The Siesta Key Crystal Classic

by | Oct 25, 2011

Looking for a great family event?  Bring the kids and come to the Siesta Key Crystal Classic November 10th -14th.   What is the Crystal Classic?  You’ll have the opportunity to see more than 24 of the best “Master” sand sculptors from around the world create wonderful works of art from piles of sand to benefit Mote Marine’s sea turtle program.

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic will have many activities for families to enjoy the event.  There will be live music, food & retail vendors, environmental education by Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium along with touch tanks of sea life, and Professional Beach Volleyball.

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is open to the public at no cost.

However, if you want to get an up-close view of the Master Sand Sculptures you may purchase an admission bracelet for $5.00 each day. A special three-day admission bracelet for access on Friday, Saturday and Sunday is available for $10 online only.

Due to the very limited parking at Siesta Beach, it is highly recommended that attendees park at
the satellite lot at Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 South Tamiami Trail, 1.3 miles north of Stickney Point Road (State Road 72).

The cost is $5 per carload per day, including round-trip transportation to the event site.
The Phillippi lot is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday

• The first shuttle leaves Phillippi Park daily at 8:30 a.m.
• The last shuttle leaves Phillippi Park daily at 4 p.m.
• The last shuttle leaves Siesta Beach daily at 5:30 p.m.

Siesta Key has proven to have the World’s finest whitest sand and was recently named the #1 beach in America by Dr. Beach.  The best way to find out is to visit Siesta Key for yourself.

Siesta Key offers, great shopping, a huge array of wonderful restaurants, wonderful accommodations to include hotels, cottages, condos, and homes for rent.

Looking for more outdoor fun?  Rent a bike, kayak, scooter, skim board, and so much more from Siesta Key Sports Rentals, 6551 Midnight Pass Rd.,Siesta Key, FL.

Need some Grown Up Time while visiting Siesta Key?  Elite Family Care provides safe, reliable, and caring babysitters, so you can enjoy peace of mind.

Don’t miss this great event!

– Debra Fortosis


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