Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FL

Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FL. The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival is happening on Clearwater Beach from April 12 to April 28, 2019.

What is Sugar Sand? Click here to find out.

World-class sculptors will be creating lovely sand sculptures from Clearwater’s gorgeous sugar sand. This year’s theme, Sugar Sand FantaSea, a Magical Adventure Above and Below the Sea, takes visitors on a magical journey through the sea. 

Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FLPhoto courtesy of Visit Clearwater

Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FL

There’s lots of entertainment and things to do: 

  • Beach Concerts.
  • Buskers (aka street performers) is live entertainment unlike any other. A street show draws its substance from its audience and incorporate their acts around the actions of those watching. 
  • Fireworks start at 9pm 4/13, 4/20, & 4/27.
  • College Cornhole Tournament.4/13 10 am.
  • The Sugar Sand Cornhole Tournament.
  • Sand Sculpting Classes are weekdays 2pm. Saturdays at 11 am., 2 pm.
  • Speed Sand Demos: the pros compete while you enjoy this interactive show. Saturday & Sunday @ 4:00.
  • Kids & parents can relax under an umbrella in the Giant Sandbox. Kids can play on Sugar Sand mounds daily.
  • The Master Sand Sculpting Competition takes place inside the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit. Seven master sand sculptors will create their own piece, in addition to the main sculptures. 
  • Every adult or senior Sugar Sand Sculpture ticket includes a free photo. Check out CCM’s Photo Stop outside the exhibit for photos of the fun.
  • Movies on the Beach begin at dusk on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair. Popcorn and concessions available. Free.
  • Artisans and Crafters will be there to show their handmade wares.
  • The VIP Lounge is available for an extra luxury experience.

To view any of these; click the activities page here.

What does the Sugar Sand Festival cost?

General admission to the sculpture exhibit will be $10 per guest, $8 for children 4-10 years old and free for children 3 and under. This year discounted general admission tickets will only be offered on-site.  Present a valid ID/proper identification to receive a discount for the following categories:  AAA Members, Seniors (60 & up), Active & Retired Military Personnel, Police, Fire & Educators.( $8). Check out more details about the VIP and other tickets here. 

Not allowed: pets except Service Pets; tents, canopies or umbrellas; knives or weapons; glass containers or bottles; grills or hibachis.

Have a wonderful time and don’t forget the sunscreen and  those sunglasses.  

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Sugar Sand Festival-Clearwater Beach, FL

Clearwater Beach Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

Clearwater Beach Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival in 2017 was fun and different. Hey, have you ever been to the Chalk Art Festival? Well, you missed it last year but think about going this year. We will be going to this year’s Chalk Art Festival too. It starts October 19 and runs through October 21 starting at 9am each day. 

We went last year to the Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival. It’s always a great day to visit Clearwater Beach anyway and this would be an added bonus. For info on future events, check out the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce site. The event is free but parking can cost depending on where you park. The Pier lot was $2/hour. For best parking choices, get there early.

Clearwater Beach is one of the best beaches in our area; in fact in Florida and Pier 60 is known far and wide.  It is clean and beautiful and has restaurants and boating adventures. The waterfront views are spectacular. We lived in Clearwater a few years back and loved taking our son there. 

How do you get to Clearwater Beach? Take Route 60 West, follow that out and across the Causeway.

Clearwater Beach Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival


These were taken in 2017.

It was a hot day, we got there at 9 am to stay as cool as we could for as long as we could. Even so, by the time we wandered through and went to visit the Opal Sands Resort (opened last year and just gorgeous), it was getting very warm. The first hotel in the video is the Hyatt Regency Clearwater – also gorgeous. 

The Clearwater Beach Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival included vendors of all types of merchandise, jewelry included, and great music.  The shops along the walk were open and the restaurants too. And it was interesting watching the artists apply their magic to the sidewalk. You can vote in the Peoples Choice Award. 

This family friendly festival also includes a kid’s zone, arts and crafts vendors, live music, and all out in the beautiful weather at one of America’s Best Beaches!

Be sure to pop in to the Hyatt Regency and Opal Sands Resort to see how beautiful they are. Or if you from out-of-town, maybe you could stay at one of them.  Even if you’re not, take a peek at the Opal Sands website.

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Clearwater Beach Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

See you next year at the Clearwater Beach  Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival!

If you need aprofessional pet sitter while you are enjoying all these events, call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518. We are insured and bonded and come to your home to take care of your pet.

Join us at Trinity Pets Yappy Hour. We meet at Varsity Club Trinity on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Click the Trinity Pets Yappy Hour link for updates and info.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Sailwinds Realty

Clearwater Beach Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival