Sand Safari Arts Festival

See Surfers Paradise transform into a precinct of art inspired by sand, sea and sport with our award winning Sand Safari Arts Festival!

Explore and experience the relationship between sport and art, as sea creatures competing in sporting activities come to life through intricate large-scale sand sculptures, inspired by our very own Neptune’s Games. Works of magnificent inflatable art will enliven and animate public spaces and natural environments adding colour by day and making Surfers Paradise glow by night!

The annual free event features the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships, drawing thousands of spectators to admire some of Australia's and the world's most talented sculptors, as they carve life-sized masterpieces over the weekend 9th - 11th February. Watch as mermaids and mythical creatures develop rapidly along the foreshore, with each sculpture encapsulating a different sporting theme.

We invite you on this journey to be inspired and uplifted by works of art designed to stretch imaginations and offer unexpected delights.

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  • Date: 9-25 February 2018
  • Price: FREE
  • Address: Surfers Paradise Foreshore