Sand Sculpting Coming to the Siesta Key

The Crystal Classic is a huge Master Sand Sculpting Contest and will be held in Siesta Key from November 15th to the 18th. Those in the area will be able to enjoy all kinds of works of art and so much more. Here is what you can expect.

Meet the Artists Reception

Before the event starts, you can enjoy this reception as you meet all the different sculptors participating in the event. This event will start at 5:30pm and last until 7pm. It will be held at the Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar in the Siesta Key Village.

Amateur Competition

Amateurs can compete in the event, as well. Saturday, November 16th will be the Crystal Classic Amateur Competition. Registration starts at 9am, with sculpting starting at 10am. Winners will be announced at 4pm and only 20 plots will be available for this competition. Categories include:

  • Turtle Bale - Family or Friends with teams up to four members
  • Hatchlings - Children under 10 years of age
  • Loggerheads - Children ages 11 to 17
  • Leatherbacks - Adults 18 and older

Schedule Throughout the Event

Friday

  • Vendor Village - Open from 9am to 5pm
  • Masters Compete - 9am to 12pm
  • Sand Sculpting Demonstration - 11am to 11:30am
  • Live Music with DJ Jason Heinrichs and John Patti - 12pm to 5pm
  • Quick Sand Competition - 12:30pm to 1pm
  • Master Compete - 1pm to 5pm
  • Sand Sculpting Demonstration - 2pm to 2:30pm
  • Quick Sand Competition - 4pm to 4:30pm

Saturday

  • Vendor Village - Open from 9am to 5pm
  • Masters Compete - 9am to 12pm
  • SKB Crystal Classic Volleyball Tournament - 9am to 5pm
  • Amateur Contest - From 10am to 3pm
  • Live Music - From 10am to 5pm
  • Sand Sculpting Demonstration - 11am to 11:30am
  • Masters Compete - 1pm to 5pm
  • Amateur Contest Awards - 3pm to 3:30pm
  • Quick Sand Competition - 4pm to 4:30pm

Sunday

  • Vendor Village - Open from 9am to 5pm
  • Masters Compete - 9am to 12pm
  • SKB Crystal Classic Volleyball Tournament - 9am to 5pm
  • Live Music - From 10am to 5pm
  • Judging for Team Awards - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Awards Ceremony - 3pm to 4pm

Monday

  • Sculpting Viewing with Special Mobi-Mat - 9am to 5pm

Admission for the event is $10 for a four-day pass and a VIP parking permit for the four days is $49.

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