During the 2018 festival, beach wheelchairs will be available on a first come, first served basis, free of charge every day the festival is open near the gazebo and esplanade.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12: A walking mat to aid in traversing the sand garden inside the perimeter will be available from the admissions tent on the beach out to some of the sculptures for viewing. PLEASE NOTE:  Walking through or moving through sand will be required in order to reach the mat.  Up close viewing will require walking through the sand.  The walking mat will not encompass the entire perimeter. 

BEACH WHEELCHAIRS:  Available just west of the main esplanade at the drop off zone in the main beach parking lot.  Sign out for a wheelchair is available at the tiki kiosk next to the wheelchairs.

ADMISSION AT THE GATE:  $10 for adults; $5 for children 5 - 17; $8 for seniors and military personnel.  ID required.

ADVANCE PURCHASE: Available online on this website - multi day passes, single day passes and single day parking passes are on sale.

Navigating beyond the admissions tent, you will be able to get out to the sculpture garden to view most of the sculptures when using only the walking mat.  To get up close, please use a beach wheelchair, free of charge and available at the parking lot near the gazebo.  Please note that the walking mat only allows viewing access of the sculptures from a distance and does not encompass the entire festival.

2017 Winner


Siesta Key Crystal Classic

November 9 - 12, 2018
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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Become A Sponsor

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic offers sponsors high visibility, the opportunity to participate in a collaborative community event and a way to visibly support the cultural arts and our beautiful Siesta Beach. With over 50,000 attendees, your brand or logo is exposed to over 25,000 people outside of Sarasota County.*

Please click here to forward any inquiries regarding sponsorship. Thank you!

*Based upon surveys of attendees from 2016 festival.

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