Community Events

Sculpture and Sandcastle Day


Saturday July 29, 2023 | Noon–4 pm
at Jetties Beach

Rain Date: July 30th

Hundreds of spectators and 52 contestants come out every year to participate in this classic summer event: the Annual Sandcastle and Sculpture Contest hosted by the Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts. The event at Jetties Beach will celebrate its 48th year! It is always a delightful family oriented event and the weather co-operated with sunny skies and a lovely breeze.

Please remember to plan ahead. Pre-registration is necessary for a guaranteed space.
→ download registration as a pdf
→ register online

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Nantucket Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

…last year's winners were….

People’s Choice Award

“NanSea the Sconset Mermaid”
by The Beach Bums
Alysa, Michael, and Lois Stone

Grand Prize

By Team Heros
Kate Bowen, Jake Knowles, Alea & Rubin Bowen-Knowles

Youth Category

1st Prize
Bird Castle

By Team “Three Cardinals”
Romy Kim, Callahan & Farrell Grieg

2nd Prize
The Village

By Team Waterspout
Kaliana Flores

3rd Prize
Sankaty Light

By Team Rogers
Ailsa Rogers

Family Category

1st Prize
By Team Heros
Kate Bowen, Jake Knowles, Alea & Rubin Bowen-Knowles

2nd Prize
“NanSea the Sconset Mermaid”
By The Beach Bums
Alysa, Michael, and Lois Stone

3rd Prize
“The Super Mermaid”
By Team: The Stars
Lauren, Lilly, & Nicholas Truono

Adult Category

1st Prize
“Nantucket Sleigh Ride”
By Team Driftwood
Joe, Jen, Andrew & Chris Fertucci

2nd Prize
“Jettie’s Jeep”
BY Team Petrella
Christine, Christopher, Nicholas, & Katherine Petrell

3rd Prize
By Team Pearl Farmers
Jocelyn Brick, Kelly Reid, Michael Verville & Cecilia Traynham

by JohnCarl McGrady • Aug 01, 2022
→ read article online


    48th NISDA Sandcastle and Sculpture Contest Registration
    July 29th, 2023 at Jetties Beach

    IMPORTANT: Please make a sign with Team and Category Name for Judges + Community Viewing


    Contact Information

    *Please give phone contact for possible sending of ribbons or newspaper reporters writing about prizes.


    Non-Refundable Entry Fee of $25 for each Team Application
    plus $10 per each participant (payable by Visa, MC)


    Your Credit Card Detail:


    Use a credit card on our secure page via our partner
    NISDA gratefully accepts American Express, MasterCard and Visa.

    Please register by noon Thursday July 28th.