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Sand Festival Coming Back to Michigan City

(Michigan City, IN) - The Singing Sands Sand Sculpting Festival, a three-day art festival celebrating Michigan City's beautiful lakefront, will return to Washington Park for its second year.


The festival in 2023 is scheduled for June 9-11.


"Everyone who attended this great event last year saw the most incredible works of art created from the sand on our beautiful beach. This event will become one of the premiere events on the shores of Lake Michigan," said Mayor Duane Parry.


The event's centerpiece is a professional sand sculpting exhibition and competition, drawing some of the world's most talented and well-known sand sculptors.


Michigan City Special Events will again partner with The Sand Lovers, LLC, a professional sand sculpting and event management company specializing in major sand sculpting events.


Bill and Marianne Knight, both professional sand sculptors, brought this unique art form to Michigan City for the first time and believe the event will continue to grow.


"We are so excited to come back to Michigan City. What an incredible setting for the event, and the people welcomed us and made us feel like part of the community," said Bill Knight.


Michigan City Special Events Director Terry Greetham said the goal is to keep improving the festival.


"We learned a lot in year one and have a lot of great ideas for year two. We want to see this festival grow in size and popularity and make it one of the biggest events on Lake Michigan," he said.

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