf, and jump in the bounce house! After enjoying food and drinks, kids can build their own castle in our giant Sand Box, have their face painted, or take in one of our live performances happening all weekend.
Sand in the City Entertainment Schedule
Friday, July 20
9:30 a.m. – The Beat Goes On Marching Band (Opening ceremonies)
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – DJ (teams building sand sculptures)
6 p.m. – Queued Up
7:15 p.m. – Michael Allen Harrison
Saturday, July 21
10 a.m. – My Voice Music @ Kids Activity Tent
10:30 a.m. – Sandy Saunders Band
Noon – Power Pep Band
2 p.m. & 3 p.m. – Red Yarn Puppet Show @ Kids Activity Tent
2:30 p.m. – Luminous Things
3:45 p.m. – Whistlin’ Rufus
5 p.m. – PuPu Platters
6:30 p.m. – Hawaiian Charm
7:45 p.m. – Satin Chaps
Sunday, July 22
10:30 a.m. – ETHOS students
Noon – Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers