Activities • Sugar Sand Festival


Beach Concerts

Come celebrate the sunset and enjoy free live music on Clearwater Beach! It's a dance party in the sand!

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Friday April 12th
3:30PM-6:30PM Chris McCarty
7:30PM-10:30PM Stereo FM

Saturday April 13th
3PM-6:30PM Stereo FM
7:30PM-10:30PM Pirate Flag

Sunday April 14th
2PM-5PM Matt Rogers

Thursday April 18th
7PM-10PM Bus Stop Band

Friday April 19
3PM-6:30PM Chris McCarty Band
7:30PM- 10:30PM Tobacco Road

Saturday April 20th
3:30PM-6:30PM Bus Stop Band
7:30PM-10:30PM Black Honkeys

Easter Sunday April 21st
1PM-4PM Johnny B
5PM-8PM Ruppert Blaze Band

Friday April 26th
3:30PM-6:30PM Mystic NRG
7:30PM-10:30PM Stereo FM

Saturday April 27th
3PM- 6:30PM Waker Band
7:30PM-10:30PM Soul Circus Cowboys

Sunday April 28th
11AM- 2PM Ruppert Blaize Band
2:30PM-5PM Waker Band
6PM-9PM Stormbringer

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Street performing or busking is a live entertainment unlike any other. A street show draws its substance from its audience as many shows incorporate their acts around the actions of those watching the show. What makes busking even more unique is the fact that the audience decides the worth of the performance. There is never an admission fee and no tickets are sold.

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2019 Featured Entertainers

Shaun Jay- Magician

The Flaming Ginger- Comedy Juggler

The Dallas & Nick Show- Comedy, Juggling and Escape Show

Wacky Chad- Stunt Comedian

Tony Steinbach- Comedy Juggler

Tom Pesce- Magician

Lucian Fuller- Comedy Juggler

World Stage Productions- Bboy Arsin Breakdancig & Acrobatics

Beach Walk Busker Circle Sponsored By:


Pier 60 Busker Area Sponsored By:


SATURDAYS 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 @ 9PM

Come see the night light up on Clearwater Beach with free fireworks! Bring a beach blanket or a low lying lawn chair to see a dynamite Fireworks display. You’ll have a blast!

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Sugar Sand Cornhole Tournament

SATURDAY 4/13 at 10AM

Join us for some fun in the sand with a cold MONSTER in your hand!!

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Saturday April 13th, Pier 60, Clearwater Beach
Boards up @ 9:30AM
Practice & Registration: 10AM-11AM
Tournament: 11:00AM
2 Divisions of Competition

Open Division
$30 per player
Blind Draw
(1) Free drink ticket with paid entry fee
Pool Play followed by Double Elimination

$1000 Guaranteed Cash Purse for Open Division

Social Division
$20 per player
(1) Free drink ticket with paid entry fee.
Double Elimination
Prizes to our top finishing teams!

Raffle prizes and drawings throughout the day!

Questions? Please contact Angela at 727-871-8060 for more information.

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Sand Sculpting Classes

2PM Daily.
Saturdays 11AM & 2PM

Free Sugar Sand Sculpting Classes allow our guests a chance to create their own sand masterpiece. Workshops will be held beachside daily and carving tools will be supplied.

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Speed Sand Demonstrations

Saturdays & Sundays at 4PM

Watch the Pros compete against one another, in this free, fast paced, interactive live show!

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Have you ever wondered what a UFO flying over New York or an Eiffel Tower sand sculpture would look like? Here’s your chance! Crowd participants will be asked to write down a potential sand sculpture idea for the sculptors to carve. Sand sculptors have ten minutes to sculpt whatever prompt is randomly chosen.

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The Giant Sandbox

One of the most popular free attractions for kids and families! Parents can relax underneath an umbrella while the children dig, climb, and play on mounds of Sugar Sand Piles!

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Hyatt for Camp Hyatt


Master Sand Sculpting Competition

The Master Sand Sculpting Competition takes place inside the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit. Seven master sculptors will create their own artistic piece in addition to the main sculptures. This is a rare chance for visitors to watch the art of sand sculpting in action!

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Guests will select the winner of the $7,000 Master Sand Sculpting Competition cash prize. Vote for your favorite sculpture by donating cash or small change. The sculptor who raises the most money wins the competition.Every penny counts!
All of the proceeds collected will be donated to Sandy Lane Elementary School in Clearwater.

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Photo Opportunity

Each adult and senior Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit ticket includes a complimentary photo! Visit the College Wall Art Photo Stop to pick up your complimentary photo and purchase the 2019 Sugar Sand Festival personalized photo book or personalized photo canvas. Enjoy our gallery of Clearwater Beach wall art and College Wall Art licensed photo canvas, photo wood and dimensional wall art products.

