Thursday, September 18, 2014


Siesta Key Chamber Of Commerce Sandfest 2014 Hoedown

Music - Dancing - Cash bar -  Raffles - Great food - Silent auction

Friday nov. 7th 6-10pm
94 8 beach road siesta beach

$25 members $30 non-members

For reservations call 349-3800 or visit

Gourmet cowboy cuisine provided by Siesta key area restaurants

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Get ready for this year's Crystal Classic festival from 11/14 through 11/18/2014.

Get ready for this year's fabulous festival set to open on Friday, 11/14/14, featuring fabulous live stage entertainment with Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band, Have Gun Will Travel and Ally and the Venturas - Ally will be entertaining us on Saturday night, 11/16, under the stars in the midst of colorfully lit sand sculptures at the inaugural Taste of Siesta.

12 Teams of 24 Masters competing again in November

Make it a point to plan your vacation around this incredible event which happens on the #1 beach on Siesta Key from Friday, 11/14 through Tuesday, 11/18/14, open 10-5:30 PM, this year with a new event on Saturday night among beatifully lit, colored sand sculptures on the beach.  

Highlights for this year include:

Margaritaville Fashion Show Exhibitions
Amateur Sculpting Contest
Live Entertainment with the Jim Morris Band, Have Gun Will Travel and Tropical Avenue Band to name a few
Taste of Siesta on Saturday Night: 6-10 PM featuring Ally and the Venturas
Vendor Village open Friday through Monday
Mobi-Mat on sand on Monday and Tuesday for easier walking
Santa Claus sand sculptures ready for your Christmas Photo Op
Sand Sculpting Lessons
Quick Sand Competitions
Fashion Show Runway made from Sand
Private VIP Tent for our sponsors
Remember that all proceeds benefit Mote Marine Laboratory - Sea Turtle Conservation Programs.  

Watch this video from 2013 just in case you have forgotten how fantastic this event is . . .

Advance purchase of VIP Parking passes and tickets for both the Crystal Classic and Taste of Siesta will be going on sale soon.  

Group discounts for 25 or more also available.  Advance purchase required.  For more information, please contact the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, 941-349-3800. 

Hurricane/Disaster Preparation Meeting

In continuing efforts to keep our members and community informed, the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Sarasota County Emergency Management, St. Boniface Church, Siesta Key Village Association and Siesta Key Association, will be hosting a Hurricane/Disaster Preparation Meeting.

Meeting will be held at St. Boniface Church
5615 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key 

Tuesday, September 9th
From 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Presentation provided by Sarasota County Emergency Management followed by Q&A

Free to attend and all businesses and residents  are welcome- Seating is limited. 

Koffee on the Key

Free to Attend
Location: The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce
We know you're busy and we've been receiving a lot of feedback from our members that a morning networking event should be added to our social calendar. That's why we're introducing "Koffee on the Key," every second Wednesday of the month, from 8am to 9am.  Continental breakfast provided by member sponsors. 
Free for all members to attend, $5 for future members. 
Coffee provided by:
 The Local Bean    

Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce 2015 Visitor Guide Cover Photograph Contest

The Siesta Key Chamber encourages photography enthusiasts of all ages to submit entries for the 2015 Siesta Key Chamber Visitor's Guide.  Photographs should incorporate the essence of Siesta Key. 

The Chamber's Visitor's Guide is the area's primary contact for those individuals interested in relocating or vacationing on Siesta Key, Sarasota County's primary tourist destination and is distributed throughout the world.   The winning photo(s) will be featured on the cover of the 2015 Visitor Guide with credit given to the winning photographer.

 Contest requirements are as follows:  

All contest entries will have to be submitted by September 10th
Image must be at least 5.75 inches wide x 7 inches high (if entries are larger, only those which can be acceptably adjusted will be considered)
Image must be at least 300 dpi
Send all entries to  
Advertising in the Visitor's Guide Deadline is fast approaching!!

ONLY members of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce are permitted to advertise their products or services in this target specific publication, a niche that cannot be duplicated.

To reserve your space, please contact Trish Ivey at (941)914-6671.

The Chamber is looking for volunteers for our Visitor Center!

If you know of anyone who would be a great fit for a volunteer position at the Siesta Key Chamber, please have them come to our office and fill out an application.  This position is open to all members as well!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Chastanna or Desiree at 941-349-3800.