XV International Sand Sculpture Festival

30 September, Friday

International Sand Sculpture Festival has long been one of the highlights of summer cultural life of St. Petersburg.

Every summer an incredible sight can be seen on the beach of the Peter and Paul Fortress: masters from around the world come here to create sand masterpieces. Adults and children with admiration will scrutinize the skillful and delicate works of masters and the process of creating a sculpture.

It seems incredible how people make this soft, crumbly material retain the required shape. All sculptures will be rated by respected judges and the creators of the best works will be awarded accordingly. However the competitive spirit can hardly be caught at the site of the festival.

For the guests of the event all conditions for a pleasant spending time with family and friends will be provided along with concerts and master classes. Everyone will be able to master this difficult technique and be given a chance to create one’s own sand sculpture.

The view from the beach of the Peter and Paul Fortress on the Neva River and the main attractions of the city are breathtaking. This is the favorite place of many citizens, who even after years of living in Petersburg never get bored of coming here. This festival of international scope placed in the historic center of the city is a perfect combination for those who want to experience the real spirit of the Northern Capital of Russia.

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