April 12th-28th, 2019  


Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival is a seventeen-day beach-wide celebration that pays tribute to Tampa Bay’s two most valuable assets: our sugar sands and our sunsets!

Head to the beach and enjoy FREE activities for all ages, including a children’s play area, street performers, artisans and crafters, live entertainment, fireworks, sand sculpting classes, speed sand demonstrations, and the master sand sculpting competition.

The showcase of the Sugar Sand Festival is the main attraction — The Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit. This ticketed exhibit can only be seen once a year, and no two years are alike. Stroll through a 21,000 square-foot tent filled with sand-sculpted art crafted by world-class sculptors using Clearwater’s internationally famous sugar sand. These aren’t sandcastles — they’re premiere works of art. Don’t forget your camera!

clearwater sugar sand festival

What You Can Bring (and What You Should Leave at Home)



Low lying beach chairs

Not Permitted:


Pets – only service animals are permitted

Grills, hibachis, or open flames of any kind

Glass containers or bottles

Unauthorized vendors or solicitors

Tents, canopies or umbrellas

Firearms, unless otherwise permitted by Florida Statute, Chapter 790 (2011)

Knives or weapons of any kind

Fireworks or laser pointers

Please leave the beach as beautiful as you found it!

Festival Location

sugar sand festival logo1 Causeway Blvd
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Contact Us

Sugar Sand Festival Hotline

(727) 403-0517

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