About The Event

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

24 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 16, 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 81 vendors occupying 92 spaces, and 6 food trailers which are all open to the public.

2021 Winners

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2021 Solo First place

side 1st place doubles

2021 Doubles First place

Siesta Key Crystal Classic

SAVE THE DATE: November 11-14, 2022

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

 

Transportation

The free Siesta Key Breeze Trolley runs daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm to and from Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach. A mobile app is available to track the trolley in real time.

New transportation on and off Siesta Key is now available via Sarasota County’s OnDemand Service.

Customers can request a ride via a mobile app, which is available in app stores for iPhone and Android devices, online at scgov.net/OnDemand, or by calling 941-300-1553. OnDemand uses accessible minivans and operates similarly to today’s popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lift. The OnDemand vehicle will pick up customers and take them to their destinations within the same zone.

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