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… 

SANDimals, An Animal Adventure

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 friend or two! The adventure will begin April 10-26, 2020.

It’s going to 🐝 WILD!

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 »

Q&A with the Tobacco Rd Band

Tobacco Rd Band Like a little country music mixed with some Florida rock and roll? On Friday, April 14th, Tobacco Rd Band will rock the Gulf of Mexico at the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival! We talked to Eric Durrance, CMT artist, co-writer of Jake Owens Top 10 Single “Eight Second Ride”, and founder and songwriter for the Tobacco Rd Band,… Read more »

Why You Should Spend Easter on Clearwater Beach

  Hop on over to Clearwater Beach for Easter weekend! There is no shortage of Easter-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy! Check out our basket of ideas on what you should do for Easter! Easter Egg Hunts & Crafts The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach offers a host of eggcellent Easter activities for its… Read more »

Skip the Line, Buy Online!

It’s one of Clearwater Beach’s most anticipated events, and this year it’s even bigger, better and easier to attend. The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival presented by Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater will transform Clearwater Beach into a fantasy world April 14-23, 2017. This year’s theme will be Sugar Sand FantaSEA, “A Magical Adventure Above and Below… Read more »

Featured Buskers

Street performers entertain and dazzle guests year round during the Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival.  During the Sugar Sand Festival, two guest performers are flown in from around the world to amp up the entertainment offerings! Check out the Opal Sands Street Theater Experience during your visit to the 5th annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival April… Read more »