Festival Schedule

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Friday - November 10, 2017

Start End Activity
10:00 9:00

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
11:00  9:00 Party Tent Hours of Operation at Main Entrance - Beer Outlets Open
11:00  2:00

Live Music Entertainment Stage - Ari and the Alibis

12:00 12:30 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
3:00 6:00 Live Music on Entertainment Stage - Jah Movement
4:30 5:00 Quick Sand Competition - Sand Gallery Stage
6:00 8:00 Meet the Artists & Sponsors VIP Party - Private - Learning Curve
7:00 9:00 Live Music on Entertainment Stage - Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul Featuring Hellacious Horns
8:30   Admission Tent Sales and Entry and Merchandise Sales Close - Sand Village open until 9 PM

Saturday - November 11, 2017

Start End Activity
10:00 9:00 Festival Hous 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
11:00 9:00 Party Tent Hours of Operation at Main Entrance Serving Adult Beverages
10:00 1:00 Live Music Main Entertainment Stage - Tropical Ave. Band
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 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
2:00 5:00 Live Music Main Entertainment Stage - Lauren Mitchell Band
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
6:00 9:00 Live Music Main Entertainment Stage - One Night Rodeo
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 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 Live Music Main Entertainment Stage - Torched
10:30 11:30 Art and Science Lab Lesson in the Learning Curve Tent
11:00 5:00 Party Tent Hours of Operation at Main Entrance
12:00 12:30 Quick Sand Competition - Sand Gallery 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
2:00 5:00 Live Music Main Entertainment Stage - Kettle of Fish
3:00 3:30 Find out who won the big $3500 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
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 - Last Day!  Best Day for ADA Accessibility

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
11:00 1:00 Live Entertainment Main Stage - A Train
2:00 4:00 Live Entertainment Main Stage - Eli Mosley Band
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.   Please look for signage and volunteers in lot on site for further instructions once you arrive.

**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 - *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 applications for volunteers for the Crystal Classic!

Click here to learn more.

https://www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com/event-info/purchase-tickets/

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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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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