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.
Craft Fair and Siesta Fiesta Dates Set for 2016
Craft Fair Date Set
The Siesta Key Village Association has announced the 2016 dates for the popular Craft Fair that kicks off the busiest time on the island in Season. The fair will take place February 27 and 28. Howard Allen will continue to host the Craft Fair.
Siesta Fiesta 2016
Siesta Fiesta will continue for 2016, with a small modification to address the problem the village businesses encountered in the past during this event.
Businesses complained that signs announcing Ocean Blvd. was closed were posted before entering the Village deterring customers from patronizing their establishments.
Ocean Blvd. will not be closed for the 2016 events was the case in previous years. Instead, booths will be set up on the sidewalks similar to the February Craft Fair to allow traffic to pass through. The dates set for next year are April 9 and 10. Howard Allen will also continue to host the event.
Sea Turtle Nesting Season
Sea Turtle nesting season started on May 1st and goes to October 31st. Sea Turtles usually nest through September and hatching starts around July and goes through to October. This year, we saw a few nests prior to May 1st, this is consistent with trends that show that sea turtles are laying their eggs earlier each year.
Nesting has been steadily increasing since its lowest point in 2007. This year, we're expecting the turtles that hatched in 2012, our biggest year so far, to return, so we're hoping for another big year!
We ask beachgoers to fill in holes and knock down sandcastles before leaving the beach, and take all their beach furniture with them when they leave the beach. Please remember to keep lights from shining on the beach at night when the turtles are nesting. Sea turtles use lights to find their way back to the ocean and lights on the beach will cause the turtles to go the wrong way.
Mote Marine Laboratory is trying to get their Turtle Patrol volunteers out early, so they can catch new nests. If you would like more information about volunteer opportunities at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, please contact Mote at email@example.com.
Siesta Key Village Association Presents Safe Treats for Kids - October 31, 2015
For the 29th year, the Siesta Key Village Association will once again host "Safe Treats" on October 31, 2015 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 visit the web site at www.siestakeyvillage.org or call Helene Hyland at 941 685-2274 or click here to email.
Annual Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival - November 13th - 17th, 2015
Join us November 13th - 17th, 2015.
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 28th - 2015
The annual lighting and holiday open house of Siesta Key Village will be held November 28th, 2015
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.
If you wish to participate in the parade:
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19th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival - February 27th and 28th, 2016
The Festival will be located along Ocean Boulevard in Siesta Key.
Join us Saturday and Sunday February 2016.
For more information call 813-962-0388 or 561-746-6615.
Visit the website: www.ArtFestival.com
Valentine Stroll February 14th 2016 - Everyone gets a Kiss!
Siesta Key Village Association Presents The Siesta Key Village Valentine Stroll "Everyone gets a Kiss" - Sunday 14, 2016
The Siesta Key Village Association is hosting the annual Siesta Key Village Association Valentine Stroll on Saturday, February 13, 2016 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.
15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Games - March 26th 2016
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 at 941-349-2770 ext: 227
Siesta Fiesta - April 9th - 10th, 2016
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.