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Sawdust Festival & Fine Arts Showcase

Sawdust Festival & Fine Arts Showcase

Journey with us to explore the incredible artist communities throughout Laguna Beach coming together for the summer's most spectacular art festivals!

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Join us on an exploration of Laguna Beach's vibrant artist community, united for the summer's most dazzling art festivals. The acclaimed Festival of Arts, set in a picturesque open-air gallery, showcases fine art by over 100 award-winning Orange County artists. Paintings, glassworks, ceramics, photography, and more are on display, inviting collectors and enthusiasts to engage directly with the artists and purchase unique pieces. The festival's permanent art collection boasts over 1,150 eclectic pieces, including two- and three-dimensional works spanning back to the early 1900s. Nearby is the Sawdust Festival, home to a striking collection of handcrafted artistry created by 168 local creators across various mediums, complemented by live music. You'll have free time to explore Laguna Beach, taking in its scenic waterfront, galleries, boutiques, and enticing eateries.

All-Day Excursion

All times and routing are approximate and subject to change without notice.

10:00 AM

Arrive at Festival or Arts. Docent Guided tour of the festival grounds begins

11:00 AM

Time on own to visit all art venues, sign up for other workshops, stroll the village shops and galleries, and have lunch on your own.
Following the waking tour, the festival's Art Center opens for the DayTripper bus group for the following optional FREE activities
Print Making Activity - FREE
Mixed Media Activity - FREE

4:00 PM

Bus departs for San Diego

Tour Manager:   Marianna Pinto*


Activity Level: Moderate

This tour involves little required walking and the main festival covers a small footprint. However, there are several blocks to navigate around the Laguna area, and some standing required to experience the full value of the Sawdust Festval. All standing, walking, and distances traveled are at your descretion and pace. A free trolley provides transportation throughout the village and along the Coast Highway


What's Included in the Tour Fare

  • Round-trip luxury motor coach transportation from pickup locations throughout San Diego County

  • Professional Tour Manager throughout the trip

  • Complimentary bottled water and snacks on the coach

  • Admission to the Sawdust Festival

  • Admission to the Art-A-Fair

  • Admission and guided tour of the main Festival of Arts grounds

  • Optional Print Making Activity - FREE

  • Optional Mixed Media Activity - FREE

(optional free art activities are subject to change and are subject to availability. Click the Useful Links tab for a link to current art classes offered at the festival)


What's Not Included in the Tour Fare

  • Meals

  • Cancellation Protection

  • Gratuities for the Tour Manager and driver


How to Make a Reservation

Making your reservation is easy. Simply click the Book Now button above to select your date and confirm your space online, 24/7. You can also call the DayTripper Tours reservations department at (619) 334-3394 during business hours of M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Although not necessary to fully enjoy your trip, a personal smartphone can greatly enhance your tour experience. Take high-quality photos, share your experience on social media in real time, search for nearby restaurants and topics of interest, set reminders, and more.


14-Day Cancellation Deadline

  • If you purchased the optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) prior to the deadline, you can cancel your booking at any time for any reason and you'll receive a full refund of the tour fare.

  • If you declined the CPP, you may cancel your reservation fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date to receive a refund less a $15 per person cancellation fee. Alternatively, when you cancel your booking fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date, you can avoid the cancellation fee by transferring the funds to another tour or a non-refundable voucher, which can be applied to any future excursion booked within one year of the original tour date. Bookings canceled within 14 days of the departure date are nonrefundable and nontransferable for any reason. Name changes on daytrips are always permitted at no additional cost.


* Tour Manager is subject to change without notice.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Times
Carlsbad La Costa Avenue Park & Ride
East side of I-5, at 710 La Costa Ave, 92024.
La Mesa Park & Ride #22 lot - 8703 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow Park & Ride Across from Wells Fargo Bank
Mission Valley 2005 Camino Del Este
San Diego, CA 92108; Street parking only
University City 6245 Kantor Street, San Diego, CA 92122
Street parking only. Do not enter parking lot.
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