There is no better way to spend February than at theÂ 2018 Sand Safari Arts FestivalÂ on one of Australia’s most iconic beaches, Surfers Paradise.
Over 17 days fromÂ 9-25 February, the sands and streets of Surfers Paradise will come alive in a celebration of sand, sea and sport inspired art at Sand Safari!
The popular free event features theÂ Australian Sand Sculpting Championships, drawing thousands of spectators to admire the countryâ€™s most talented sculptors, as they intricately carve life-sized masterpieces over the course of the weekend. Watch as mermaids and mythical creatures line the foreshore with each sculpture encapsultating a different sporting theme.
Sea creatures will return again in the form of gigantic inflatable art scattered throughout the precinct, as well as other spectacular art forms that are brand new to theÂ Sand Safari Arts Festival.Â Our interactive sculpture is bigger and better this year, promising to appease multiple senses. Keep checking our websites for updates and find out who will be joining us on the foreshore. Will it be Neptune? You will have to wait and see!
Don’t miss your chance to meet our Surfers Paradise resident mermaid Sandy who will be hosting live book readings of the brand new Sand Safari book. Plus, learn to swim like Sandy at the Mermaid Swim School located poolside for several lucky children.
Can’t get enough of Sand Safari? Have a safari of your own withÂ Sand Trail, which sees the art of sand sculpting extend beyond Surfers Paradise throughoutÂ hotel lobbies, libraries and shopping centres fromÂ 2-25 February.
Sand Safari Arts FestivalÂ is a wonderful opportunity to rediscover Surfers Paradise, while experiencing the precinctâ€™s retail offerings, restaurants, cafĂ©s and family-friendly attractions that form the Gold Coastâ€™s playground. With so much on offer, families can choose to stay at one of the regionâ€™s many quality accommodation options, taking advantage of convenient public transport to Sand Safari, or parking is available at Bruce Bishop carpark, located just 500m from the beach.