2018 Top Sugar Sand Moments

  1. Lightning Watch Party
  2. Clearwater Lightning Watch Party

    Tampa Bay Lightning fans brought the only kind of lightning we like to see on Clearwater Beach! On Monday, April 16th, a sea of blue was created with 2,000 visitors who came out to watch the playoffs on a giant LED jumbo screen and to cheer on the Tampa Bay Lightning.


$6,000 Raised for Sandy Lane Elementary

Guests selected the winner of the CCM Master Sand Sculpting Competition through the “Your Change Helps Create Change” campaign. By donating cash or small change to the sand sculpture of their choice. $6,000 was raised for Sandy Lane Elementary School in Clearwater!


Tribute to Barbara Bush

To pay tribute to the life and legacy of former First Lady Barbara Bush, sculptors carved a sculpture of Mrs. Bush in Clearwater Beach’s sugar sand. Barbara Bush was an American treasure, and what better way to honor her when this year’s theme was SEA America, “A Celebration of America’s Treasures.”


Sugar Sand Surprises

The Sugar Sand Festival surprised 8 unsuspecting visitors who were patiently waiting in line for the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit with a surprise brunch at the Baystar Brunch on the Beach Experience. Guests were treated to a decadent chef’s choice four course meal provided by Baystar Restaurant Group beachside in our world-famous sugar sand sculpted tables.


Attendance Growth

The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival welcomed over 45,000 visitors to the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit on Clearwater Beach. The festival surpassed last year’s attendee count by 11% despite losing one peak day due to the hard closure and severe weather.