Each year we donate our slurry sand, which used for the sand sculptures and demonstrations. The annual event is a fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Fort Gratiot Light Station and raises money for the rehabilitation of the lighthouse and grounds. Over $135K has been raised over the event's history.

This year boasts the strongest field of Masters the event has had. The Blue Water Sandfest has become one of the most notable sand sculpture competitions in the United States and has been named one of USA Today’s Top 10 events of its kind.