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Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival opens on Clearwater Beach

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2022-04-13 16:38:12-04

CLEARWATER, Fla. — After a two-year hiatus, the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival returns to Clearwater Beach.

“We actually had to cancel 2020 and 2021 so bringing it back for 2022, we are overdue and overwhelmed with excitement. We are so excited to bring the sand back to life out here and bring some energy and fun back out onto Clearwater Beach,” organizer Angela Benak said in September.

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The 17-day sand sculpting event runs April 8-24. In addition to the larger-than-life sculptures, the event features free activities for all ages including a children's play area, street performers, live entertainment, fireworks and more.

General admission starts at $12. With an online ticket purchase, you also get access $5 off select merchandise, a complimentary souvenir photo and to skip the general admission lines to the walk exhibit.

Information to know

Blankets and low-lying beach chairs are permitted at the event.

You can't bring the following:

  • Coolers
  • 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

Click here to learn more or buy tickets online.