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Sugar Sand Festival honors Prince



Are you mourning the death of rock icon Prince but unsure of how to pay tribute?

You could blast his entire discography on your headphones at work or do something oh-so-very Clearwater instead.

The city and organizers of the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival sent out a news release today saying they were “shocked and saddened” by Prince's passing – so they decided to honor him in a way only Clearwater can.

Sugar Sand sculptors are taking a break from their festival pieces to build a sand memorial of Prince, where the public can gather around to share memories of the legend.

The city suggests waiting until 6 p.m. before checking it out to give the artists time to make some headway.

As a reminder, the festival opens 10 a.m. daily through Sunday at Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive on Clearwater Beach.

Admission is $10, or $7 seniors/military, $5 ages 6-17 and free for kids 5 and younger.

If you don't want to drive over and hunt for a parking spot, find free parking near downtown Clearwater and take the Jolley Trolley or the Clearwater Ferry water taxi, which takes off from the downtown marina.  

[Last modified: Thursday, April 21, 2016 3:32pm]


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