Will you love the Sugar Sand Festival in Clearwater?

 

Will you love the Sugar Sand Festival in Clearwater Beach?

I did love being at the amazing Sugar Sand Festival 2017! There is so much to do and discover in Florida. Enjoy my videos from my visit which show you the magical time we had together.

VIDEO: 1 Let’s Go to Clearwater Florida for the Sugar Sand Festival

I was delighted with my balcony room at the brand new Wyndham Grand which overlooked the pool and the beach. I had great sunset views and walked on the beach for sunrise in the most amazing sugar sand.

Have you been diving in Florida? I went Scuba Diving with Captain Ryan from Tanks-A-Lot. Have you ever held a basket star? You can see me holding one in the video. We dove at Big A and Area 51.

Dinner at Salty’s with blackened mahi mahi was a great start to my Florida adventures.

VIDEO2 The VIP Dining Experience at Sugar Sand Festival is SUPERB 

The Sugar Sand Festival 2016 took 11 artists 11 days to build with 1000 tons of sand.  Fantasy was the theme and the creations were incredible. I loved them all.
The VIP dining experience at sunset was spectacular. I loved sitting in a chair made with sand, eating great food and listening to marvelous music.
Spending the day at Clearwater Marine Aquarium was amazing. They truly focus on Rescue, Rehab and Release for marine animals and their boat tour taught about the animals, the estuary and the mangroves. The children were able to touch creatures, observe a net pull and identify fish. We had a sea urchin, pinfish, catfish on our boat. We saw dolphins on our boat tour and back at the Aquarium we saw Hope and Winter from the Dolphin Tale movies!
Turtles, manatees, river otters and many other creatures are saved by the hospital facilities here. This marine life rescue center has over 700,000 visitors a year. There are over 400 volunteers helping care for the animals. You can participate and be a trainer for a day.
Where did we eat in Clearwater? Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar, Clear Sky Cafe and Frenchy’s South Beach Cafe.
The Palm Pavilion has live music every day and first opened in 1926.
 Master sand sculptors Damon Meri and Dean Arscott spoke to me about their love of art, sand and sculpting.
The Sugar Sand Festival supports a project for Sandy Lane Elementary School and brings students to visit Clearwater Beach. Some of them see the ocean and Pier 60 for the first time!
I loved being at the outdoor concert at Coachman Park. I have always enjoyed Jake Shimabukuro‘s music but this was the very first time I heard him play a live concert. WOW! He is fantastic! Definitely see a concert in Clearwater Beach!
Without a doubt, Kenny G gives a great show! He played in the crowd, he told funny stories and he is an incredible musician. His entire band is fantastic. I loved when he talked about how long they had been together and if you keep practicing, you will get there. Life takes practice and a sense of humor! I cannot wait to see another concert with this consummate entertainer!

Thank you to Clearwater Beach and the Sugar Sand Festival. My entire group loved participating. Thank you to Jason Frye for sharing the camera with me in this and other of the Florida videos!

I hope to see you at the Sugar Sand Festival 2018! Lisa Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver

Award-winning travel expert Lisa Ellen Niver has explored 101 countries and six continents. She also sailed on the high seas for seven years. She founded We Said Go Travel which was recently read in 222 countries. Her travel videos have over 2 million views on her channels on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube. She has shared travel stories with her 135,000 followers on social media and the readers of AARP, American Airlines, Delta Sky Magazine, Robb Report, Sierra Club Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, and the Saturday Evening Post. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook and run 15 travel awards publishing over 2300 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been nominated for five Southern California Journalism Awards in the past two years and received 2nd place for her Jewish Journal article. Learn more about Lisa Niver at We Said Go Travel. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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