Top 5 Reasons to Add the Sugar Sand Festival to Your Bucket List


  • 1. Location, Location, Location!
Clearwater Beach

The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival is on the #1 Beach in America! Clearwater Beach, located a quick 20-minute drive from the St. Pete-Clearwater Airport and a 30-minute drive from Tampa International Airport in Florida, is a place like no other. This 2.5 mile stretch of beach offers soft and sugar like sand as well as breathtaking sunsets!


  1. 2. It’s TEN days long!

ConcertConventional weekend and one night events can take a back seat! The Sugar Sand Festival celebrates the sand and the sun for ten jam-packed days! Mark your calendars for April 14th-23rd, 2017!

3. It’s affordable!



While other events charge you at every corner, the Sugar Sand Festival wants everyone to experience the best of Clearwater Beach! Sand sculpting classes, demonstrations, movies in the park, a giant sandbox for children, and fireworks are just a few examples of the free activities this event has to offer. Since the ten day festival is produced by a not-for-profit arts organization, they only charge a low-price for entrance to the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit.

P.S. Your Exhibit ticket includes a free souvenir photo. What a deal!

  1. 4. There’s almost too much to do!

Starting at 10AM on Friday April 14th, the Sugar Sand Festival is packed with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Dance in the sand at a live concert, grab a craft beer at the Sugar Sand Bar, or take the kids to see the daring live performers in Pier 60 Park! Check out our Schedule of Events page to learn more!

  1. 5. Sand Sculptures GALORE!

Obviously, the #1 reason to add the Sugar Sand Festival to your bucket list is to see the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit! Eleven world-class sculptors will sculpt elaborate sand sculptures from Clearwater’s internationally famous sugar sand. The works of art will be on display for ten days in a 21,000-square-foot tent. More than 1,000 tons of Clearwater sand will be brought to life, taking visitors on a magical journey through the sea.