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Zandsculpturenfestival Middelkerke

The expo

More than 5000 tonnes of sand

More than 5,000 tons of sand are used to create the dozens of statues. More than 20 international sand artists will work on the event for ten days. They transform the 5,000 tons of sand into a temporary work of art on an area of more than 5,000 square meters.

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.

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A great asset for residents and local commerce

"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.”

Jean-Marie Dedecker
Mayor of Middelkerke.

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