The bash will be held Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31.

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Soak up the sun at the beach bash

Published 2:46pm Tuesday, July 19, 2011

For those who didn’t have time to get away to the beach this summer, Early Works Museum is bringing the beach to Huntsville.

The bash will be held Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. The “beach” will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

“This is the second year we’ve done it,” explained Bart Williams, executive director. “We truck in 400 tons of sand and spread it on the street behind Early Works.”

He said it began last year partly in reaction to the oil spill.

“A lot of people weren’t going to the beach,” Williams said. “So we decided to build our own beach here.”

There will be various beach and water-themed activities such as inflatable water slides, sprinklers, fountains and other games.

Across the Pond will be doing a Spray & Splash Fun Area.

“We don’t know exactly what it’s going to be—they’re going to surprise us,” Williams said. “But they do such great work, we’re sure it’s going to be neat.”

While it’s mainly for families and kids, Williams said whoever has fun at the beach is welcome to come.

Williams said Buffalo Rock Pepsi will be there grilling hotdogs and hamburgers. There will also be vendors selling slushies, chips, crackers and much more.

“We tried to ask them to keep the prices down so it’s reasonable for families,” Williams said.

Admission is $5 per day, which will get people in and out all day long. Williams said people can also choose to go online to RocketCityBeachBash.com and buy tickets for two days for the price of one day.

The event is a fundraiser for Early Works.

“We had a good turnout last year,” Williams said. “We had 2,500 or so out here over the two days and had a great time. We just want to do it again.”

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