This festival is held in Sea Garden from the beginning of July until the end of August. The first Burgas Sand Festival was started in 2008. The sand covers more than 4 ha. in the northern part of the Sea Garden (near the Park Hotel). The artists who are joining this festival create stunning sand sculptures. Burgas Sand Festival can be visited by everyone, both local and international tourists. This sand festival brings more than 100.000 each year. The location of this festival always same every year, but the materials to make sculpture are gaining big amount.
Things To Do at Burgas Sand Festival
1. Taking pictures at Burgas Sand Festival
The first thing to do when entering the area of Burgas Sand Festival is taking picture. You should not miss the stunning creation of sand sculptures made by the artist from over the world. Here you can see the creativity is developing to create a new art. Fill your Instagram account with the beautiful sculptures in Burgas Sand Festival.
2. Admire the big sculpture
Every year, visitors are admiring the odd creation, palace, tower and all kinds of sea animals were made by sands. Each character in Burgas Sand Festival is more than 8 meters high, and made from 5000 tons sand which located on the area of 5000 square-meters .
3. Introducing Art to Children
By bringing children in Burgas Sand Festival, indirectly you have introduced art to them. Children can see the way how the big sculpture is made. Of course they can see the real world of sand, it is not a fictional place. This can be the unforgottable moment in their life.
How to Get Tickets?
Burgas Sand Festival tickets can only be purchased offline. It has three categories of tickets, includes: BGN 1.50 for pensioners and students, BGN 2.50 for a group ticket (group of 10 people), BGN 3.50 standart ticket and free entrance for children under 7 years old and people with disabilities.
How To Get Around?
You can take a troll to see the surrounding area of where Burgas Sand Festival is held. There is also bicycle shops offering bicycle to be rented since Sea Garden can be explored by cycling. Summer Theatre, The Pantheon and The Marine Casino are in the same place of where the festival is hosted.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear clothes depend on your style. However, it is better to wear cool clothes since Burgas Sand Festival is held during summer. Don't forget to bring sunblock to protect your skin.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit Burgas anytime you want. However, summer is the best season in Burgas since there will be various festivals. On August, there is Spirit of Burgas Festival that takes place on the city beach and attracts world-famous pop and electronic dance acts .
Will I Need a Guide?
No, everything is easy and can be found in this site. Moreover, Sea Garden is near to the city center of Burgas, you can explore Burgas on your own.
How To Get There?
Getting into Burgas Sand Festival in Sea Gardens is easy. You can take train, bus or car as your transportation. Sea Gardens is near to the Central Bus Station and Train Station since the garden starts from those two places. Burgas public transport tickets can be purchased on bus by special collectors. If you are visiting Burgas by plane, take the airport bus shuttle service from Sarafovo district or you take bus at the bus station outside the airport next to the bridge.
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