About The Event

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Buy your tickets to enjoy close up sand sculpture viewing inside the Sand Village!

24 international artists converge on Siesta Key to compete in an amazing Master Sand Sculpting competition. The sculptors create a large community carve, 8 solo sculptures and 8 team sculptures. On Saturday evening, enjoy the sculptures under colored lights after sunset. The timed competition is judged and the winners are revealed on Sunday afternoon.

Come and vote for your favorite sculpture until Monday at 5 PM by wooden tokens (available for purchase) so you can help determine the Peoples' Choice award. People’s Choice Award will be announced on Tuesday, November 17, online on our website and our Facebook page.

There are other attractions at this festival: The Learning Curve - sand sculpting lessons and demonstrations are hosted multiple times daily, Fri - Sun; 4 days of live bands under the huge entertainment tent; Quick Sand - an ongoing contest of speed and skill; plus, the Amateur Competition on Saturday.

Also, the Barefoot Beach Bar Party Tent is open all 4 days with music and a full bar- no entry fee. Vendor Village surrounding Sand Village features over 70 retail vendors and 6 food trailers which are all open to the public.

2019 Winner

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Siesta Key Crystal Classic

November 13 through November 16, 2020

Recently named America's #1 Beach, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic has become a favorite of the professional sand sculptors who have competed here.

 

Off Site Transportation

Avoid the crowds at the beach!  Take Route 11 to Siesta or Ride the Siesta Key Breeze Free Trolley Service on the island.

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