‘B’ Street Pier
1140 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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tandem transfer dump truck-2From the caravan of 10 dual dirt trucks that deliver 300 tons of sand to the pier to the day the amazing sand sculptures are reduced back to dirt after the event is over, every TV station in San Diego sends reporters to cover the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition!

We’re covered in L.A. too and a growing number of cable networks. We’re on the TV stations’ websites, event sites, travel sites, San Diego sites, all major social media . . . all over the web. Cision Media Research showed some 80,000,000 impressions several years ago; now we’re estimating much more.

Herewith, some of the hits on TV news:

2018 TV – Pre-Event

2018 TV – During Event



USSSC + DAE is cancelled.

It was our great honor to have produced this iconic event for 8 years.  USA Today had named it to the ‘Top 10 in the Nation’ and American Express called it ‘one of the top 20 seaside festivals in the world’.

Hundreds of millions of media impressions were registered worldwide and over 40,000 attended the festivities each year on the downtown San Diego embarcadero. 

We thank the Master Sand Artists from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas who created magnificent sculptures from nothing more than sand and water, as well as the artists who work in other media, the entertainers, food providers, sponsors, media, staff, suppliers, volunteers and the Port of San Diego who made the event possible.

Should a title sponsor or new production company wish to bring it back to benefit local non-profits and the Southern California community at large, we will endeavor to help advise as long as we are able. 

For now, enjoy the website from years past.*

Thank you once more.

Joyce and Gordon Summer, Executive Producers

on behalf of Bruce, Tricia, Steve and the entire USSSC team.

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