The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic will be held November 10-13, 2023 on Siesta Beach.  This four-day festival features twenty-four 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. And it’s more than just sand...the festival also features live music throughout the event along with a large variety of 80+ shopping and food and drink vendors.  Free filtered water stations are provided by Sarasota County.  Official Crystal Classic merchandise will also be available.  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 will be open 10 am to 5 pm daily with extended hours Saturday night until 9 pm with live music, food court, party tent, and a special display of lighted sculptures. 

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is presented by the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce.  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 Siesta Key Crystal Classic Scholarship Fund for Ringling College of Art + Design.

The Siesta Key Chamber proudly acknowledges generous support from Publix (Platinum Plus Sponsor) and Siesta Key Beach Resort & Suites (Artist Lodging Sponsor). 

Advance tickets, parking passes, volunteer sign-up, and amateur contest registration are now available online.  For more information about the Siesta Key Crystal Classic visit or contact the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce at 941-349-3800 or  For video, please visit the Siesta Key Crystal Classic YouTube channel.