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.