Festival Schedule

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Click here to view and download a Festival Wayfinding Map at Siesta Beach

Friday - November 9, 2018

Start   End   Activity
10:00   5:00  

Festival Opens - Hours of Operation

10:00   5:00   Vendor Village Hours of Operation - Vote for your Favorite Sculpture - Drop Box at each plot
10:30   11:00   Sand Sculpting Demonstration in the Learning Curve Tent
11:00   11:30   Sand Sculpting Lessons in the Learning Curve Tent
10:00    5:00   Party Tent Hours of Operation at Main Entrance - Beer Outlets Open
11:30    1:30  

John Patti and Sunny Jim - Live on Main Stage

12:30   1:00   Quick Sand Competition - Sand Gallery Stage
1:00   5:00   Masters Compete
2:00   4:30   Ari and the Alibis - Live on Main Stage

2:30

  3:00   Sand Sculpting Demonstrations in the Learning Curve Tent
3:00   3:30   Sand Sculpting Lessons in the Learning Curve Tent
4:30   5:00  

Admission Sales End - 4:30 PM

Quick Sand Competition - Sand Gallery Stage - Event Closes

Saturday - November 10, 2018

Start   End   Activity
10:00   9:00   Festival Hours of Operation (Amateur Competition sign-ups inside Perimeter)
  9:00   2:00   Amateur Competition: Signups at 9 AM - Competition from 10 AM - 2 PM
10:00   5:00   Vendor Village Hours of Operation - Vote for your favorite sculpture inside the perimeter - drop box at each sculpture plot
10:00   3:00   Amateur Contest Begins in southwest corner of event perimeter
10:00   9:00   Party Tent Hours of Operation at Main Entrance Serving Adult Beverages
10:00   1:00   Island Chill Band - Live on Main Stage
10:30   11:30   Sand Sculpting Demonstration followed by Sand Sculpting Lessons in the Learning Curve Tent
12:30   1:00   Quick Sand competition at the Sand Gallery Stage
1:00   2:00   Sand Sculpting Demonstration followed by Sand Sculpting Lessons in the Learning Curve Tent
1:00   5:00   Masters Compete
2:00   5:00   Twinkle - Live on Main Stage
3:30   4:30   Sand Sculpting Demonstration followed by Sand Sculpting Lessons in the Learning Curve Tent
4:00   4:30   Amateur Contest winners announced - Main Entertainment Stage - Prizes Awarded
4:30   5:00   Quick Sand Competition - Sand Gallery Stage
6:00   9:00  

Reverend Barry and the Funk - Live on Main Stage

8:30       Admission Tent and Merchandise Sales Close - Sand Village open until 9 PM

Sunday - November 11, 2018

Start   End   Activity
10:00   9:00   HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY! Event Opens - Hours of Operation
10:00   5:00   Vendor Village Hours of Operation - Vote for your favorite sculpture - drop box located at each sculpture plot for People's Choice!
10:00   1:00   Tropical Ave. Band - Live on Main Stage
10:30   11:30   Sand Sculpting Demonstration followed by Sand Sculpting Lessons in the Learning Curve Tent
10:00   9:00   Party Tent Hours of Operation at Main Entrance
12:30   1:00   Quick Sand Competition - Sand Gallery Stage
2:00   3:00   Sand Sculpting Demonstration followed by Sand Sculpting Lessons in the Learning Curve Tent
2:00   5:00   Kettle of Fish - Live on Main Stage
3:00   3:30   Awards Ceremony with ABC 7's Bob Harrigan
3:30   4:30   Sand Sculpting Demonstration followed by Sand Sculpting Lessons in the Learning Curve Tent
4:30        5:00 Quick Sand - Final Session!  Find out who wins the Quick Sand Competition!
4:30   5:00   Quick Sand Competition - Sand Gallery Stage
6:00   9:00   22N - Live on the Main Stage
8:30       Admission Tent and Merchandise Sales Close - Sand Village open until 9 PM

Monday - November 12, 2018 - Last Day! 

Start   End   Activity
10:00   5:00  

Hours of Operation - Vote for your favorite sculpture on Monday!  Voting closes Monday at 5:00 as this is the last day of the festival.

People's Choice Award will be announced on Tuesday, 11/13 online on our site and Facebook.

PLEASE NOTE:  Admission Tent and Merchandise Sales close daily 30 minutes prior to the Sand Village closing.  Please plan accordingly.

10:00   4:00   Vendor Village Open
12:00   3:00   A Train - Live on Main Stage
10:00   5:00  

 

Please read here for more detail regarding accessibility.

 Admission Tent and Merchandise Sales close daily 30 minutes prior to the Sand Village closing.  Please plan accordingly.

*Please note: a walking mat WILL NOT be in place during the festival.   Please use the beach wheelchairs available free of charge every day the festival is open if you are in need of accessibility other than walking through the sand. First come, first served.

**Sculptures will be returned to their original sand state on Wednesday, 11/14 in the early AM.  Viewing them up close after 5 PM on Monday will not be possible.


ADMISSION: $10 per day on site but you can Purchase a 4 day Pass, a Daily Pass and/or your daily reserved parking passes in advance by

clicking here. Advance purchase only.


Would you like to get involved?

We are accepting applications for volunteers for the Crystal Classic!

Click here to learn more.

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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