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Headlands BeachFest to return in July after a 2-year hiatus

Lake Erie
Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 11:40:54-04

MENTOR, Ohio — Partying at the beach might be the thing to do this summer as the world continues its return to normalcy. That will again be possible at Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor as Headlands BeachFest returns on July 17.

The event first began in 2014 and has been held annually, but it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in 2019 because of historically high water levels on the shore. The event has attracted more than 15,000 visitors to Headlands Beach when it has been held, according to the City of Mentor.

For the event this year, beachgoers can expect the 2021 Ohio Master Sand Sculpting Competition to take place. It will feature three world champion sand sculptors on the beach. In order for them to complete their projects, the sculptors must begin on July 15. Those who attend BeachFest will have the chance to vote for their favorite sand sculpture on the beach and ultimately see the winner crowned.

There’s plenty for families to do as well, as BeachFest will have a Family Sandcastle Building Contest for people of all ages, nearly a dozen food trucks, music, arts and crafts stands and Bubble Magic.

Headlands Beach State Park is located at 9601 Headlands Road, Mentor, OH. More information on the event can be found here.

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