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Embark on a journey Around the World

Embark on a journey Around the World

  • 23 Apr 2024
  • 3 minutes read

Sand Sculpture Festival Middelkerke 2024



It has become a tradition: the Middelkerke Sand Sculpture Festival. Summer is just around the corner, the beach beckons. The artists are eager to get back to work in the vibrant coastal municipality. 

The Middelkerke Sand Sculpture Festival will unfold this summer as the gateway to not one but to many remarkable worlds. This year we are taking visitors on an imaginary world trip. You can put together your trip yourself. Do you want to see Sphinxes in Egypt or wild animals in Africa? Would you rather visit the Taj Mahal, Japanese temples, or Easter Island? Or would you rather fly over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to return to Middelkerke via New York City and London? In any case, your trip will be international!

The biggest event on the coast

The more than 100,000 visitors to the festival every year also come from all over the world: Belgians, Germans, French, English, ... Every summer, Middelkerke is the place to be. 

More than just a trip!

As return visitors already know, the Sand Sculpture Festival Middelkerke offers more than just sand dunes between the sculptures. We are once again joining forces with the Proefkonijnen for a new exciting interactive performance for young and old. And if you want to try making a sand sculpture yourself, you can attende one of the many sand workshops with our sand expert. 

The perfect summer cocktail

While the kids have fun on the bouncy castle and get creative in one of the play zones, the rest of the family and friends can relax in the beach bar with a snack and a drink. In short, the Middelkerke Sand Sculpture Festival is the perfect cocktail for a day of fun at the seaside. 

A great asset for residents and local commerce

Mayor Jean-Marie Dedecker: "In Middelkerke, we spare no effort to enhance our summer events. With the generous support of esteemed partners, our throngs of holidaymakers and cherished residents alike revel in a distinctive and unparalleled experience. The Sand Sculpture Festival stands as a cherished partner, enabling us to host the coast's largest open-air event. Its presence seamlessly aligns with our identity as a quintessential family seaside destination. Admirably, the organizers consistently infuse novelty, presenting fresh themes, engaging side attractions and a stellar ensemble of renowned international sand artists.” 

Practical information 

The Sand Sculpture Festival Middelkerke will take place this year from June 28th to September 8th. Information and tickets are available at Residents of Middelkerke and individuals with a second residence in Middelkerke receive a €2 discount.  

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