Clearwater Beach’s Sugar Sand Festival is becoming a ‘world

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Now in its sixth year, the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival on Clearwater Beach has long been the passion project of organizer Lisa Chandler. This year is no exception. “When we first started this, most people said, ‘You’re building sandcastles?

Several events, including Sugar Sand Festival, closed Sunday due to severe weather concerns

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival on Clearwater Beach is among several events canceled Sunday due to concerns about impending severe weather rolling through the Tampa Bay area.

Others include the Shark's Tooth Festival at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds and Sun 'n Fun Fly-in in Lakeland.

ABC Action News meteorologist Jason Adams and other Bay area weather watchers published warnings of potential high winds and storms battering Florida's west coast then moving to the east and south starting Sunday afternoon.

The annual Sugar Sand Festival on Clearwater Beach will reopen Monday when the weather conditions are expected to be better. 

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our visitors," city of Clearwater spokeswoman Joelle Castelli said in a statement.

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  • Publisher: WFTS
  • Date: 2018-04-16T06:40:00+0000
  • Author: Ken Knight
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Sugar Sand Fest Continues Monday With Lightning Watch Party

CLEARWATER, FL — Inclement weather may have caused officials to cancel Sugar Sand Festivalactivities for Sunday, but the popular Clearwater Beach event will get back on track Monday.

The sand sculpture exhibit will reopen Monday, April 16, at 10 a.m. and remain open until 10 p.m. The exhibit is located in a 21,000-square-foot tent and features the works of 11 world-class sculptors.

After exploring the exhibit, children will get their turn to create sand sculptures in the Giant Sandbox.

Also on tap for Monday are sand-sculpting classes at 1 and 4 p.m.; Chris McCarty and Band performing at 2 p.m.; Mystik NRG performing at 6:30 p.m.; and fireworks at 9 p.m.

But the real party starts at 5:30 p.m. when the Sugar Sand Festival Beach Bash and Watch Party for the Tampa Bay Lightning’s third Stanley Cup Playoffs game gets underway.

  • Publisher: Clearwater, FL Patch
  • Date: 2018-04-15T17:14:36-04:00
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Sugar Sand Festival comes to life on Clearwater Beach

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla (WFLA) – It may sound impossible, but for the next two weeks there will be a shortage of sugar sand along Clearwater Beach. 

This phenomenon happens every year as sculptors from around the world descend upon Clearwater Beach and turn a thousand tons of sugar sand into colossal creations as part of the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival.

This year‘s theme is Sea America. In addition to checking out the sand sculptures, visitors will have the opportunity to experience everything from a VIP Lounge, movies on the beach, concerts and a sand sculpting class from one of the eleven world-class sculptors.

The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival will celebrate with fireworks Saturday and Sunday nights. The festival runs through Sunday April 22. 

  • Publisher: WFLA
  • Date: 2018-04-13T17:53:55+0000
  • Author: Anthony Allred
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