Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival

November 10, 2023
November 13, 2023
Siesta Beach
948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL 34242
Siesta Key, FL 34242

Siesta Key Crystal Classic - November 10-13, 2023 This four-day festival features twenty-four master sand sculptors competing for top prizes in solo and duo categories. Their masterpieces transform the always beautiful Siesta Beach into an amazing outdoor art gallery. And it’s more than just sand...the festival also features live music throughout the event along with a large variety of 80+ shopping and food and drink vendors. Free filtered water stations are provided by Sarasota County. Official Crystal Classic merchandise will also be available. Other activities include the popular three-day “Quick Sand” competition, sand sculpting lessons, a children's play area, an amateur sculpting competition and people’s choice voting.

The festival will be open 10 am to 5 pm daily with extended hours Saturday night until 9 pm with the sculptures lit through a fabulous light display.

In 2022 the festival welcomed over 30,000 attendees. The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is presented in collaborative partnership between the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and the Siesta Beach Festival, Inc. Our mission is to promote tourism, local businesses and the visual arts via the production of one of the most unique sculpture festivals held in the world on the #1 beach in the U.S. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Scholarship Fund for Ringling College of Art + Design. We gratefully acknowledge Publix as a Platinum Plus event sponsor.

  • General Information
    • Discounts Available
    • Accessible
    • Public Restrooms
  • Admission Rates
  • Advance - Adult: $10.00
  • Advance - Child (5-17): $5.00
  • Advance - Senior/Military: $8.00
  • Day Of - Adult: $12.00
  • Day Of - Child (5-17): $6.00
  • Day Of - Senior/Military: $9.00