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Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival

Siesta Key Crystal Classic

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is a visual and cultural arts festival now in its 8th year and the festival has hosted over 200,000 attendees on the #1 beach in the USA!

In only 24 sculpting hours, (spanning the four day event), the master sculptors create sand masterpieces, some over ten feet tall, and transform the always beautiful Siesta Beach into an outdoor art gallery. It represents some of the most beautiful, ephemeral works of art your eyes will ever see.



And it’s more than just sand...the festival also features live music throughout the event along with a large village of shopping and food and drink vendors. Other activities include the popular three day “Quick Sand” competition, sand sculpting lessons, an amateur competition and – The Learning Curve – an educational and fun area for the kids.



New this year – the festival will be open Friday and Saturday night until 9 pm with live music by Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul Friday night and One Night Rodeo Saturday night. Drinks will be flowing at the party tent and the sculptures will be lit through a fabulous light display.   


  • Starting Friday, November 10th, 2017, repeated every day until Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm


Siesta Key Crystal Classic

948 Beach Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34242