The Sugar Sand Festival is a 17-day extravaganza celebrating Clearwater Beach's iconic sugar sand and breathtaking sunsets. Over 14 skilled sand artists craft masterpieces using 1,000 tons of Clearwater Beach sand, showcased within a massive 21,000 square-foot structure. By opening day, the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit is 95% finished. We intentionally leave certain areas untouched, allowing visitors to witness our gifted performance artists breathe life into the sand during the festival. The Sugar Sand Festival proudly partners with the Tampa Bay Sand Sculpting Company to sculpt the exhibit.