Living in Southern California certainly has its benefits. With weather that anyone would be jealous of, and a location that is perfect, it can be easy to overlook the arts and crafts that the area has to offer. But, you won’t want to miss out on the work of expert artisans and crafters in the area. Many of the festivals include interactive craft nights where your inner crafter can come out with the hands-on experiences. These are the best craft fairs in Orange County coming to the area this summer.
Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Date: June 24, 2016 – August 28, 2016
Celebrating its 50th year, the Sawdust Arts & Crafts Festival is one you certainly won’t want to miss. Designed to both entertain and educate the public about the local art scene, the Sawdust Art Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Featuring fine arts and crafts form over 200 local artists, the fair also provides classes for those who attend to create art pieces that are taught by professionals. In addition, take advantage of live entertainment, art demonstrations, outdoor cafes, and much more.
Changing Seasons Arts and Crafts Show
390 N. McKinley St.
Corona, CA 92879
Date: June 22-26, 2016
Created by Susan Hatton, The Changing Seasons Arts And Crafts Show is held throughout the year. Considered one of the largest craft festivals in the area, it is filled with high quality, hand-crafted treasures and novelty items.
OC Fair Grounds
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Date: July 15 – July 17, 2016
Marked with tradition and heritage, the Orange County Fair is one of the greatest events of the year in the area! Aside from the incredible entertainment offered, unique food and more, there are special exhibits, artists, craftspeople, farmers and much more. The crafts and hobbies sector offer competitions in areas including fiber arts, collections, hand crafts and hobbies and jewelry arts. All ages are encouraged to participate in the creative competitions that continue to grow with each day.
Summer Solstice Festival
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 W. Malvern Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92833
Date: June 26, 2016
Celebrate summer this year with an afternoon at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center filled with tons of fun for those who love arts and crafts. From art workshops, an arts and crafts fair, gallery tours, and storytellers to children’s play areas, it’s sure to be an event you won’t want to miss. Past performances have even featured Grammy-nominees and international, award winning acts.
Sugar Plum Festival
Buena Park Downtown Mall
8420 On The Mall
Buena Park, CA 90620
Date: June 2-4, 2016
For over 35 years, the Sugar Plum Festival has celebrated arts and crafts with its festivals throughout the Orange County area. The handmade crafts available at the festivals have emphasis on every holiday season where you can find unique arts, crafts, jewelry, home decorations, ornaments and much more. Love summer, the 4th of July or other holidays? You’ll find crafts featuring all types of seasons and events from unique vendors.
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