The 2017 Siesta Key Crystal Classic is This Weekend!
It’s that time of the year! Make sure to clear your schedules because the 8th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic is back again this weekend and ready to wow you with amazing sand masterpieces!
Every year, professional sand sculptors from around the world come to Sarasota to participate in this international sandsculpting festival. Luckily, for us, the event is in our own stomping grounds, and we don’t have to travel too far to be a part of this exciting and unique annual event.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2017 Siesta Key Crystal Classic:
This year, artists hail from Canada, Czech Republic, Amsterdam, Lithuania, Singapore and various states in the U.S.
Kicking off this Friday, you can view and vote for the masterpieces crafted by master sand sculptors. For four days, there will be live music, a party tent and dining tent as well as shopping vendors. Looking to learn more about sandsculpting? There will be demonstrations and lessons for you to learn! Kids will also enjoy the Learning Curve, an art and science lab where they can expand their knowledge about Siesta Key’s own white quartz sand as well as other sand varieties from around the country. Lastly, there will be fun competitions including a 10-minute quick sand competition and other amateur contests for your entertainment! See the full schedule here.
On Sunday, the winner will be announced in an awards ceremony. Then, voting for the People’s Choice Award ends on Monday at 5 p.m., and the winner will be announced via the event’s Facebook page and website on Tuesday, the 14th.
When: Friday, Nov. 10–Monday, Nov. 13
- Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
- Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission prices are based on a daily basis.
- Adults $10
- Children ages 5–17 $5
- Seniors ages 65+ and Active and Retired Military $8
To avoid the crowds when parking, hop aboard the Siesta Key Breeze Free Trolley Service!