The beach is the last place I personally go for family fun during the summer. Sure, the ocean is beautiful and there is always endless people watching at the beach, but sitting on a blanket, melting in the sun is not my idea of a fun day.
So, when I partnered up again this summer with Fidelity and MEFA to cover one of their UFund Dream Tour stops I’m not sure why I chose the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival.
I mentioned to our neighbors that we’d be going to this and they asked if they could come along. When I told them why I was going she chimed in, “Oh I love MEFA. I use to listen to their webinars during my lunch breaks to learn about how to pay for my son’s college. Plus, whenever I have a question they answered me.”
That is a true and unpaid for statement. I had to include it because I think it sums up the experience a lot of people have had when interacting with these organizations.
We arrived joking that none of us had been to Revere Beach in over twenty years so we didn’t know what to expect.
The beach and the surrounding area sure have been developed and improved over the years. It was the perfect location to showcase the mind boggling creativity and artistry of what someone can do with a pile of sand.
Nothing I’ve ever made out of sand at at the beach has come close to what was on display.
The variety in topics and themes on display covered everything from the abstract to the absurd. There was political commentary and issue awareness mixed in with pure imagination.
The official sculpture of the festival focused on the evolution of technology and I loved that in addition to being a beautiful sculpture that they worked technology directly into it. As you can see on the phone in this photo they were showing real time updates of photos people were posting to Instagram. It took the idea of sand art to a whole new level.
Among all the vendors taking part in the fun, was the bright blue big top covered in sheep and clouds. This of course was the U.Fund Dreams Tour tent.
Kids and adults alike were having fun and learning about saving for college at the same time from the always smiling staff.
They still have several events that they will be at this summer, so check their events calendar to find one near you.
Disclosure: I have partnered with Fidelity & MEFA in support of the U.Fund Dreams Tour. As always, all thoughts, opinions and photographs are my own.