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The Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit is open daily from 10AM until 10PM with the exception of Sundays 10AM-9PM.

Photo Opportunity Hours:

April 12th-28th

Friday/12th 10AM-10PM

Saturday/13th 10AM-10PM

Sunday/14th 10AM-9PM

Monday-Wednesday 15th, 16th & 17th/ 10AM-8PM

Thursday/18th 10AM-10PM

Friday/19th 10AM-10PM

Saturday/20th 10AM-10PM

Easter Sunday/21st 10AM-6PM

Monday-Thursday/22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th 10AM-8PM

Friday/26th 10AM-10PM

Saturday/27th 10AM-10PM

Sunday/28th 10AM-8PM

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VSPC Yellow Dot

Movies on the Beach

Join us for Sunset Cinema our FREE outdoor movie theater under the stars. Sunset Cinema is great for family outings, date night, or just to get together with friends! Bring a blanket or low lying lawn chair! Popcorn and concessions available on-site. Movies begin at dusk.

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12th- CARS 2/ G


22nd- WALL-E/ G (Celebrate Earth Day!)
23rd- AQUAMAN/ PG-13


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Sunset Cinema

Artisans and Crafters

Stroll through Pier 60 to see an eclectic variety of handmade treasures by the sea!

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VIP Lounge Experience

Come enjoy the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival in style with a swanky experience!

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Supercharge your day on the sand at the Baystar VIP Lounge. VIP access gets you into the tented bar area with private air-conditioned restrooms, lounge seating, light snacks during the afternoon, warm assorted appetizers from 6:30PM-8:30PM, and the best view of the sunset and the concert stage.
VIP Ticket Includes:
(1) VIP Admission to the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit
(1)  Admission to the Baystar VIP Lounge
(3) Complimentary Beer or Wine Drink Tickets
(2) Complimentary Soda or Bottled Water Tickets
(1) Official Festival Theme T-Shirt

Baystar VIP Lounge Dates and Hours

April 12th 5PM - 10:30PM
April 13th 1PM - 10:30PM
April 14th 1PM - 9PM

April 18th 5PM - 10PM
April 19th 5PM - 10:30PM
April 20th 1PM - 10:30PM

April 26th 5PM - 10:30PM
April 27th 1PM - 10:30PM
April 28th 1PM - 9PM

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Water slides, bounce houses, bungee jumps, aqua balls and more!

Sand Bar

Toes in the sand, drink in your hand at Shephard's Sand Bar! Drink local and enjoy 3 Daughters Brewing Craft Beer & Cider that is Florida inspired and St. Pete brewed. Or toast the sunset with a White Claw Hard Seltzer on the beach.

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Sand Bar Hours:

April 12th-28th (weather permitting)

12th 4PM-10:30PM

13th 11AM-10:30PM

14th 1PM-9PM

15th & 16th Closed

17th 5PM-9PM

18th 5PM-10PM

19th 1PM-10:30PM

20th 12PM-10:30PM

21st 1PM-9PM

22nd & 23rd Closed

24th & 25th 1PM-9PM

26th 3PM-10:30PM

27th 12PM-10:30PM

28th 1PM-9PM

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Dining Experience

By Invitation Only

Distinguished guests, sponsors and invited media are served a decadent chef's choice four course meal beachside in our famous sugar sand sculpted tables. For sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail  

YMCA Kids Fishing Rodeo

April 27
Check-in at Pier 60 Pavilion: 8-9AM
Fishing: 9-11AM
Lunch and Awards: 11AM

Welcome to the rodeo! The Fishing Rodeo gives children the opportunity to fish for the day, many of whom have never held a rod and reel before!

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The 18th Annual Kids' Fishing Rodeo will be held in partnership with the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival at Pier 60, on Clearwater Beach, Saturday April 27 at 8AM. The experience of fishing with so many children at one time gives parents and kids an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day outdoors, in a fun, safe environment. The YMCA Kids’ Fishing Rodeo is a fun day of catch-and release fishing for kids, ages 5-12 and is organized to give them the opportunity to fish in a noncompetitive environment. With the help of sponsors, children will receive a new rod and reel, bait, t-shirt and lunch with their paid $10 entry. Entry fees must be received by Friday, April 26, or it's $15 the day of the event. Check-in for the mini-anglers starts at 8 a.m at the pavilion and fishing hours are from 9 to 11 a.m. In addition, each child must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds of the Kids' Fishing Rodeo will benefit the YMCA Community Support Campaign. In 2019, the Clearwater YMCA will award more than $100,000 in scholarship opportunities to kids, seniors, teens and families. Come for the Fishing Rodeo, stay for the Sugar Sand Festival! To register, call the Clearwater YMCA (727) 461-9622 or visit the branch at 1005 South Highland Avenue in Clearwater.



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