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We go down for this festival every year. Love the vendors and artist. Always great art and vibes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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Art - Innovative, Imaginative, Incredible

This decades-old festlval is engaging on so many levels. If you just want to "look" at art, take... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ceres, California
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The annual Sawdust Art Festival features over 200 Laguna Beach artists, 20 new this year, who exhibit and sell their original art and handcrafted items in an enchanting outdoor eucalyptus setting in Laguna Canyon. Visitors can experience the awe in...more
935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1840
+1 949-494-3030
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go down for this festival every year. Love the vendors and artist. Always great art and vibes. Can’t wait for next year.

Thank Skookumlukum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This decades-old festlval is engaging on so many levels. If you just want to "look" at art, take your pick - watercolor, oil, acrelic, fabric, wood, - it's all there. However, there are many opportunites to get creative also. You can throw your own clay...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

A friend brought us while we were in town and I am glad they did. It is a summer art show in a beautiful setting. Being a 3 month show they can go first class compared to weekend shows. We walked the entire festival, bought...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I LOVE going to the Sawdust Festival in the Summer and also for the Winter Festival! So many unique arts,crafts and jewelry to see and enjoy. I have my own favorites and each year I find a new treasure. I love going to listen to...More

Thank ginahicks921
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

There is something so unexpectedly pleasant about treading on sawdust while meandering around a collection of art. It gives a gentle spring underfoot, a tactile experience unconnected to the exhibit but nonetheless adding to it. You find yourself walking more slowly than usual. This patron...More

Thank Guy G
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I've been coming here on and off for years, I never get tired of it! It's a great venue with multiple levels for strolling while you check out the artists and their art! Everything from jewelry to paintings, I always buy my greeting cards for...More

Thank LadyDiButterfli
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Located in a beautiful, cool location in amongst the hills of Laguna Canyon, this festival has a variety of arts/crafts for sale, several food booths and several locations with musicians. Your paid admission allows you to walk, on sawdust, thru the maze of artists and...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

You'll enter an entirely creative world in a canyon just blocks from the ocean and PCH. Free trams rides everywhere in town. The festival itself has jewelry, ceramics, art classes for kids, music, contemporary art paintings, photography, glass blowing, fashion/apparel food and lots of live...More

Thank Rio P
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Summer outing with girlfriends at the Sawdust Festival and Festival of the Arts. Parked in Lot 16 on Laguna Canyon Road ($7.00 for all day) pay at a machine with a credit card. Took the free trolley. Monday through Friday $7.00 senior ticket for Sawdust....More

Thank KarenK518
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Lots of arts and crafts but pricey and more for a certain type of person with a particular taste. My wife likes country cottage designs but that was not what was represented here. More fancy/upscale items. Nice musical entertainment though. Good for a couple but...More

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19 August 2017|
Response from db7477 | Reviewed this property |
Open daily 10 to 10 until September 3
RObert G
26 November 2016|
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Response from Rio P | Reviewed this property |
It is not great for wheelchairs or strollers. The ground is made of soft dirt and sawdust. The Sawdust Festival is in the summer only and they have a Winter Fantasy Festival going on now before Christmas.
15 August 2016|
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Response from mazalea2012 | Reviewed this property |
Wow! Must have been a really bad day for someone. We found vendors to be very outgoing, not pushy, just friendly. Sorry that happened.