The theme for this year's Fun N' Sun Festival ~ Pier 60 Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit will be 'All Out Music" as ten world-class sand sculpting artists gather beneath the twenty-one thousand square foot tent on Clearwater Beach for this year's famous Sugar Sand Festival. One thousand tons of the pure-white sugar sand we sink our toes into each summer will fill the tent as artists bring it to life sculpting intricate designs based on this years suite theme: Music!

The Popular Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival's New Theme is Suite

The 4TH Annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival is a ten-day experience running April 15-24, on Clearwater Beach. Veteran team Sandtastic returns this year to celebrate America's greatest hits in the Master Sand Sculptor category with nine other amazingly gifted artists who over the course of ten days will make magic right before your eyes!

This suite festival also features six Beach Concerts, Sunset Cinema Movies in the Park, sculpting clinics and demonstrations, a kid's play area, fireworks, buskers on the beach and of course, Clearwater's famous Sunsets on the Pier!

Get your Gidget on and enjoy a Dance Party in the Sand courtesy of Frenchy's Rockaway Grill  

Fri   April 15  ~ 7:30 pm    MYSTIK NRG  (Reggae & Soca)
Sat  April 16  ~ 7:00 pm    BLACK HONKEYS (R&B, Soul & Rock & Roll)
Sun April 17  ~ 7:00 pm    AJEVA (High Energy Funk)
Fri   April 22  ~ 7:00 pm    BUS STOP BAND (Motown, R&B, Pop)
Sat  April 23  ~ 7:00 pm    PIRATE FLAG BAND (Chesney Trib band)
Sun April 24  ~ 6:30 pm    ORQUESTA INFINIDAD (Salsa,Latin Jazz Merengue)

 A popular addition to Clearwater's ten-day Fun 'n Sun Clearwater Festival, the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival Exhibit drew more than 30,000 visitors last year while over 100,000 people participated in the free beach activities. To avoid parking issues we recommend taking the Clearwater Ferry Taxi Service! Park in downtown Clearwater and enjoy the ride, the cost is only $2 pp each way!

The Details:

Admission to the Tent is:

  • $10 for adults
  • $5 for students ages six to 17 years old
  • $7 for those 55 and older, military personnel, police, firefighters and teachers (proper identification required)
  • Children five and younger will be admitted free of charge with adult purchase.
  • Adult and senior tickets include a complimentary souvenir photo.
  • For sponsorship opportunities, contact Lisa Chandler at (727) 430-5200 or

All other events are FREE - spend a perfect day in the sun,on the sand, enjoying the surf, sound and sights at the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival this year, it's a great way to spend the day!