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Lions and Tigers and Sand Sculptures, Oh My! The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival Announces 2020 Theme

Post Date:09/17/2019 10:42 AM

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival Presented by Visit St. Pete Clearwater LogoCLEARWATER, Fla. – From architectural masterpieces created from Clearwater’s famous sugar sand to concerts, performers and daily entertainment – the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival Presented by Visit St. Pete Clearwater is a fascinating event attracting visitors from around the world each year.  The festival returns to Clearwater Beach in 2020 for its 8th and biggest year yet with the theme “SANDimals, An Animal Adventure.”

Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s Sugar Sand Festival and the 2020 Easter Holiday, this year’s festival will stretch for 17 days again. The dates will be April 10-26. This will allow people more time to check out the event, and also give those visiting for the Easter holiday a chance to see this incredible and affordable festival.

General admission to the sculpture exhibit will be $10, $8 for children 4-10 years old and free for children 3 years old and younger. Tickets will also be $8 for those 60 and older, military personnel, police officers, firefighters and teachers. These discounted tickets will be available at the gate only with proper identification. All other tickets can be purchased online at beginning in January 2020.

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 200,000 visitors throughout its 17-day run. The festival has also received numerous awards and continues to attract visitors from around the world. This year’s festival will be even more special as Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival will also be celebrating 25 years of providing free, family-oriented entertainment at Pier 60 Park on Clearwater Beach.

About the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

Fourteen 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 “sandtastic” adventure. The festival is a joint effort between Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival, a 501(c)3 organization and the city of Clearwater.

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