The eighth annual Bourgas Sand Sculptures Festival is to open in the first week of July 2015 and continue until September, this year promising even more sculptures over a larger area.
More than 5000 tons of sand are going into making the sculptures, with work having started in April, according to organisers.
Participants in the 2015 festival, which is themed “On Safari with a Camera”, include sand sculptors from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Netherlands, Australia and Turkey, as well as several Bulgarians.
Organisers say that the sculptures will depict dozens of exotic animals from various continents and ages.
The festival is held next to the Lake Park, adjoining the horse-riding centre.
The 2014 festival drew more than 100 000 visitors, organisers said – compared with the 15 000 that came to the first Bourgas Sand Sculptures Festival in July 2008.
(Archive photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)