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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