Be a Volunteer for the Crystal Classic

It takes many volunteers to appropriately staff this fabulous event, which is very popular each year. This is an opportunity to spend some time on the #1 beach on Siesta Key and discover the reason why Siesta Key Beach has won numerous awards, including the Best Beach by Tripadvisor in 2015.

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is a collaborative effort and partnership between the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and Mote Marine Laboratories to promote tourism and the visual arts on behalf of Siesta Beach Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

If you wish to volunteer on behalf of Mote Marine Laboratories, you can email Jamie Jalwan - Volunteer Coordinator at Mote Marine - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - visit the volunteer site at or call Mote Marine Laboratory directly at 941-388-4441. 

If you wish to volunteer on behalf of the Siesta Key Chamber, please send an email to Mia Leone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and indicate your interest and days available: 11/9 through 11/15/16.  The Chamber is in need of volunteers to assist with the following tasks prior to and during the festival opening:  hanging banners inside the Sand Village, displaying wayfinding signage, hospitality support for the artists, operations support on site, entertainment support on site Friday through Monday.  Thank you in advance for your time.

2016 Winner

Siesta Key Crystal Classic

November 10 - 14, 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 40,000 attendees, your brand or logo is exposed to over 25,000 people outside of Sarasota County.* 


*Based upon surveys of attendees from 2015 festival.


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