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Sand Safari Arts Festival 2020

When:

Sat 29 Feb 2020, 8:30am–6:00pm
Sun 1 Mar 2020, 8:30am–6:00pm

Where: Surfers Paradise Beach, Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: philippa4y8

The world’s most popular fairy tale characters will come to life in the most Gold Coast of ways when the annual Sand Safari Arts Festival returns to Surfers Paradise.

Located at Surfers Paradise, fifteen of the country’s best professional sand sculptors will design and intricately carve their favourite fairy tale scenes from 10 tonnes of sand as they battle for top honours in the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships from February 14 to 16. The best sand sculptor will be announced on February 16 and the completed sculptures remaining on display until March 1.

Visitors can watch as gigantic carvings of Little Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Cinderella and The Little Mermaid and more are built over three days, festival attendees can vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice Award to be announced on the last weekend of the event.

On the foreshore, The Castle of Ever After will host a range of free activities including performance art, children’s dance classes, live music, plus so much more.

Storytelling characters bring the most famous of fairy tales to life at daily readings, along with vignettes, adaptations and scheduled photo opportunities at selected venues across the Surfers Paradise precinct.

Plus, Cavill Mall will be a bustling live art gallery as talented artists create, display and sell their art pieces from a wide array of mediums including live portraits, landscape drawings and body painting.

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