Beach Day

Every summer, AIA Cleveland goes to the beach! The event combines volleyball and sand castle construction to present a unique opportunity for Cleveland architects and designers to engage with the public on one of Cleveland’s premier beaches. Register your team for what will be a day to be remembered! All are welcome to this family-friendly event, generously hosted by Cleveland Metroparks. (Individuals and teams wishing to compete must pre-register.)

Registration Now Open!   REGISTER HERE

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Preparing for Beach Day? 

See the competition rules and proper sand castle building techniques below:

1.       Start on a Hard Pack, no soft sand foundations.
2.       Water + Sand = True Sand Castle Love
3.       Masonry Tools are Extremely Helpful, So are Large Clay Carving Tools
4.       Video Tutorial: Sandcastle from Start to Finish
5.       Video Tutorial: How to Make an Arch

1.       Food/Drink: Water will be Available; as will Concessions and Food Trucks
2.       Coolers: Encouraged, but No Glass on the Beach (or Alcohol outside the beer tent)
3.       Sunburns: Shade Tents and Sunscreen!
4.       Radios: Set Your own Mood

Beach Day CompetitionRules


Saturday, August 6th, 2016

8:00AM:    Sand Castle Build Begins
10:00AM:  Volleyball Tournament Begins
1:00PM:     Public Voting Begins
3:00PM:    Parade of Castles, Celebrity Jury
4:00PM:    Championship Volleyball Game, Awards Presentation


Interested in Beach Day 2016? Please contact:
Wayne Mortensen, AIA
AIA Cleveland Director of Community Outreach