Frequently Asked Questions

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?

53rd Annual Sawdust Art Festival summer show runs Friday, June 28 to Sunday, September 1, 2019 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

29th Annual Winter Fantasy is open five weekends, November 23, 24, 29, 30 and December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Do I need to purchase tickets ahead of time or can I purchase tickets at the door?
Tickets may be purchased at our box office upon arrival. 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

What are the office hours during the off-season?
During the off-season, the office is open Monday-Thursday from 9am-5pm and on Fridays, 9am-12pm. Our offices are located on the festival grounds, behind the concession stands.

When and where do I pick up pottery created during the festival in the Ceramic Center?
Pottery is no longer available for pick-up. Greenware is still free to take with you or you may get your pottery glazed and shipped for $25.

Is there a discount rate for large groups?
For groups of 15 or more, we do offer a group rate of $6 for adults. If you would like to book a large group, please call 949-494-3030.

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. Park and take the free trolley to the festival!

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.

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