Welcome to the Siesta Key Village Association
The Siesta Key Village Association is a non-profit organization whose members strive to be a responsible voice of the Siesta Key Village neighborhood.
The Siesta Key Village Association is dedicated to bringing local businesses and residents together to establish a sense of community by developing and defining Siesta Village.
We support and encourage community cooperation in development and beautification of Siesta Key, and are involved in many efforts to improve the village. We also serve as a community liaison to the City of Sarasota.
Save Our Siesta Sand Project
What is happening with the Army Corps proposal to dredge Big Pass?
After being granted an extension of time to respond to the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) second request for additional information (RAI #2), for at least the past month the Corps has been promising delivery of that information within two weeks. That promise however has been a rolling two week window and only the Corps knows when it will be delivered. It will be sometime between now and early October unless they ask for another extension. Their major issue is seagrass mitigation which is understandable as mitigation is often not successful.
As you have read in the local papers and in the Sarasota Magazine Save our Siesta Sand is preparing a lawsuit which will target the City and Army Corps plans to dredge Big Pass. We are supported by the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and the Siesta Key Village Association as well as many of the condominiums and individuals on Siesta Key and elsewhere who see the risk in these plans to dredge Big Pass for the first time.
The City has requested funding in their budget to oppose our suit and of course the Army Corps has virtually unlimited resources. This shapes up to be a David and Goliath struggle but one we can win if those individuals who see the threat to navigation and Siesta beaches step up to the plate. When the intent to permit is issued we will need to have at least an additional $150,000 and we have just 14 days to file suit.
Please send your donations to us now so we have sufficient funds to carry this suit through. Do not rely on others to do this for you. We expect everyone who cares about continued navigation in Big Pass and Siesta beaches to donate now. If for whatever reason you do not wish to donate now, you can send a pledge via this form. Also do not forget to sign our petition. Thank you for taking action!
Save Our Siesta Sand Project:
For more information and to sign up to receive the SOSS2 newsletter, please go to wwwsoss2.com. Also here is the link to the library of information collected about this project. and a direct link to the Army Corps own study. You may also contact Peter van Roekens directly (contact info below).
Siesta Key Village Association Presents Safe Treats for Kids - October 2016
For the 30th year, the Siesta Key Village Association will once again host "Safe Treats" in October 2016 from 3 PM to 6 PM.
Bring your little ones to trick or treat in Siesta Village along Ocean Blvd. and the surrounding streets.
Look for participating members displaying orange and black balloons and pumpkin flyers in their windows.
This free event provides a safe venue for children on Halloween.
For more information call Helene Hyland at 941 685-2274 or click here to email.
Annual Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival - November Nov. 11-15, 2016
This November 11th-15th, twenty-four of the world’s preeminent master sand sculptors will be competing in the Siesta Key Crystal Classic. Now in its 7th year, this popular visual and cultural arts festival has hosted over 200,000 attendees on our #1 beach!
In only 24 sculpting hours, (spanning the five day event), the master sculptors will create sand masterpieces, some over ten feet tall, and transform the always beautiful Siesta Beach into an outdoor art gallery. These renowned artists will produce spectacular, ephemeral works of art from just sand and water.
We are proud to be a sponsor. Because of its 99% quartz crystal, our Siesta Key sand is considered the best natural beach sand for sculpting.
24 of the ‘'TOP" master sculptors from around the world will compete for over $18,000 in prize money and the "WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF SAND SCULPTING DOUBLES TITLE".
For more information visit: SiestaKeyCrystalClassic.com or phone 800-398-0270
Annual Light Up The Village Parade And Open House - November 26th, 2016
The annual lighting and holiday open house of Siesta Key Village will be held on November 26th, 2016
Children can give Santa their wish list, have their face painted, visit with Santa's elves and be entertained by Sunshine the Clown.
Santa's gift bags provided by Beach Bazaar will be given to the first 250 children who visit with Santa. Santa will arrive by fire truck following the parade at approximately 6:15 pm.
Businesses will provide refreshments, while you enjoy live musical entertainment by the Pine View High School Jazz Band, Keyboard Players and choirs singing holiday songs.
Ocean Blvd. will be lined with luminaries and businesses will be decorated for the holiday season. Free Trolley Rides will be available from Siesta Key Public Beach to the Village from 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm.
Valentine Stroll February 14th 2017 - Everyone gets a Kiss!
Siesta Key Village Association Presents The Siesta Key Village Valentine Stroll "Everyone gets a Kiss" - Feb 14, 2017
The Siesta Key Village Association is hosting the annual Siesta Key Village Association Valentine Stroll on February 14th, 2017 from 5 - 8 PM. Residents and visitors are invited to stroll through Siesta Village which will be adorned with Valentine cheer.
There will be something for everyone including live music throughout the Village and candy kisses which will be distributed by the merchants. Participating merchants will be displaying red and pink balloons outside of their businesses.
Siesta Key Village offers romantic destinations for you and your sweetheart and lots of fun for the whole family. If parking is a concern, there will be pedicab and golf cart cab services from the Siesta Public Beach parking lot to the Village.
For more information visit the website at www.siestakeyvillage.org or call Helene Hyland at 941 685-2274 or e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siesta Key Village Association's mission is to promote a pedestrian friendly atmosphere of casual elegance with a diversity of shopping, dining and professional experiences for residents and visitors.
20th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival - February 2017
The Festival will be located along Ocean Boulevard in Siesta Key.
Join us Saturday and Sunday February 2017.
For more information call 813-962-0388 or 561-746-6615.
Visit the website: www.ArtFestival.com
15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Games - April 15th, 2017
For Children Ages 1-6. Each child receives an Easter Stuffed Animal and an Easter Egg Hunt Goody Bag stuffed with prizes.
Face painters will be there and opportunities to ride the trolley, tour the Siesta Key ambulance and fire truck and participate in other fun family entertainment.
Sheriff Dept. fingerprinting kits are available. Registration is limited to first 125 paid children.
For additional information contact Roz - click here to email
Siesta Fiesta - 2017
The artists will line Ocean Boulevard with their professional display booths while the crafters will display their unique and affordable crafts throughout Siesta Key Village for a sidewalk craft fair.
All artists and crafters will be present for the duration of the show, available to discuss their work and inspiration. Ocean Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at Ocean and Canal and running through to Beach Road.
The event appeals to people of all ages including serious art buyers looking to add to their collections. With a wide variety of art mediums on display and prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures, there is something for everyone.