Siesta Beach Festival, Inc.
The Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Festival is a 5 day event held on the #1 beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida. In only 24 sculpting hours, (spanning the five day event held Friday through Tuesday), the master sculptors create sand masterpieces, some over ten feet tall, and transform the always beautiful Siesta Beach into an outdoor art gallery. The Crystal Classic connects the arts and the beach in ways never before seen in Sarasota. The festival offers many planned activities including sand sculpting lessons and a giant sandbox for the kids in addition to 65 retail and food vendors and live entertainment.