Søndervig Sand Sculpture Festival

Theme of the year: “Wizardry and magic”

Enter an enchanting and magical world of wizardry and magic, where witches and wizards fight side by side for good or evil, between fantasy worlds and among mysterious creatures. Forty of the world's most talented sand sculptors make their bid for a magical world created from 12,000 tonnes of West Jutland sand. The Søndervig Sand Sculpture Festival is being held for the 16th consecutive year.

Over 130,000 people visited the 2017 Søndervig Sand Sculpture Festival
In 2017, a record number of people visited the festival area in Søndervig, where the theme "Life under the sea" attracted visitors from home and abroad. This year's sand sculptors, of whom several have been participating since Søndervig's first sand sculpture festival in 2003, have all participated in many international sand sculpture festivals worldwide.

Come and experience the creative process
Before the official opening, it is possible to have a look at the festival area and see all the sculptors as they work with their creations – which they have to finish in just 10 days. From Wednesday, 16th to Saturday 19th of May, you can get an insight into the creative processes when the 40 sculptors sculpt the 200m long, 7m high sculpture wall full of subjects from this year's theme.

There is room for everyone
The festival area is very disabled-friendly, as we have installed a system of paths of dark rockdust, so it's easy to get around the area with a wheelchair or walker, for example. The area has its own toilet vehicle with a number of toilets and an easily accessible disabled toilet, with wide access ramp and a baby-changing area. It is also possible to borrow a wheelchair at the ticket office.

Lots of activities
We have a beautiful sandy playground where children and adults can test their creative abilities as sand sculptors ... and who knows, maybe the magic sand sculptures will dance hand in hand after closing time when the darkness of the night is falling and the moon appears.


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