Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival- Clearwater Beach
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“ALL OUT MUSIC!” will be the theme of the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit at the 4TH Annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, April 15-24, 2016 on Clearwater Beach. A 21,000-square-foot tent will be filled with intricate sand-sculpted art crafted by ten world-class sculptors using Clearwater’s internationally-famous sugar sand. One-thousand tons of Clearwater sand will be brought to life featuring a musical journey through the decades while celebrating America’s greatest hits and legends! Each year, a new theme is featured. Team Sandtastic will return for a fourth year to sculpt the exhibit and compete in the Master Sand Sculpting Competition, which will allow visitors a chance to watch the masters at work.
The ten-day sculpting festival includes a variety of free activities including, six nights of concerts on the beach, sand sculpting clinics, speed sand demonstrations, a children’s play area, extended Sunsets at Pier 60 hours, fireworks, amusements and entertainment. Last year’s festival drew 30,000 visitors to the exhibit. More than 100,000 participants took advantage of many of the free activities during the ten-day festival. The festival is a joint effort between Sunsets at Pier 60 and the City of Clearwater that has become one of the most popular activities of the City of Clearwater’s annual Fun ‘n Sun Festival.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Lisa Chandler at (727) 430-5200 or Lisa@sugarsandfestival.com. For more information about the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, call 727-449-1036, or visit sugarsandfestival.com. Follow all the activities leading to and during the festival at https://www.facebook.com/Pier60SugarSandFestival
About City of Clearwater
The City of Clearwater has hosted the Fun ‘n Sun Festival for more than 60 years. This annual event was originally created to encourage tourists to lengthen their stay in Clearwater. Currently, it’s a celebration of Clearwater and its many attractions. This year’s events will feature live music, outdoor events, cultural events, Clearwater beach events, sports tournaments, and much more. For a detailed list of events, go to www.funnsunclearwater.com.
About Sunsets at Pier 60
Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival is a year-round nightly sunset celebration at Pier 60 Park that begins two hours before sunset to two hours after sunset, weather permitting, 365 days per year. This free, family-friendly event features artisans, crafters, street performers and musical entertainment. On Friday and Saturday evenings, a free family-friendly movie is played under the stars at the Sunset Cinema. The purpose of the Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival is to promote Clearwater Beach and Pinellas County as a prime tourism destination. The festival strives to enhance the guest experience by encouraging longer stays while providing visitors additional evening entertainment options following their days spent relaxing on the beach. In 2015, Sunsets at Pier 60 festival celebrated its 20-year anniversary.
Admission to the sculpture exhibit will be $10 for adults, $5 for students ages six to 17 years old, and $7 for those 55 and older, military personnel, police, firefighters and teachers (proper identification required). Children five and younger will be admitted free of charge with adult purchase. Adult and senior tickets include a complimentary souvenir photo. Contact us for group discounts.
7 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
There are multiple places to park on Clearwater Beach. The closest parking is the Pier 60 Parking lot and the Marina parking lot. Please be aware that these parking lots often fill up very fast. There are also miscellaneous metered spots aligning the streets as well as parking garages at the Hyatt Regency and Surf Style. Also see the City of Clearwater Parking Information