Sand Safari Arts Festival 2020

Sand Safari Arts Festival transforms Surfers Paradise into a captivating beach side exhibition of life-sized and even larger than life art pieces. See 10 tonne sand sculpts, multicolour tentacles bursting out of the sand, and a sculptural sand crab migration.

International and local artists are showcased in this award winning festival.

An integral part of the festival each year is the annual Australian Sand Sculpting Championships. Visitors are invited to interact with the world-renowned sculptors as they complete their quest to create their treasures of the sea from solid blocks of sand. Watch the sculpts take shape and develop character over several days, their finished forms creating a striking centerpiece for the Sand Safari Arts Festival.

Sand Safari offers a wonderful place of discovery, where families and friends can connect, share and capture memories over 17 days and nights. Be inspired by the intricate detail of the sand sculptures and vote for your favourite in the People's Choice Award!

Wander through the Artist Plaza in Cavill Mall and admire the work of local artists who have taken up residence during the festival. Participate in sand sculpting and sand art workshops. As night falls the outdoor art takes on a new hue as pieces become illuminated across the beach and pedestrian areas.

Enjoy a meal at one of the precincts many cafes and restaurants and soak up the atmosphere that is our award winning Sand Safari Arts Festival.


Check out Sand Safari 2019 in the video below.

This event takes place in public space, as such your image may be photographed or may be included within video content by an employee of Surfers Paradise Alliance and may be included within future promotional or marketing material.
  • Date: 14 Feb - 1 March 2020
  • Price: FREE
  • Address: Surfers Paradise


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