After careful consideration, the 34th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship on Fort Myers Beach has been postponed. The plans for the annual November event have been difficult to move forward with given the uncertainty that is currently surrounding outdoor events and festivals.
“We are extremely disappointed to be making this announcement,” stated Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce executive director Jacki Liszak. “The popularity of this event and the growing interest in it has made this decision very difficult to make.”
She adds, “Planning and running this event takes a year of preparation and teamwork from all of the event partners. Given the current challenges with COVID-19, we feel that postponing the event and looking forward to 2021 is in the best interest of everyone involved.”
Plans are underway for a potential virtual event that will give fans an opportunity to enjoy the sculptors at work in a live remote feed via Facebook. More details will be announced as plans continue to evolve.