Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Safety Precautions
Please be assured the Sawdust Art Festival is complying by the following safeguards in order to ensure the safety of our guests, artists and staff during operating hours: Masks are required for all staff, artists, and guests. Maximum capacity will be limited to 500 guests at one time. Visual cues will be present throughout the grounds to ensure social distancing is taking place. Continuous sanitization of restrooms, dining areas, and high touch areas will be implemented. Also please note, only 48 artists will exhibit per weekend rotating throughout the summer. For more information, please visit our Ticket page FAQ here.

Where is the Sawdust Art Festival located and how do I get there?
Sawdust Art Festival is located in Laguna Beach, CA approximately one mile from Main Beach. We are located at 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
For a map and directions to the festival, click here.

When does the Sawdust Art Festival open and what are the hours?

Sawdust Art Festival Presents a Weekend Outdoor Marketplace will be opening soon! Dates will be announced soon.

Do I need to purchase tickets ahead of time or can I purchase tickets at the door?
We strongly recommend purchasing a ticket online ahead of time. Tickets may also be purchased at the Box Office upon arrival however you may be subject to waiting if we’re at capacity. For further information, call 949.494.3030.

What happens on the Sawdust Art Festival grounds when the show is closed?
After Winter Fantasy ends, the booths are removed and our grounds remain empty until May at which booth building begins. Our grounds are used year-round for Sawdust Art Classes, art and studio classes taught by working artists. For more info regarding classes please visit

When and where do I pick up pottery created during the festival in the Ceramic Center?
Festival classes and ceramics will not be offered during the Outdoor Marketplace due to social distancing measures.

Is there a discount rate for large groups?
We will not be offering discounted tickets during the Outdoor Marketplace.

Where do I park when attending the festival?
Metered parking is available in front of the festival on the canyon and along Laguna Canyon Road. All meters in Laguna Beach take credit/debit cards, so there is no need to bring quarters. Additional parking is available at Act V Lot 16, located minutes away on Laguna Canyon Road.

Is there handicap parking and is the festival handicap accessible?
Handicap parking is available in front of the festival. The festival is handicap accessible. Complimentary wheel chairs are available for our guests. To reserve a chair ahead of time, please call 949-494-3030

Are pets allowed on the festival grounds?
We do not allow pets on our festival grounds. Only service animals are allowed on the grounds, no exceptions.

Is smoking allowed on the festival grounds?
We do not allow smoking of any kind on our grounds. This includes cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes. This is to protect the grounds and respect our guests. If you would like to smoke while at the festival, you may get your hand stamped at the front gate, which allows re-entry, and exit the grounds to smoke in your car as the city of Laguna Beach prohibits smoking in public places.

If you have additional questions or would like further explanation, please call our information booth at 949.494.3030.