Annual Events

Laguna Beach is home to an array of year-round activities and events. Every weekend locals and visitors alike get together to attend the various popular concerts, galleries, exhibits, and festivals. From the wildly popular Pageant of the Masters, Art-A-Fair, Sawdust Art & Craft Festival, Laguna Dance Festival, the Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational, the VIC: Skimboarding Championship, Laguna Beach Film Music Festival, to the Festival of Arts there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Laguna Beach.

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Laguna Beach Music Festival

February 7 - 12, 2017

Enjoy outstanding classical and contemporary music. Every February Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County host the Laguna Beach Music Festival at The Laguna Beach Playhouse.

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Laguna ART-A-Fair

June - August

Enjoy fine art and crafts by over 125 artists from around the world during Laguna Art-A-Fair. Stroll the peaceful garden setting while viewing a variety of art including oil painting, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass, and wood.

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Sawdust Art & Craft Festival

June 30 - September 3, 2017

Celebrating the work of local artists, Sawdust Art & Craft Festival is a non-profit organization with two main annual events – the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival and the Annual Winter Fantasy Festival. The Sawdust Art & Craft Festival brings in more than 200,000 visitors from around the world and features over 200 local artists who exhibit and sell their original art.

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Festival of Arts

July/August

Celebrating its 80th Anniversary, the Festival of Arts features original work by more than 140 local artists. The Festival of Arts also offers art-related attractions and events, such as jazz concerts, wine tastings, art discussions, and cooking demonstrations, as well as activities for children.

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Pageant of the Masters

July - September

An annual tradition, the Pageant of the Masters is one of the area’s most popular and unique events. Held at the Festival of Arts grounds, the Pageant of the Masters features “living pictures” of faithful recreations of classical and contemporary works of art with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.

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The VIC: Skimboarding World Championship

August 19 - 20, 2017

Held every summer at Aliso Beach Park, the VIC is the sport’s most prestigious event and showcases the world’s best skimboarders catch big waves and pull tricks as they compete for the world championship.

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Laguna Dance Festival

September

Enjoy world-class dancing and top-quality performances from international and national touring companies in an intimate setting. Since its inception, the Laguna Dance Festival has featured dancers from The Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and the San Francisco Ballet.

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Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational

October

This nine-day event showcases the nation’s top plein air landscape painters who compete for prestigious prizes by turning Laguna Beach into an outdoor painting studio. The event includes public paint-outs, painting demonstrations, and educational events, culminating with the Collectors’ Soiree Gala.

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Sawdust Winter Fantasy

December

Sawdust Art Festival’s Winter Fantasy is the most unique holiday shopping experience in all of Southern California. Experience unique artwork, live entertainment, art classes, and great holiday-themed dining, while enjoying the creative holiday decorations and gifts.

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