Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters, Sawdust, Art-a-Fair
Famous Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters is part of the Festival of the Arts, the granddaddy of Laguna Beach's art festivals. It started almost eight decades ago as a venue for juried artists, but has been eclipsed the
Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters,
a living art tableau performed nightly in a canyon amphitheater as part of the Festival of the Arts.
draws from an international line-up, and the
Sawdust Art Festival
displays the work of Laguna Beach crafters and artisans as well as more traditional artists. And yes, there really is 55 tons of sawdust on its floor.
OTHER OUTDOOR STUFF
The area is also home to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, a rescue facility for marine mammals with free-to-the-public up-close views of marine mammals undergoing rehabilitation.
The center is staffed by volunteers, who tend to animals stranded due to injury or illness. After rehabilitation, the center releases healthy animals back into their natural habitat.
Beyond the city, visitors can hike into the federation of greenbelts surrounding Laguna Beach. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park,
Crystal Cove State Park,
Aliso and Wood Canyons WildernessPark and the Irvine Company Open Space Reserve have varying public access. More information is available through the Laguna Canyon Foundation.