The annual competition drew thousands of people to Siesta Key Beach.
The 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival is less "fun in the sun" and more "blood, sweat and tears."
Mark Your Calendars
In 2017, the festival welcomed more than 60,000 attendees and brought in $9 million in economic impact from tourists.
Total attendance at last year's Siesta Key Crystal Classic added up to 60,100, with 67 percent coming from outside the area.
Let's Get Sandy
The Crystal Classic brings together locals, tourists, and international sand sculpting teams.
This year's Crystal Classic drew international sand sculptors and thousands of visitors to Siesta Key Beach.
The 6th annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition kicks off at Siesta Key Beach this Friday, Nov. 13.