The world is your sand castle

In a month, make plans to go to Virginia Beach for the Neptune's International Sandsculpting Championship. This contest has distinguished itself as a premier event of the annual Neptune Festival. You'll see what an international field of sculptors will create - from castles to pirate ships to lighthouses - who knows what! The sculptures are under a huge tent to keep them safe from the elements, and while you are there, you can enjoy one of the bands or many food booths that will line the boardwalk. Flip flops are recommended.