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2nd annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival opens Friday


Published:   |   Updated: April 2, 2014 at 05:23 PM

CLEARWATER BEACH — The second annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, a 10-day event that opens to the public Friday, promises to be a fascinating adventure and a surprise-packed voyage of discovery in the world of sand.
 
The walk-through exhibit, sponsored by Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival and the city of Clearwater, will be housed inside a 15,000-square-foot tent located immediately south of Pier 60.
 
The “Beach Walk of Fame” theme ties together the city’s half-mile-long winding beachside promenade with Sunsets at Pier 60, which offers family-friendly movies on a huge inflatable screen each weekend in Pier 60 Park.
 
The event is expected to draw an estimated 50,000 people.
 
Admission to the sand sculpture exhibit inside the tent is $8 for adults, $4 for students ages 6 to 17, and $5 for seniors (55 and older), military personnel, police and firefighters. Children 5 and younger get in free when accompanied by a paying adult. The ticket cost will include a commemorative 8-by-10-inch souvenir photo for each guest. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.
 
For more details about the festival and daily activites, visit www.sugarsandfestival.com.
 
jane@clearwatergazette.com

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