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Sea Glass festivals & Events

Sea Glass Festivals
& Events 2016

As the popularity of sea glass collecting (aka beach glass) continues to grow so does the proliferation of sea glass festivals. Here's a list of the upcoming sea glass festival dates from around the country.

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Sea Glass and Ocean Gems Symposium

Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Barrier Island Center
Melbourne Beach, FL

Sea Glass and Ocean Gems Symposium

You are invited to the Barrier Island Center's second Sea Glass and Ocean Gems Symposium on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm. The symposium will be free to the public and include beach combing talks all day, guided beach walks, sharing table, craft demos, educational displays, kids' crafts table, beach-themed crafters, art raffle to benefit Sea Turtle Conservancy, a judged sea glass competition, live music, food trucks, and more!

Of special note our keynote speaker, best-selling author Richard LaMotte, will remain on site after his talk at 11 a.m. about his new book Lure of Sea Glass.

For up-to-date details and more info visit the Brevard County Barrier Island Center FaceBook page.

6th Annual Cayucos Sea Glass Festival

Sat & Sun, March 12th & 13th, 2016
Cayucos Vet's Hall
Cayucos, CA

6th Annual Cayucos Sea Glass Festival

Enthusiasts from near and far travel to the quaint beach town of Cayucos, California every spring for The Cayucos Sea Glass Festival. As one of the premier events on the Central Coast, visitors come from all over the country to enjoy a weekend of local artisan goods, fun in the sun, live music, and of course an extensive marketplace of the finest sea glass art. Whether a sea glass fan or someone looking to learn about this world-wide hobby, the festival has something for everyone. Vendors are juried and the artwork is first-class.

For up-to-date details and more info visit Cayucos Sea Glass Festival.

See the 2013 Cayucos Slide Show.

2016 Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival

Sat & Sun, April 9th & 10th, 2016
Historic Mill
St. Michaels, Maryland

5th Annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival

The festival will be held at the Historic Mill in beautiful St. Michaels, Maryland. There you will find over 30 artisans showcasing their beautiful work, but you'll enjoy a step back in time, learn about the Chesapeake Bay while you stroll along the harbor and take in the breathtaking views.

For up-to-date details and more info visit Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival.

2016 Northeast Sea Glass Expo

Sat & Sun, April 30th & May 1st, 2016
Ashworth by the Sea
Hampton, New Hampshire

2016 Northeast Sea Glass Expo: Hampton, NH

Come and enjoy natural sea glass, heart stones and other beach-combed creations at this 2nd annual New England event in beautiful Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Located only 45 minutes from Boston, MA and 60 minutes from Portland, ME!

For up-to-date details and more info visit The Northeast Sea Glass Expo Facebook page.

3rd Annual Great Lakes Sea Glass Festival

Sat & Sun, April 30th & May 1st, 2016
Bayfront Convention Center
Erie, Pennsylvania

3rd Annual Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

Don't miss more than 90 exhibitors, exciting lecture series, live music, wine tasting, bottle Identification, a "Best Beach Find" contest with cash prizes, bottle/shard and antique bottle collections (including the Warren Co. collection of milk bottles) and a collection of rare colored Erie soda and mineral water bottles!

For up-to-date details and more info visit Great Lakes Sea Glass Festival.

2016 International Beachcombing Conference

May 10th to 14th, 2016
Big Island, Hawaii

7th Annual International Beachcombing Conference

The 7th Annual Beachcombing Conference comes to the island of active volcanoes, snow, sea turtles and black sand beaches. Learn more about what you find on the shore from beachcomber authors, artists and experts, then shop 'til you drop at Hawai'i's 1st Sea Glass Festival on May 15th.

For up-to-date details and more info visit 2016 Beachcombing Conference.

2016 Hawiian Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

May 15th, 2016
Big Island, Hawaii

Hawai'i's 1st Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

To accompany the 2016 International Beachcombing Conference, The Consummate Beachcomber, LLC will hold Hawai'i's 1st inaugural Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival at the picturesque Anna Ranch in Waimea. This boutique festival is intended to highlight the best of the best of North American coastal arts painters, sculptors, authors and jewelers. We hope this will become an annual Big Island event.

For up-to-date details and more info visit Hawai'i's 1st Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival.

2016 Coastal Arts Festival

June 4th & 5th, 2016
Blue Ocean Event Center
Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts

Coastal Arts Festival

More than 50 artisans & crafters offer this special two-day shopping experience by the sea. Find an exclusive selection of coastal-inspired and beach-themed items for your home, yourself, or for gift-giving.

For up-to-date details and more info visit Coastal Arts Festival.

2013 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

Sat & Sun, June 25th & 26th, 2016
The Lewes Historical Society
Lewes, Delaware

2016 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

More than 50 artisans & crafters offer this special two-day shopping experience by the sea. Find an exclusive selection of coastal-inspired and beach-themed items for your home, yourself, or for gift-giving.

For up-to-date details and more info visit Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival.

2016 NASGA Sea Glass Festival

Fri & Sat, Aug 26th & 27th, 2016
Ronald E. Powell Convention Center
Ocean City, Maryland

2016 NASGA Sea Glass Festival

As always, the 2016 Sea Glass Festival will have much to offer the whole family on Saturday, featuring expert presentations on the history and collection of genuine sea glass. The Shard of the Year Contest will offer opportunities to enter your authentic beach finds to win cash prizes.

For up-to-date details and more info visit 2016 NASGA Sea Glass Festival.

2016 Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival

UPDATE! Dates have changed from Aug 27th & 28th to Sept 10th & 11th.

Sat & Sun, Sept 10th & 11th, 2016
Earl Warren Showgrounds
Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival, 2016

The Carpinteria Sea Glass Festival is moving to Santa Barbara this year for their second annual festival, August 27th & 28th, 2016. Admission is $5 for both days.

The application deadline and vendor registration deadline is May 31st 2016.

For more info visit Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival.

2016 Northeast Sea Glass Expo, Hyannis

Sat & Sun, Oct 8th & 9th, 2016
Resort and Conference Center
Hyannis, Massachusetts

2016 Northeast Sea Glass Expo: Hyannis, MA

Come and enjoy natural sea glass, heart stones and other beach-combed creations at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis on beautiful Cape Cod!

For up-to-date details and more info visit The Northeast Sea Glass Expo Facebook page.

2016 Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival

Sat & Sun, Nov 5th & 6th, 2016
Cocoanut Grove
Santa Cruz, California

2016 Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival

Mark your calendars! The 2016 Festival dates are set November 5th & 6th. The artist application will be available April 1st! Celebrating eight years of sea glass and ocean fun!

For more info visit their Facebook page at Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival.

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