In 2008, the Annual Sand Sculpture Festival was held on a Portuguese beach. It was open to the public in Pera on May 22. It is said to be that there is a total of 60 huge sculptures made by professional and amateur artists from around the globe. Last year the theme was 'Hollywood' this included superhero, action, scifi and non-fictional characters from all sorts of movies. The artists used more then 35,000 tons of sand to create these wonderful works of art.