Festival Schedule

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Friday - November 10, 2017

Start End Activity
10:00 5:00

Vendor Village and Event Open - Hours of Operation

10:30 11:00 Sand Sculpting Demonstration in the Learning Curve Tent
11:00 11:30 Sand Sculpting Lessons in the Learning Curve Tent
11:00  5:00 Party Tent Opens at Main Entrance - Beer Outlets Open
12:30  5:00

Live Music Entertainment Stage

12:30 1:00 Quick Sand Competition - Sand Gallery Stage
1:00 5:00 Masters Compete

2:30

3:00 Sand Sculpting Demonstration in the Learning Curve Tent
3:00 3:30 Sand Sculpting Lessons in the Learning Curve Tent
4:30 5:00 Quick Sand Competition - Sand Gallery Stage
8:30   Admission Tent Sales and Entry and Merchandise Sales Close - Sand Village open until 9 PM

Saturday - November 11, 2017

Start End Activity
9:00 10:00 Amateur Competition sign-ups inside event perimeter.  ONLY AMATEUR COMPETITORS PERMITTED INSIDE PERIMETER AT 9 AM!
10:00 9:00 Hours of Operation (Amateur Contest Sign-ups at 9 AM inside perimeter)
10:00 5:00 Take SCAT Scheduled Transportation to Siesta from Southgate or Pavilion Malls - Routes 10 and 11
10:00 5:00 Vendor Village Opens - 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
11:00 9:00 Party Tent Hours at Main Entrance Serving Adult Beverages
10:00 12:00 Live Music Main Entertainment Stage
10:30 11:30 Art and Science Lab Lesson in the Learning Curve Tent
12:00 12:30 Quick Sand competition at the Sand Gallery Stage
12:30  2:30

Live Music Main Entertainment Stage

12:30 1:30 Sand Sculpting Demonstration followed by Sand Sculpting Lessons in the Learning Curve Tent
1:00 5:00 Masters Compete
2:00 3:00 Art and Science Lab Lesson in the Learning Curve Tent
3:00 5:00 Live Music Main Entertainment 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
4:30 5:00 Quick Sand Competition - Sand Gallery Stage
8:30   Admission Tent and Merchandise Sales Close - Sand Village open until 9 PM

Sunday - November 12, 2017

Start End Activity
10:00 5:00 Event Opens - Hours of Operation
10:00 5:00 Take SCAT Scheduled Transportation from either Southgate or Pavilion Malls - Routes 10 and 11
10:00 5:00 Vendor Village Opens - Vote for your favorite sculpture - drop box located at each sculpture plot for People's Choice!
10:00 5:00 Party Tent Opens at Entrance and Inside Perimeter
10:00 12:00 Live Music Main Entertainment Stage
10:30 11:30 Art and Science Lab Lesson in the Learning Curve Tent
12:00 12:30 Quick Sand Competition - Sand Gallery Stage
12:30  2:30 Live Music Main Entertainment Stage
12:30 1:30 Sand Sculpting Demonstration followed by Sand Sculpting Lessons in the Learning Curve Tent
2:00 3:00 Art and Science Lab Lesson in the Learning Curve Tent
3:00 3:30 Find out who won the big $5000 1st place prize!  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
3:30 5:00 Live Music Main Entertainment Stage
4:30        5:00 Quick Sand - Final Session!  Find out who wins the Quick Sand Competition!
4:30 Admission Tent Sales and Entry to Event and Merchandise Sales Close

Monday - November 13, 2017

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, 11/14 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
10:00 5:00

 MONDAY IS THE BEST DAY FOR ADA ACCESSIBLE VIEWING.  Beach wheelchairs are available. 

Please read here for more detail regarding ADA accessibility.

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

*Please note: the Mobi-Mat does not encompass the entire sculpture garden.  Accessibility is provided near the main entrance from the Esplanade and drop off zone near the Mote Mobile.   Please look for signage and volunteers in lot on site for further instructions once you arrive.


ADMISSION: $10 per day on site - *NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE* Purchase a 4 day Pass, a Daily Pass and/or your daily reserved parking passes by clicking on the Tickets Button at the top of this page.  Advance purchase only.


Would you like to get involved?

We are accepting application for volunteers for the Crystal Classic!

Click here to learn more.

2016 Winner

Siesta Key Crystal Classic

November 10 - 13, 2017
Recently named America's #1 Beach, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic has become a favorite of the professional sand sculptors who have competed here.

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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 forward any inquiries regarding sponsorship to siestakeycrystalclassic@gmail.com.  Thank you!

*Based upon surveys of attendees from 2016 festival.

 

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