Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival Update

Dear friends, family, and loyal Sugar Sand Festival supporters,

On Thursday, Florida Governor DeSantis made a recommendation and request to postpone and or cancel all mass gatherings in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19. As an organization who is passionate about their charitable work and tourism efforts on Clearwater Beach, it is with great sadness to announce our decision to “sunset” and postpone the 8th Annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival presented by Visit St. Pete Clearwater. This community-generated event has created countless memories for both residents and visitors who travel to be a part of an event that celebrates some of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts. Simply put, we are heartbroken. In these uncertain times, there is no higher priority than the safety of our guests, volunteers, partners and staff. For those of you who have pre-purchased tickets, we will be contacting you within the next week to issue you a refund. We look forward to saving you a seat on our sugar sand beaches, and leave you with wishes of good health. This situation is unprecedented to all, that is why we must move forward together and “Play Nice in the Sandbox”.

– Respectfully, Team Sugar Sand.

Join us for a SANDtastic educational experience!

Your students will go “bananas” over this interactive field trip!🍌🐵 Though a round-robin schedule, students K-5, will be entertained by top-notch busker performances, experience a hands-on sand sculpting class, learn about Cleawater’s recycling efforts, explore the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit, learn and meet exotic animals and play in the gigantic sand box! Pack a lunch… Read more »

Are you ready for a ROARing good time?🦁

Grab your pack and head to Clearwater Beach and gaze at the artists at work creating their amazing sand sculptures under the expansive 21,000-square foot structure. 1,000 tons of Clearwater Beach’s famous Sugar Sand will be transformed into museum quality sculptures!🏰 25+ Group Tour Benefits and Perks • Skip the line and enter the exhibit… Read more »

Lions and Tigers and SAND SCULPTURES… OH MY!

  ROAR! 🦁 The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival is proud to announce the 2020 Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit theme…  Grab your pack and see 1,000 tons of Clearwater Beach’s sand come to life in the form of a museum quality art exhibit that will showcase animals of fantasy, safari, prehistoric and maybe a local… Read more »

Clearwater Beach Parking Update / We are open for Easter

PARKING UPDATE 🚗 North Beach Parking Plaza: 80 Spaces 490 Poinsettia Ave, $3 per hour, $30 maximum Hyatt Regency Parking Garage: 100 spaces, $38 301 S Gulfview Blvd Park in downtown Clearwater for free and take the Jolley Trolley/PSTA for free from 112 S Osceola Ave or pay $4 to ride the Clearwater Ferry!

Sugar Sand Saturday Schedule

It’s Sugar Sand Saturday 🎉 Let’s do this! The winds are going to calm down throughout the day. Pro-Am Sand Sculpting Tournament: 9AM-5PM Exhibit: 10AM-10PM Camp Hyatt: 10AM-Sunset Sculpting Class: 11AM, 2PM Sugar Sand Bar: Noon-10:30PM Baystar VIP Lounge: 4PM-10:30PM Tobacco Rd. Band: Noon-2:30 Bus Stop Band : 2:30PM-6PM Speed Sand Demo: 4PM Black Honkeys:… Read more »

Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit Reopens

The Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit at the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival will re-open at 5 p.m. today, April 19. The exhibit will be open, but outdoor activities will remain open on a case-by-case basis.

2018 Top Sugar Sand Moments

Lightning Watch Party   $6,000 Raised for Sandy Lane Elementary   Tribute to Barbara Bush   Sugar Sand Surprises   Attendance Growth

Reserve Your Ride on the Clearwater Ferry

Planning a visit on Saturday 4/21? After the popularity of ferry last weekend, the Clearwater Ferry has added a another larger vessel and the ability to reserve your seat on the ferry. Reservations are required and are first come, first serve basis for the 10:30AM, 11:30AM, and 12:30PM. The price for the ferry is $4… Read more »

Tampa Bay Lightning Rocked Clearwater Beach

Tampa Bay Lightning fans brought the only kind of lightning we like to see on Clearwater Beach Monday night! 2,000 people came out to watch the playoffs on a giant LED jumbo screen and to cheer on the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Sugar Sand Festival Closes Temporarily Due to Weather

Unfortunately, Mother Nature is not on our side today and we have to temporarily close the Sugar Sand Festival Exhibit and activities for the day (Sun., Apr. 15) due to windy conditions and safety concerns. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for a bright and beautiful day with zero percent chance of rain! Come out to see the… Read more »

Ride the Jolley Trolley and PSTA Bus System for FREE

Don’t like sitting in traffic? Can’t stand searching for parking? Ride the Jolley Trolley and Clearwater PSTA bus system for FREE! From now til April 29th, all riders boarding at Clearwater City Hall or the Harborview Center will receive a FREE DAY PASS for all day travel on the entire PSTA bus and trolley system…. Read more »

Tickets are live!

It’s almost that time of year again when the white, sugar sand of Clearwater Beach comes to life visually as carefully crafted, immaculate sand sculptures. The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival presented by Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater will mold Clearwater Beach into an artistic paradise. April 13-22. The theme for this year’s festival is Sea America:… Read more »