There’s always plenty on in Surfers Paradise, and this February we’re excited to see the annual Gold Coast Sand Safari Arts Festival return. Sand Safari is a free event running from the 8th to the 24th of February and celebrates sand, sea and surf on the infamous coastline of Surfers Paradise.

Surfers Paradise will come alive with large-scale sand sculptures and inflatable art. This year’s theme is our favourite yet! With a focus on arts, literature and education; Sand Safari 2019 theme is one of life’s true treasures, friendship.

The most anticipated event of the festival is the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships. Sculptors from Australia and around the world will battle for the Australian title. Expect to be wowed, with sculptures creating intricate masterpieces and ‘Treasures of the Sea’, all made from sand!

On the 15th of February, ‘Ocean’s Alley’ will be revealed – an interactive sand sculpture crafted over 5 days! Kids and parents alike can enjoy the daily mermaid book readings from the carved chair and follow the story line of ‘JAKE AND HEIDI’S TREASURE HUNT ADVENTURE’ in 3D. Come night, the outdoor beach art will be illuminated – a sight not to be missed!

Last year, Surfers Paradise was filled with quirky art; blow up tentacles boasted from some of the most famous buildings like 50 Cavill Ave and The Islander and even the Nerang River featured a mythical blow up creature. We’re excited to see what the festival offers this year, and we’re sure it’s going to be amazing.

For Gold Coast accommodation, check out Holiday Holiday’s central accommodation options in the heart of Surfers Paradise, all of which are within walking distance to the Gold Coast Sand Safari Festival. See beachfront amazing accommodation such as Soul Surfers Paradise, family friendly accommodation at Chevron Renaissance, Luxury accommodation at The H Residences and Circle On Cavill.