The City of North Adams once again will transform historic Eagle Street into an urban beach on Saturday as the town holds its 21st annual Eagle Street Beach Party.

The annual downtown tradition originated with artist Eric Rudd in 1999.

Specialty Minerals is donating 500,000 pounds of sand, which will be spread curb-to-curb along Eagle Street to create the urban beach, and reclaimed by the city department of public services following the beach party for use in various city projects.

Anyone interested in volunteering to spread sand is invited to Eagle Street beginning at 1:30pm Saturday.

Shovels and tools will be provided. Family fun begins at 3:30 p.m.

Beach attire is encouraged.

Children, adults, and families are invited to dig, play, sculpt, and enjoy the city beach.

The beach party winds down at 7:00pm to make way for an evening fiesta including an on-street cash bar from Desperado’s restaurant.

The rain date for the beach party will be Saturday, July 20th.