The Sawdust Art & Craft Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach. Since its inception, the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival has celebrated and supported the work of local artists. With two main events annually - the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival (June 29-September 2, 2018), and the Annual Winter Fantasy Festival (weekends from mid-November through mid-December), the organization is designed to both entertain and educate Laguna locals and tourists alike. Sawdust Art Classes also offer classes and workshops year round, from summer to winter, on-site and off-site!
For nine weeks throughout the summer months, the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival draws more than 200,000 visitors worldwide each year, invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths through a handcrafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship. Artists that exhibit during the summer festival are Laguna Beach residents. Currently celebrating its 51st year, Sawdust Art & Craft Festival features more than 200 new and returning Laguna Beach artists, who exhibit and sell their original art and handcrafted items in an enchanting outdoor eucalyptus-lined setting in Laguna Canyon. Visitors come to enjoy unique artwork, live entertainment on three stages, eye-catching artist demonstrations, hands-on art workshops for all ages, and delicious food and drink.
Open daily: June 29 through September 2, 2018, 10am-10pm
Admission: Adults $9; Senior s(65+) $7; Children (6-12) $4; Season Pass $20; Annual Pass: $25
Purchase a Passport to the Arts for only $29 and receive unlimited admission all summer long to Sawdust Art Festival, Festival of Arts and Laguna Art-A-Fair. Passports also include a one-time free parking pass at the Act V parking lot as well as merchant discounts to restaurants, retailers and attractions.
Orange County Resident Nights
Sunday: Free admission from 5 :00-10:00pm with ID for residents of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Laguna Niguel, Monarch Beach, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente, Las Flores, Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Dove Canyon and Rancho Santa Margarita.
Monday: Free admission after 5:00pm with ID for residents of Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Corona del Mar, Balboa Island, Irvine, Santa Ana, Tustin, Orange, Villa Park, Silverado Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Portola Hills and Laguna Beach.
Tuesday: Free admission after 5:00pm with ID for residents of Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Cypress, Stanton, La Palma, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Buena Park, Fullerton, Placentia, Yorba Linda, Brea and La Habra.
Thursday: Laguna Beach residents receive FREE admission with ID Thursday evenings (after 5:00pm) and the first Friday of each month (all day).
Free Admission from 10:00am-10:00pm on the below county dates:
Los Angeles County: Sunday, July 1st, July 22nd and August 12th
San Diego County: Sunday, July 8th, July 29th and August 19th
Riverside/San Bernardino County: Sunday, July 15th, August 5th and August 26th