Celebrate the Beauty of Sea Glass at the International Sea Glass Festival

If you’re a lover of sea and beach glass, mark your calendars for the most anticipated event of the year – the International Sea Glass Festival! This premier festival is a celebration of the history and allure of genuine sea and beach glass. Filled with talented artists and jewelers, informative speakers, the thrilling Sea Glass Contest, and the chance to connect with fellow enthusiasts, the annual Sea Glass Festival guarantees an unforgettable weekend.

Highlights from the 2023 International Sea Glass Festival

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The Festival is held in various locations across the United States, providing a unique opportunity for our Professional Members to meet sea and beach glass enthusiasts from all over the country. Beachcombers can also enhance their knowledge through our engaging lecture series. Each year, the location for the upcoming festival is unveiled at the beginning of the year, so stay tuned for the exciting announcement.

Typical Festival Schedule

Are you ready for a weekend filled with sea and beach glass adventures? The Festival offers a wide array of activities for Professional and Community Members, including meetups and events throughout the weekend.


  • 10 am: Festival Opens
  • 11:30 am: Presentation
  • 2 pm: Presentation
  • 5 pm: Festival Closes for the day

Don’t miss out on the Reception and meeting for ISGA Professional Members, Community Members, and Volunteers, where you can connect with like-minded individuals and share your love for sea and beach glass.


  • 10 am: Festival Opens
  • 11 am: Presentation
  • 1 pm: Sea Glass Contest Entries Close
  • 3 pm: Sea Glass Contest Awards
  • 5 pm: Festival Closes. See you next year!

2023 Sea Glass Festival Program

Discover the Beauty of Sea Glass at the Festival

The festival showcases the mesmerizing work of our talented lineup of artists, jewelers, and designers. They present their stunning creations, making this event the epitome of sea glass artistry. Only ISGA Professional Members have the opportunity to participate in this prestigious gathering.

Collectors Showcase

Collectors Showcase

Delve into the world of sea glass collectors at the Collectors Showcase. Marvel at their extensive collections, which include sea glass, beach pottery, sea marbles, antique bottles, and more. This exquisite display will captivate you on both days of the festival.

Engaging Presentations

Expand your knowledge about sea and beach glass through educational presentations led by renowned beachcombing experts. Learn about the fascinating stories behind these captivating treasures and gain valuable insights into local coastal information.

Sea Glass Contest

Sea Glass Contest Entries

Think you’ve found an extraordinary beach treasure this year? Enter the Annual Sea Glass Contest for a chance to win exciting cash prizes. The International Sea Glass Association invites collectors to showcase their favorite finds in various categories. From historical pieces to whimsical toys, there’s a category for every captivating discovery.


  • Entry cards are available on-site on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Each card allows 3 entries at $5 per card.
  • Indicate the body of water where the piece was found.
  • Submit your entries on Sunday before 1:00 pm.
  • Entries must be authentic, unaltered, and found in the named body of water.
  • Only items found by you or someone in your immediate family are eligible. No purchased items allowed.
  • Winners will be announced on Sunday afternoon.


Winners of the Sea Glass Contest will receive cash prizes, with $250 awarded to the Find of the Year winner and $50 awarded to the winner of each category. Additionally, winning pieces will be featured in Beachcombing Magazine. Good luck in your quest for the most extraordinary sea and beach glass treasures!

Join Us as a Volunteer


The International Sea Glass Association relies on the dedication of volunteers, as well as our Community and Professional Members, to make this enchanting festival possible. Join us and become part of the sea and beach glass community, sharing your passion for these unique treasures.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of sea and beach glass. Get ready to be captivated by the beauty, history, and artistry of these extraordinary gems. Join us at the International Sea Glass Festival and experience a weekend you’ll never forget.

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