Online Tickets for the 2019 Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival Presented by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater On-Sale Now

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Take a trip around the world in 17 days. Do that and more when you make a visit to the 2019 Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival presented by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater on Clearwater Beach April 12-28. Celebrating some of the greatest landmarks across different countries, the theme for this year’s festival will be ‘Sea the World, A Journey Around the Globe.” Clearwater Beach’s famous sugar sand will be transformed into immaculate sculptures of renowned destinations and prominent landmarks from around the world.

Tickets for the 2019 Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit and Baystar VIP Lounge are available online now at Purchasing tickets online allows you to skip the line when visiting the exhibit. General admission to the sculpture exhibit will be $10 for adults, $8 for children 4-10 years old and free for children under 3 years of age. Tickets will also be $8 for those 60 and older, military personnel, police officers, firefighters and teachers. These discounted tickets will only be available at the gate with proper identification.

Due to the overwhelming success and popularity of the Sugar Sand Festival, the event will now stretch across 17 days instead of 10. This will give people more time to visit and also allow those visiting for the Easter holiday a chance to see this unique and affordable event.

New to the Sugar Sand Festival this year:

  • Pro-Am Sand Sculpting Tournament | April 20 | 9 a.m to 5 p.m. | Registration required
  • Family Sand Sculpting Competition | Easter Sunday, April 21 | 2 p.m. | Free
  • 3 Daughters Brewery, a local brewery based in St. Petersburg, Florida will be the official craft beer of the festival and cider sponsor at the Shephard’s Sand Bar

Each year, the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival continues to grow in popularity and garner national attention. Last year’s event drew more than 120,000 visitors throughout its 10-day run. The festival has also received numerous awards and continues to attract visitors from around the world.

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Tickets are live!

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Skip the Line, Buy Online!

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