Main Content

November In Sarasota

Sarasota MOD Weekend 2023

November 02 – November 05, 2023

Architecture Sarasota
265 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL

Architecture Sarasota is pleased to announce its 10th annual Sarasota MOD Weekend, a three-day architecture festival celebrating the legacy and global impact of the Sarasota School of Architecture (a.k.a. Sarasota Modern) — the regional, mid-century modern architecture movement that has come to define the cultural landscape in and around the city of Sarasota, and which continues to influence architects and designers around the world. This year’s MOD Weekend will center around the centennial of renowned Sarasota School architect Victor Lundy, honoring him with an exhibition and symposium that jointly trace his life and legacy.
Tickets for individual events and experiences range in price from $30 to $225 for Architecture Sarasota members and from $40 to $250 for non-members. All proceeds from Sarasota MOD Weekend directly support Architecture Sarasota’s mission and work.
Purchase tickets at
Sarasota MOD Weekend 2023 Schedule
Thursday, November 2nd
6-7:30pm VIP Vernissage Reception for Victor Lundy: Infinite Space, Architecture beyond Sarasota exhibition (VIP and Ultimate pass holders)
Friday, November 3rd
9-11am & 12-2pm North Siesta Key Kayak Tours
2-4pm Siesta Key Beach Pavilions & Fire Station Tour
5-8pm Opening Party: Celebrate 10 Years of MOD!
Saturday, November 4
8:30am-12pm Victor Lundy and Sculptural Modernism Symposium (followed by a tour of the Education Building Restoration at St. Paul Lutheran Church)
12-4pm South Gate Self-Guided Driving Tour
1-4pm Lido Shores Self-Guided Walking Tour
1pm Trolley Tour of Victor Lundy Architecture
5:30-8:30pm Cocktails and Dinner at White Sands Beach Cabanas (VIP pass holders)
Sunday, November 5
8:30am Yoga Under the Umbrella
10am-2pm Siesta Key Self-Guided Driving Tour
1-4pm Lido Shores Self-Guided Walking Tour
About Architecture Sarasota:
Founded in 2021 with the coming together of the Center for Architecture Sarasota and the Sarasota Architecture Foundation, Architecture Sarasota is dedicated to stewarding the legacy of the Sarasota School, and providing a forum for the education, advocacy and celebration of good design in the global built environment.

For more information please visit our website at
All Dates

Thursday, November 2, 2023
Friday, November 3, 2023
Saturday, November 4, 2023
Sunday, November 5, 2023

Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival
November 10 – November 13, 2023

948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL 34242, Siesta Key, FL 34242
Siesta Key Crystal Classic – November 10-13, 2023 This four-day festival features twenty-four master sand sculptors competing for top prizes in solo and duo categories. Their masterpieces transform the always beautiful Siesta Beach into an amazing outdoor art gallery. And it’s more than just sand…the festival also features live music throughout the event along with a large variety of 80+ retail and food and drink vendors. Free filtered water stations are provided by Sarasota County. Official Crystal Classic merchandise will also be available. Other activities include the popular three-day “Quick Sand” competition, sand sculpting lessons, a children’s play area, an amateur sculpting competition and people’s choice voting. The festival will be open 10 am to 5 pm daily with extended hours Saturday night until 9 pm with the sculptures lit through a fabulous light display. In 2022 the festival welcomed over 30,000 attendees. The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is presented by the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to promote tourism, local businesses and the visual arts via the production of one of the most unique sculpture festivals held in the world on the #1 beach in the U.S. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Scholarship Fund for Ringling College of Art + Design. We gratefully acknowledge Publix and Siesta Key Beach Resort & Suites as Platinum Plus event sponsors. • GENERAL INFORMATIONo Discounts Availableo Accessibleo Public Restrooms• ADMISSION RATES• Advance – Adult: $12.00• Advance – Child (5-17): $6.00• Advance – Senior/Military: $10.00• Day Of – Adult: $14.00• Day Of – Child (5-17): $7.00• Day Of – Senior/Military: $12.00
All Dates
Friday, November 10, 2023 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, November 11, 2023 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2023 10:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, November 13, 2023 10:00am – 5:00pm
Admission Rates
Advance – Adult: $10.00
Advance – Child (5-17): $5.00
Advance – Senior/Military: $8.00
Day Of – Adult: $12.00
Day Of – Child (5-17): $6.00
Day Of – Senior/Military: $9.00


    Skip to content