Ideal Laguna Beach Summer Cloudless blue skies, brilliant sunshine, and miles of pristine coastline—Laguna Beach is the ultimate summer destination. This artsy, idyllic vacation spot offers countless things to do during summertime, including the highly acclaimed event, the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. Top 5 Summer 2018 Events Pageant of the Masters:July 7 – September 1, 2018, Nightly, 8:30 PM This was voted one of the top 3 festivals in the nation. Experience the thrill in watching magical masterpieces brilliantly come to life in a beautiful open-air amphitheater. Don’t miss it. Sawdust Art Festival:June 29 – September 2, 2018, Open Daily This is among the favorite things to do in Laguna Beach. Each summer, 200 of the most talented resident artists showcase arts & crafts in an outdoor, fairytale-land of eucalyptus-lined, funky booths, designed from scratch by each artist. Classes available. Live music. Art-A-Fair:June 29 – September 2, 2018, Open DailyCome for the live music and delight in watching artists at work—125 of them at this festival—or join an art workshop. Luxury home design featured. The Festival of Arts:July 5 – September 1, 2018 This is an outdoor fine art exhibition with award-winning local artists. The event features jazz concerts, guided tours, and chocolate with wine pairings. Wine and Painting Nights:July 5 – September 1, 2018; 8:30 PM: Reservation suggested Speaking of wine, why not grab a glass and a class? Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, this fun workshop is step-by-step, and you can take home your work of art.