Every first Saturday after Memorial Day the annual Sandcastle Competition is put on by the American Institute of Architects on East Beach in Galveston, Texas. More than 60 teams of architectural firms team up with general contractor firms and compete by building extravagantly designed sandcastles.
As an event sponsor, ASA-HC has a tent set up during the competition. Members of ASA-HC are invited to come to the beach and attend ASA-HC’s Member Appreciation Fiesta on the Beach. The ASA-HC tent featured fajitas, margaritas, beer, and a shady spot for members and their families to relax during the competition. The sandcastle event is open to the public and is free except for a $10 per car parking fee.