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Sawdust Festival and Art A Fair Laguna Beach Art

Laguna Beach, the Orange County city of the arts and artists, each year features Sawdust Festival. This event is held in a venue in which the ground is covered in sawdust, thus the name. Held in Laguna Canyon next to another art venue and across the street from the outdoor amphitheater where Pageant of the Masters is hosted.

Sawdust Festival charges a fee for admission and also sells annual passes but for that, you get live musical entertainment, artist booths, vendors, and access to some fine and affordable gifts in an outdoor setting under the shade of huge eucalyptus trees that scent the event with a wonderful fragrance.

Hours: 10am to 10pm Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 494-3030 sawdustartfestival.org. Open through late August annually.




Laguna Beach is an artist's community with a 100+ year history as an art colony. In this region, the smell of eucalyptus fills the air and high atop the hills beyond the canyon are expensive, beautiful houses that grace the hillsides past the brightly-colored  Art-A-Fair Festival building. Art-A-Fair is the other art festival venue you can visit for a fee in Laguna Beach. It is open to the public and features various artists annually. It is located within walking distance of Sawdust Festival, and is on the same side of the road for easy access. Parking is limited, but you'll find parking lots on Laguna Canyon Road and shuttle rides to the venues and downtown Laguna Beach.

The fair is really a festival for the arts community and public to enjoy. Chosen as one of the top art festivals in the US, every summer a select group of artists converge in Laguna Beach with hundreds competing to be a part of this internationally juried competition. Many artists demonstrate and create on site while visitors and potential buyers roam and enjoy the spectacular work. The Art-A-Fair Festival is a must see attraction in Laguna Beach. It normally is held July through September. In addition to this exciting venue, visitors snap up tickets to the sell-out Pageant of the Masters show held each summer. Another top attraction in Laguna Beach also along this very stretch of Laguna Canyon Road is Sawdust Festival, a 40+ year tradition. Sawdust Festival also has its own permanent structure venue which is used for several festivals that include the summer Sawdust Festival held late June through early September and Winter Fantasy held weekends from Thanksgiving to Christmas (subject to change)

Location: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA