Duncannon beach welcomes free festival weekend
The 30th annual Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival will take place on Duncannon Beach in County Wexford from Friday, August 5th to Sunday, August 7th this year.
An action packed family festival with fun events on the beautiful Duncannon beach offers fireworks, and Family Beach Party, Beach games, Live music and awesome professional Sand Sculptures plus a range of free activities and entertainment.
Professional Sand-sculptors will be onsite creating giant sand-sculpted masterpieces and the festival will kick off on Friday with the Grand Unveiling of the Sand Sculptures in the now Familiar Tent on the beach, A giant Family beach party with Music from DJ Noel, plenty of Children’s entertainment and a huge Fireworks display after dark lighting up the Hook Peninsula.
Festivities will recommence on Saturday with the Sand Sculpture Tent open all day from 10am, there will be plenty of fun games for all the family to join in on the beach, this will include for the first time Irelands biggest Water Fight on a beach, Water balloons will be provided for a small fee and everyone can join in. There will be a visit from the Barrack Street Band playing some fantastic tunes on the green.
The family fun continues on Sunday with the Annual Amateur Sand Sculpting Competition – this competition is open to all ages and ability and best Sand Sculpture wins. There will also be a Live DJ on the green followed by the hugely popular WWF Wrestling team.
Commenting on the upcoming festival one of the festivals organiser’s Cathy Dowling said, “We are delighted to be hosting the 30th annual festival, over the years the festival has held some very innovative and fun events including the first all-Ireland sandsculpting competition and also a record attempt to create the most number of Sand Angels for which we created 405 sand angels at the festival last year. This festival is always fun filled, our emphasis is firmly on family fun and we ensure a programme filled with wonderful activities for the locals and visitors to the village to enjoy with all of the events on offer either free of charge or at a nominal fee.”
For further details on the festival see www.visitwexford.ie