2013 Sand In The City Info: Entertainment Schedule + Pictures & Video | 60,000 Attendees, Pioneer Square

Sand in the City, Pioneer Square, Portland, Oregon

Portland’s highly popular Sand in the City event takes place July 20-22nd in Pioneer Courthouse Square. The builder teams start early on Friday and have the creations finished and ready for judging/display six hours 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, & 2013 Entertainment Schedule:

Sand in The City 2013, PortlandSand in the City
July 20-22, 2013

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 Roloff, and Ken Carr. 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 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. (See full schedule below.)

Join us Saturday night, July 21st, for our Beach Bash featuring some great entertainment, food and drinks. We will be hosting an awards ceremony for our top fundraisers in the Friends of the Kids fundraising campaign. The celebration will continue with performances from Pu Pu Platters, Ka Pa Hula o Kanaeaupuni hula dancers and Satin Chaps. For a full schedule of live entertainment, please see below. For photos and links to the performers below, please see the entertainment tab on our website at www.sandinthecitypdx.com.

*please note exact times may change

Suggested Entrance Donation
$4 per person
$10 per family


2013 Sand In The City Event Schedule:

July 19 – Carving Day!

8:00 am Team equipment arrives between 8 am – 9:30 am (arrival times to be assigned)
9:30 am Team introductions & announcementsTouch base with Sand Host, your support person
10:00 am Contest begins
11:30 am Lunches available for each team including architects
1:00 pm Photographers begin taking candid photos
4:00 pm Contest ends – remove all extra sand to display sculpture areaOfficial team pictures taken near Kid’s Sand Box (Picture times to be assigned)

Judging begins

Team Oasis opens for food and beverages

Must have valid ID to consume alcoholic beverages. Your Sand Host will hand out wristbands to attend Team Oasis after you are finished cleaning

4:30 pm Team introductions from stageAll team equipment and forms removed from PCS
5:00 pm Awards presented
6:00 pm Sculptures open for public display

Entertainment Schedule Friday, July 19th

9:30 am Opening ceremonies to kick-off an exciting day of building and sand sculpting. Regiment of Syncopated Drummers will perform.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Watch 15 teams compete in an attempt to win the Golden Shovel award
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Live feed from Alpha broadcasting radio station 98.7 The Bull
5:00 pm Awards Ceremony for winners of the Golden Shovel, Silver Rake and Bronze Bucket.
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Dance Machine performs live on stage

Entertainment Schedule Saturday, July 20th

10:00 am – 8:00 pm Stroll throughout Pioneer Courthouse Square to view the newly created sand masterpieces. Enjoy entertainment, children’s activities, inter-act with the Kids on the Block puppets and enjoy food and fun throughout the day.
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Dirty Martini performs live on stage
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Radio Disney will be providing Live Radio Broadcasts
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Stone in Love performs live on stage
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Radical Revolution performs live on stage

Entertainment Schedule Sunday, July 21th

10:00 am – 3:00 pm Stroll throughout Pioneer Courthouse Square to view the newly created sand masterpieces. Enjoy entertainment, children’s activities, inter-act with the Kids on the Block puppets and enjoy food and fun throughout the day.
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Power pep Band performs live on stage



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Full flickr set of our Sand in the City pics here.
You can see more pictures from 2010 here on Flickr (from darwinsbulldog).

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Book Worm
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Bart Simpson
Ocean Blue
Greg Oden
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Greg Oden
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