The Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival is a visual and cultural arts event held on Siesta Beach November 10-13, 2023.
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Crystal Classic is proudly presented by the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce. This four-day festival welcomes 40,000+ attendees and features 24 master sand sculptors competing for top prizes in solo and duo categories. Their masterpieces transform the always beautiful Siesta Beach into an amazing outdoor art gallery.
The Festival also features live music throughout the event along with a large variety of retail and food and beverage vendors. Other activities include the popular three-day “Quick Sand” competition, sand sculpting lessons, an amateur sculpting competition, a children’s play area and people’s choice voting. The Festival is open 10am to 5pm daily with extended hours Saturday evening until 9pm with a special display of lighted sculptures.
Crystal Classic has grown into a premier destination event and generates millions in economic impact for tourism and our local community. The event mission is to promote tourism, local businesses and the visual arts via the production of one of the most unique sculpture festivals held in the world, on the #1 beach in the U.S.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Scholarship Fund for Ringling College of Art + Design.
Your support is greatly appreciated.