Music, games and giant sand sculptures will be part of Sunfest, which returns to Mill Creek MetroParks on Sunday.
Festivities start at 8 a.m. with a closest-to-the-pin competition at the Par 3 Golf Course. Participants will have nine chances to win a prize with their $5 entry fee.
For a $2 fee, streamers, beads and other decorative items will be provided for children to decorate their bicycles starting at 9 a.m. until the bike parade, starting at 11 a.m. in the Kurinka Children's Play Area. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., children will be able to do a take-home craft and add to a family fun mural for a $2 fee.
Also planned for 11 a.m. is a mile-long hike on the area trail, and a free zumba class starts at noon. A robotics display by North East Ohio FIRST Robotics Alliance can be seen from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The main event is the Sand Sculpture Contest from 1 to 4 p.m. Teams can purchase a one-ton pile of sand to transform into a "sand-sational" work of art. The cost per ton of sand is $8 for Mahoning County residents and $10 for non-residents, and reservations can be made by calling 330-740-7107. Sculptors need to bring their own buckets and shovels.
Members of the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club will display their vehicles from 4 to 7 p.m., and the festivities will conclude with live entertainment by the Teddy Pantelas Trio at 5 p.m. and Rudy and the Professionals at 6:45 p.m.
All activities take place around Wick Recreation Area, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown.