Frequently Asked Questions


Will there be RV parking spots?
RV parking spots for vendors and visitors will be available on a “1st come 1st served” basis. The parking lot will open midday Thursday. No reservations are available.

For camping rules and information, visit the City of Port Aransas website.

At SandFest

What happens if it rains?
Texas SandFest will happen rain or shine.
Is SandFest accessible for people with disabilities?
Yes. Parking for people with disabilities will be available in the north parking area. Free golf cart tours of the festival will be available at the 1st Aid Tent, located at the north entrance of SandFest.
Will there be ATMs?
Yes. We will have several ATM machines available around SandFest.
Where do I go for First Aid?
The First Aid tent is near the north entrance to SandFest (Sandcastle Drive).
How are Texas SandFest dates chosen?
In the early days of Texas SandFest, it was decided to always schedule the festival in a shoulder tourist season, meaning when very few tourists were in town. How do we select the date?

Dates are selected by the predicted tide charts, using the lowest tides as the scheduled dates.

2018 SandFest

When is SandFest in 2018?
Dates for 2018 SandFest: April 27-29.