May 27 - September 30, 2017. International Sand Sculpture Festival

International Sand Sculpture Festival is one of the highlights of St. Petersburg summer cultural life. In the very heart of the city, on the beach of Peter and Paul Fortress, a giant workshop unfolds, which is very attractive for world-class sculptors from Russia, Europe, and the United States. The festival is annually visited by thousands of citizens and visitors of the city, willing to see the ephemeral but beautiful and fascinating sand masterpieces against the background of a unique panorama of Neva River, Hermitage, Rostral Columns.