Sea glass festivals are great places to see different types and colors of sea glass, mingle with other sea glass lovers, and learn more about collecting sea glass.
Sea glass festivals are also an excellent place to buy and get ideas for crafts and jewelry.
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Festivals in March
Sea Glass enthusiasts and art lovers from all over are invited to the Annual Cayucos Sea Glass Festival usually held at Cayucos Veteran’s Hall in the quaint beachside town of Cayucos by-the-Seas, California. Get more information about the Cayucos Sea Glass Festival from their website at cayucosseaglass.com.
The Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival is usually held in the Historic Mill in St. Michaels, Maryland.
Festivals in May
The Great Lakes Beach Glass Festival is usually held at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA.
There is no information for a sea glass festivals anymore; however, Fort Bragg is still a great place to visit any time of the year. The most popular sea glass beach in Fort Bragg now has stairs going down to the sea glass site that holds most of the sea glass. Get directions here.
Fort Bragg, CA–as you may know–is famous for its three ocean dump sites where the ocean tumbled and turned glass into beaches covered in sea glass.
Check out this interview with Captain Cass, a long-time resident of Fort Brag, where he talks about the history of Glass Beach and how dump sites became an underwater garden paradise of sea glass.
From Trash to Treasure
Festivals in June
The Lewes Historical Society usually holds their festival in the Historic Complex at Second and Shipcarpenter Streets in Lewes.
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Festivals in July
The Mermaid Tears Sea Glass Festival is usually in Souris, in Eastern Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Festivals in August
The North American Sea Glass Association usually holds its annual sea glass festival at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD.
Festivals in September
Santa Barbara Sea Glass Festival
Not only is Santa Barbara one of the most beautiful cities along California’s coast, it’s also home to the Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival every year usually held in September. Get more information here.
Festivals in November
Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival
The Santa Cruz Sea Glass Festival is usually held in San Cruz, California in early November. Keep checking their website for updates about the festivals.
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