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: A Celebration of America’s Treasures.
Tickets for this beloved event are now available for purchase online. Visitors can pre-purchase tickets so they won’t have to stand in line. These ticket holders will have their own, separate, “fast entrance” to the event, and will receive a $5 discount on all festival merchandise. Purchase tickets online by clicking here.
New this year will be the Baystar VIP Lounge where visitors will be able to enjoy the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival in style with a swanky experience. VIP access gets you into the tented bar area with private air-conditioned restrooms, lounge seating, light snacks during the afternoon, tasty appetizers from 6 to 8 p.m., and the best view of the concert stage and Clearwater Beach’s famous sunsets.
Admission to the sculpture exhibit will be $10 for adults, $6 for students ages six to 17 years old, and $8 for those 55 and older, military personnel, police officers, firefighters and teachers (proper identification required). Children five and younger will be admitted free of charge with adult purchase. Adult and senior tickets include a complimentary souvenir photo.
For more information about the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, call (727) 871-8060 or visit SugarSandFestival.com. Follow all the activities during the festival at Facebook.com/Pier60SugarSandFestival.
By Jason Biesel