Standing Ovations Sand Sculptures

Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Sand Sculpture Competition

At Treasure Island

Sanding OvationsPresented by Visit St Pete Clearwater, the 10th annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Sand Sculpture Competition and Music Festival returns to the City of Treasure Island on November 14-18, 2018.  Sanding Ovations is a must-see event with its masterful exhibition of sand sculpting talent at the world-class level supplemented by an eclectic and entertaining line-up of the best local and national touring bands. Treasure Island has one of the best beaches in Florida and is an absolutely perfect destination for this special event.  Below is the list of entertainers that will be just a special add on the amazing sand sculptures at Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Sand Sculpture Competition.  If you haven’t been to this event before you will really be amazed at the art that can be made by talented artist with sand!

Treasure Island, Florida’s sand sculpture capital, hosts 10th Annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup. All it takes is several tons of sand, plenty of water, and lots of imagination to build a masterpiece – at least for ten master sculptors who return to Treasure Island for the 10th annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Sand Sculpture Competition and Music Festival November 14-18, 2018.

The competition is invitational, and has grown to be the largest masters competition in the Southeast United States.

Sanding Ovations in Treasure IslandA “Meet and Greet” with all the sculptors happens Wednesday, November 14th at 7pm in the Beach Front Cafe of the Bilmar Beach Resort located at 10650 Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island. Great Bay Distributors provides the beer; Sloppy Joe’s serves up the snacks. Tickets are $15 at the door.

The masterful exhibition of sand sculpting talent at the world-class level, is naturally, the big appeal, with the top three sculptures and a People’s Choice sculpture awarded over $12,000 in cash prizes. Judging and voting for the People’s Choice Award is Saturday, November 17th from 3pm to 6pm. The awards ceremony is at 7pm followed by a fireworks display at 10pm.

The beach food court, and arts and crafts marketplace and three days of live music make Sanding Ovations a must-see event while visiting Treasure Island.  Here is a list of entertainment:


FRIDAY, November 16th

  • 5pm, Sarasota Slim
  • 6:45pm, Ella Jet & Future Soul
  • 8:30pm, Seranation

SATURDAY, November 17th

  • 2pm, Kerry Courtney
  • 3:45pm, Cicada Rhythm
  • 5:15pm, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
  • 7:00pm, Railway Kings
  • 8:45pm, Pirate Flag Band, Kenny Chesney Tribute Band
  • 10:00pm, Fireworks Display

SUNDAY, November 18th

  • 12:00noon, WMNF Florida Folk Show with Pete Gallagher
  • 2pm, HoneyWhat
  • 3:45pm, Roosevelt Collier Trio

Click here to listen to bands performing at this year’s Sanding Ovations Masters Cup

For event information visit or call (727)547-4575, ext 237.

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