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Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival Announces 2019 Dates and Theme

Festival Will Increase From 10 Days to 17 Days

Post Date:07/11/2018 11:39 AM

CLEARWATER, Fla. – One of Clearwater’s most anticipated events will take visitors on a trip around the world when it hits the sugar sand of Clearwater Beach April 12-28, 2019. The theme for the Pier 60 Sugar Sand 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.

Due to the overwhelming success and popularity of the Pier 60 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.

General admission to the sculpture exhibit will be $10, $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. All other tickets can be purchased online at beginning in January 2019 or at the festival’s gate.

Each year, the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival continues to grow in popularity and garner national attention. Last year’s event drew in 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.

About the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

Twelve world-class artists craft elaborate sand sculptures from Clearwater’s internationally famous sugar sand. The works of art are on display in a 21,000-square-foot structure. More than 1,000 tons of Clearwater sand takes on a new life, bringing visitors on a magical journey. The festival is a joint effort between Sunsets at Pier 60, a 501(c)3 organization and the City of Clearwater.

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