Sand Sensations

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Competition

The annual competition drew thousands of people to Siesta Key Beach.

11/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

Sand Sport

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Brings Friendly Competition to a Childhood Pastime

The 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival is less "fun in the sun" and more "blood, sweat and tears."

11/08/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Mark Your Calendars

The Ninth Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Takes Place November 9-12

In 2017, the festival welcomed more than 60,000 attendees and brought in $9 million in economic impact from tourists.

06/21/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Tourism

Report Puts Sand Sculpture Festival's Economic Impact at $9 Million

Total attendance at last year's Siesta Key Crystal Classic added up to 60,100, with 67 percent coming from outside the area.

03/01/2018 By Staff

Let's Get Sandy

Meet the 2017 the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Winners

The Crystal Classic brings together locals, tourists, and international sand sculpting teams.

11/13/2017 Photography by Ella Melzer

Sculpt This

Meet The Winners of This Year's Siesta Key Crystal Classic

This year's Crystal Classic drew international sand sculptors and thousands of visitors to Siesta Key Beach.

11/14/2016 By Megan McDonald

Beach Day

6th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Kicks Off This Weekend

The 6th annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition kicks off at Siesta Key Beach this Friday, Nov. 13.

11/11/2015 By Savannah Handerson