Sand Safari 2020

Sand Safari Arts Festival 2020

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 from February 14 to March 1, 2020.

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 14-16.

Plus on Sunday 16 February, the Hot Tomato 1029ers will be hanging broadcasting from the Surfers Paradise Foreshore to celebrate!

The best sand sculptor 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.

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.


14 February 2020 - 01 March 2020


All Day



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Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise, 4217


Surfers Paradise Alliance
(07) 5532 3808