July and August are busy in Laguna Beach due to the presence of three famed art festivals - the Sawdust Festival, Festival of Arts, or Art-A-Fair - all of which reside at the mouth of Laguna Canyon Road. Don't miss the world-renowned Pageant of the Masters, where classic works of art come to life. You'll also find a wealth of activities on the Festival of Arts grounds - look for jazz afternoons, docent-led art tours, chef demonstrations from our greatest in town, most of which are free to attend with paid entry to the Festival of Arts.
Explore California's Oldest Museum - The Laguna Art Museum focuses on the cultural heritage of California and the unique history of Laguna Beach. Exhibits California art from the 19th century to the present. Closed Wednesdays. Admission: General: $7; Student and Seniors 60+: $5; Children under 12 and Museum members: Free.
Live music is a big deal to locals in Laguna Beach, and you'll find a great variety of bands playing each week at The Marine Room, Mozambique Restaurant's second-level lounge, and the outdoor theater at The Cliff Restaurant. For great jazz and blues, look for Jazz Wednesdays hosted by Laguna Beach Live!, and check out Mozambique's great live blues nights. Even renowned classical groups and chamber music regularly tour through Laguna Beach, also compliments of Laguna Beach Live!.