During the 2019 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.

For site map, click here.

Please note, the festival will not have a walking mat inside any part of the festival permitted areas.  In order to view the sculptures up close, attendees will need to be able to traverse through the fine sand on Siesta Beach or utilize a beach wheelchair. 

BEACH WHEELCHAIRS:  Available just west of the main esplanade at the drop off zone in the main beach parking lot free of charge.  First come, first served as they are limited.  Sign out for a wheelchair is available at the tiki kiosk next to the wheelchairs and will require a signed release and license to remain behind.  All chairs are due back at 5 PM and must stay within the sand village.

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.

PICTURE TOUR:  On site, in our check-in kiosk, attendees will be able to view a daily photo slide show tour of the sculptures being created and completed as they progress from the day prior.

2018 Winner


Siesta Key Crystal Classic

November 15 - 18, 2019
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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