Sawdust Art Festival (July – Aug). Take part in Laguna’s world-renowned art festival, where guests and locals gather to view the work of more than 200 Laguna Beach artists. A staple since 1965, Sawdust features demo booths in techniques such as glass blowing, complimentary hands-on art workshops, a children’s art booth, ceramics, refreshments from outdoor cafes, live musical entertainment and more. The Sawdust Art Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach. Visitors are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths through a handcrafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship.