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Sand Festival in Bourgas

The Municipality of Bourgas organizes Sand Sculptures Festival. The place of the exhibition is the same every year – near “Park” hotel in the Sea Garden in Bourgas. The festival theme is different every time.  Since its firts edition the festival has became one of the most antisipated events in our city: "Carnival" - 2008, "Fairy Characters" - 2009, "Circus" - 2010, "Cinema" - 2011 , "The Magic World" - 2012, "Alley of Fame" - 2013, "Tales of Sand" - 2014, "To Go On Safari with a Camera" - 2015, "Cinema Characters", "Sandy Tales" It's is open from 1st July through to September.

More than 5000 tons of sand are going into making the fantastic sculptures. The special lighting adds to the charm of the unique sand city in the evening. The sand sculptures festival, welcome participants from around the world – Indonesia, England, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria. 

The theme of this year’s edition is "Myths and Monsters". It inspired 20 artists from 9 countries to sculpture some of the most popular film characters. The visitors will have the chance to see Batman, Tarzan, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Penguins of Madagascar, Rapunzel, Winnie-the-Pooh, the Little Prince, Star Wars characters and many others.

The entrance fee is 3.50 BGN for adults and 1,50 BGN for children. Children aged under 7 enter for free. You can get there by public bus. Contact us if you would like to book a taxi to Sand Fest from Sunny beach, St.Vlas, Elenite, Nessebar, Ravda, Aheloy.

Data on sand sculptures art dates as far back as Ancient Egypt. In present times it is even more popular with hundreds of competitions, organised throughout the world. Bourgas is the proud host of the only sand festival of its kind on the Balkan Peninsula.

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