Map, Admission & Hours





Friday, 11/9/18 and Monday, 11/12/18 from 10 AM – 5 PM - See the sculptures under colored lights after sunset!

Saturday, 11/10/18 and Sunday, 11/11/18 from 10 AM - 9 PM - Close up sand sculpture viewing inside the Sand Village.

Please know that the entry gates will close at 8:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday and 4:30 PM on Friday and Monday.  No entry will be permitted after these times.  Sculptures will be returned to their original state early Tuesday morning.


ADULTS: $10 per day 

CHILD (Ages 5 - 17): $5 per day only if accompanied by a paying adult

Children under 5 are free only if accompanied by a paying adult.

MILITARY: $8 per day  - Active and Retired Military Personnel (Identification required.)

SENIORS (age 65 and up): $8 per day

Please see Event Schedule for more information about festival activities during the day.  Your admission includes  everything happening inside the Sand Village Perimeter every day until we close!


SKIP THE LINES and save some dimes - buy your tickets in advance today and save big! (Through October 29th only). Advance ticket holders access the Sand Village through a VIP line.  $8 for Adults and $5 for children in advance.  Remember to come all the way out to the sand to enter in our special line or meet us at our kiosk at the parking lot to obtain your wristbands or stamps and avoid the long lines. 

RESERVED PARKING:  Available in advance and online only - limited. 

4 DAY PASS: $30 per person (Available in advance and online only) $20 for children ages 5 - 17 if accompanied by a paying adult. 

Children under 5 are free if accompanied by a paying adult.

ADULTS/MILITARY/SENIORS: $8.00 per person (Available in advance and online only)

Colored lights will dazzle our sparkling, white sand on Saturday and Sunday nights (vendors will close at 5 PM daily)

See live entertainment on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday this year under our tent in the center of the event. 

Watch artists compete during Quick Sand, a competition that pits 2 artists against one another while the audience determines what they carve in just 10 minutes! 

Participate in sand sculpting lessons and then participate in our amateur competition on Saturday.


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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