Amateur Sand Sculpture May 7

44th annual Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest returns to Siesta Beach


SARASOTA COUNTY – Have some fun in the sun and sand as Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources hosts the 44th annual Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest on Siesta Beach on Saturday, May 7.

This free, family-friendly event is open to all ages and all amateur skill levels. Cash prizes are sponsored by the Friends of Sarasota County Parks and the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and are awarded to first-, second- and third-place finishers in the adult (individual), adult (team), children (10 years old and younger) and youth (11-17 years old) categories and one overall people’s choice winner.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. May 7 on Siesta Beach near the yellow lifeguard stand, where participants will be assigned a 10-foot-by-10-foot square. Judging begins at 1 p.m., and awards are presented at 2 p.m. Spectators are invited to vote for the people’s choice award.

Siesta Beach, recently rated the No. 1 beach in the United States, is located at 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key. There is no rain date for this event.

For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit


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