Sanding Ovations

Presented by Visit St Pete Clearwater
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November 20-24 , 2019
on the beach at 104th Avenue & Gulf Boulevard

Now in its 11th year, SANDING OVATIONS is Treasure Island's Master Cup Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival, a four day competition of ten sand sculpting masters from throughout North America, Europe and Asia, who create astonishing works of art using nothing but sand, water and lots of their own imagination. Sanding Ovations is a free event held on the weekend before Thanksgiving at the Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida, Treasure Island.

PARKING OPTIONS
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THIS IS YOUR BEST "No hassles with parking and traffic" OPTION

Bus Shuttle $1 per person, children under 10 years of age FREE – pay on the bus. Paradise Boulevard intersects with the Treasure Island Causeway. Park at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise Boulevard or next door at Paradise Lutheran Church, 10255 Paradise Boulevard

  • Shuttle runs every 15 minutes on Saturday, November 23 from 12pm to 12am and Sunday, November 24  from 12pm to 7pm

Event Area Parking within walking distance of Sanding Ovations

  • Treasure Island Community Center, One Park Place @ 106th Avenue – metered parking
  • Treasure Island Park (on the lawn parking), One Park Place @ 104th Avenue - $10 per vehicle per day
  • St. Petersburg Municipal Beach, Gulf Boulevard @ 112th Avenue – metered parking
  • Gulf Front Park, 10400 Gulf Boulevard – VENDOR PARKING ONLY
  • Sandpiper Lot, Gulf Boulevard at 100th Avenue – metered parking
  • Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Avenue - metered parking

Other Metered Lots throughout City

  • Heron Lot, Bay Shore Drive and 75th Avenue, Sunset Beach 
  • Tern Lot, West Gulf Boulevard at 77th to 79th Avenue, next to Sunset Beach Pavilion
  • Ring-Billed Gull Lot, West Gulf Boulevard at 81st Avenue, Sunset Beach
  • Brown Pelican Lot, West Gulf Boulevard at 88th Avenue, Sunset Beach
  • Sunset Vista Lot, 120th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard, Sunshine Beach
  • White Egret Lot, 126th Avenue, Sunshine Beach
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY
8am-5:30pm Sculptors begin work today with the "pound-up," where tons of sand, combined with water, is molded into forms, which are then removed for the sculpting. At 7pm, join the sculptors at a meet 'n' greet at the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Boulevard. $15 at the door gets you everything: munchies from Sloppy Joe's and beer from Great Bay Distributors.

THURSDAY
8am-5:30pm Sculpting begins today. Most vendors set up today.

FRIDAY November 22
8am-5:30pm Sculpting
10am-10pm Vendors open

SATURDAY November 23
8am-2pm Sculpting
10am-10pm Vendors open
2pm-6pm Voting for People's Choice Award
7:00pm Awards Ceremony
10:00pm Fireworks Display

SUNDAY November 24
Noon-6pm Vendors open