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Cinco in the City

Saturday Afternoon
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Family Friendly Cultural Experience

The warehouse at Silver Street has been transformed into your favorite Mexican town complete with papel picados and string lights hanging from the ceilings.  Shop with local Mexican American vendors and learn about their crafts.  Taste regional samplings from authentic favorites like La Cuchara and Jarritos.  Venture into La Plaza, designed to resemble a traditional town square.  Vendors will be selling treats like aguas frescas, churros, street corn, popcorn, and more!  A variety of musical acts will take the main stage, complete with folklorico and Aztec dancers.  Loteria, pinatas, and facepainting for the kids!  Interact with our Frida Kahlo puppet and learn about the art of Mexico.  Guest appearances by famous lucha libre stars.  Families can receive a takeaway picture from portrait booth extraordinaire Fox & Darling and frame the memories for years to come!


Saturday Evening
7 p.m. - Midnight
Margaritas & Mezcal Experience

 Fiesta, fiesta!  All of our favorite vices from Mexico are front and center for this night of indulgences.  Palomas, margaritas, mescal, and beer burros.  Complimentary taco bar by Luna y Sol.  For our VIP guests, learn about Mezcal with a formal tasting from Cheech’s top-shelf Mezcal brand, Tres Papalotes, with possible guest appearance by none other than Cheech himself!  Dance the night away, as Bulbo takes center stage at La Plaza and entertains crowds as they sing along with the Selena impersonator.  Learn how to effortlessly salsa like the pros with a lesson from Love Dance Houston. Try your luck at the adult piñata, stuffed with gift certificates and adult prizes. Celebrate Cinco in the City with all the entertainment that La Plaza has to offer!


Sand in the City


April 15th, 5:30 pm
Sand Blast kicks off Sand in the City. Teams and architects meet, receive event packets, plot assignments, and set up their meeting calendars to prepare for Sand in the City competition on September 7, 2018

Practice dates to be determined.
Come prepared to try out sculpting techniques at Hands on Sand. Experienced sand sculptors are available for assistance, demonstrations, and questions. Please RSVP at Your entire team does not need to attend the same session, just send a head count of how many will be at each.


August 1 - September 7
Sign up for a 4 hour shift at Galveston to practice building your sand sculpture! Your team may sign up for 2 shifts initially. After all teams have had the opportunity to use the practice site, your team may return for additional practice times. Please remember - Your team will be responsible for clean up before you leave the site, and don’t forget to bring your own tools!