The first ever Festival of sand sculptures in Bulgaria was in July 2008 in the town Burgas. It presented world-renowned artists from Indonesia, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria. Every year, the festival theme is different – “Sea World”, “Fairy Tale Heroes”, “Circus”, “Cartoon Character”, “Hall of Fame”, etc.
Information about the art of building sand sculptures exist back to the time of the ancient Egyptians. Nowadays, it has gained immense popularity with the hundreds of competitions around the world. Over the years, the masters are becoming more skilled and their works find a place even in the book of Guinness World Records, as well as many catalogs collecting spectators from different corners of the world.