America’s #1 beach, Siesta Key Beach is the place to be from November 10-13. The International Sand Sculpting Festival will be drawing participants and spectators from all over the world.
Along with fabulous sand sculptures and quick sand competitions, you will enjoy great live music, awesome food vendors, cold drinks in the party and ad much much more. There will be an amateur competition and the learning curve sand science experience for your kid. Don’t forget to check out the free sand sculpting lessons.
There will be transportation available from various points around town. Check out the website, www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com for more information about this very special event and to purchase advance discounted tickets.
From the website:
Founded in 2010, the first Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition was held on November 18 through November 21, 2010.
The Crystal Classic came about as a result of discussions between master sand sculptor and Siesta Key resident Brian Wigelsworth and representatives of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, Mote Marine Laboratory, and the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The competition is modeled after other master competitions that are held yearly in Texas, Virginia, Washington and Ft. Myers, Florida. Master sculptors earn their title by competing and winning first in amateur competitions, such as the one held in Siesta Key in May, and then moving on to the Master Competitions.
photo from Siesta Crystal Classic Website