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Siesta Beach Grand Opening Celebration

2699014706_a0187d42d6_bSiesta KeyThe community is invited to come see what’s new at the country’s No. 1 beach as Sarasota County hosts a free, family-friendly event at Siesta Beach from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 20.

The morning will include an opening ceremony at 9 a.m., followed by entertainment, refreshments, recreational activities, kids’ crafts, beach sports, the Mote Marine Touch Tank and more. The celebration marks the completion of Sarasota County’s $21.5 million Siesta Beach Park improvement project.
The festivities will include an opportunity for visitors to join a walking tour along the new Siesta Beach esplanade to see all of the amenities and learn more about them from guides stationed along the way. The tour begins at 10 a.m...
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The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is also this weekend.

Sand sculptorIt is that time of year. We have more fabulous events than one can imagine. The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is our annual Master Sandsculpting Competition and it takes place November 14th-18th this year. It is held at beautiful Siesta Beach and it is an amazing event – not to be missed. The hours are from 10-5:30 each day. Admission is $6 and proceeds will benefit Mote Marine Laboratory’s sea turtle research and conservation programs. See the event schedule and learn more at Siesta Key Crystal Classic.

Siesta Key Beach with it’s  ultra-fine, white quartz sand earned the  No. 1 beach designation in 2011 by Dr. Beach. It turns out this awesome sand is also great for sand-sculpting. Come meet the artists and see their fabulous creations...

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