Dive into castle building at Balmoral during a grand opening celebration highlighted by master sand sculptors and 10 tons of sand, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at 11930 Talman Run Dr. in Humble.
Master sand sculptor Christy Atkinson of South Padre Island and other sculptors will carve an 8-foot sandcastle. She will begin building the day before the festivities, as it will take about 16 hours to create the fantastical white masonry sand structure.
Would-be sand artists — young and young-at-heart — can try their hands at sand sculpting with Atkinson’s help (and her tools of the trade). Free Balmoral sand pails and shovels will be available to all.
In addition to sand, we will have train rides and beach treats including hot dogs and hamburgers with chips. Ice cream and popsicles will offer a sweet end to the day.
Visitors also will be able to learn more about our fabulous 2-acre crystal clear lagoon, part of Balmoral’s 8-acre Amenity Village, now under construction.
The lagoon, with depths up to 8 feet, will feature a Kid’s Cove and two sand beaches — a Family Beach with cabanas and lounge chairs, and a Serenity Beach for adults. The Amenity Village includes an infinity-edge pool overlooking the lagoon, a food truck courtyard, hammock park, sand volleyball court, playground and splash pad. A 12-foot wide GreenBoLT trail system will enable residents to walk, bike or take electric golf carts and Segways to Balmoral amenities and points of interest. The crystal clear lagoon and the Amenity Village are expected to open next summer.
Prospective residents can get a jump on building their own “castles” inspired by the beautifully decorated model homes showcased by builders Colina Homes, D.R. Horton, Gray Point Homes by Gehan Homes, HistoryMaker Homes and Westin Homes. Homes in Balmoral are priced from the $200s.