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Sawdust Art & Craft Festival

The Laguna Beach Sawdust Art & Craft Festival runs from June through September and The Winter Fantasy runs through November and December. Both and feature the work of hundreds of local artists.

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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.

When is The 2020 Sawdust Arts & Craft Festival?

With two main events annually - the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival (June 26 - August 30, 2020), 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 visitors alike. Sawdust Art Classes also offer classes and workshops year round, from summer to winter, on-site and off-site!

Sawdust Art patrons

What is the festival like?

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. 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.

How many artists will be featured?

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.  All artists that exhibit during the summer festival are Laguna Beach residents, making the Sawdust a one-of-a-kind experience.

Festival Dates & Hours 

The summer Sawdust Arts & Craft Festival is open daily from June 26 through August 30, 2020, 10:00am - 10:00pm.

Festival Admission

  • Adults $9
  • Seniors (65+) $7
  • Children (6-12) $4
  • Season Pass $20
  • Annual Pass: $25

Passport to The Arts

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. 

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Laguna Beach Residents FREE Admission

Laguna Beach residents receive FREE admission with ID Thursday evenings (after 5:00pm) and the first Friday of each month (all day).

Orange County Resident Nights FREE Admission

Residents can enjoy free admission from 5pm until 10pm on selected evenings with a valid ID. Use the information below to find out when you can visit the festival for free.

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
Rancho Santa Margarita
Costa Mesa  
Newport Beach  
Newport Coast 
Corona del Mar  
Balboa Island  
Santa Ana  
Villa Park  
Silverado Canyon  
Trabuco Canyon  
Foothill Ranch  
Portola Hills  
Laguna Beach
Huntington Beach
Seal Beach
Fountain Valley
Los Alamitos
La Palma
Garden Grove
Anaheim Hills
Buena Park
Yorba Linda
Brea La Habra

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
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