Live in Laguna Beach and craftThe Festival of the Arts has a unique offering this year. Hawaiian craft and story tellng is coming to Laguna Beach. You and your friends and family who visit or live in Laguna Beach can experience the magic of traditional lei making and even create your own Kupe'e bracelet and anklet from kukui tree nuts! Presented by Aulani, Disney Resort & Spa, this activity is sure to be a perfect way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon near your Laguna Beach home. Bracelet making is free with festival admission on Sundays through August 26th, from 3 to 8 p.m.  To read more about the craft of lei and bracelet and anklet making, visit the Festival of the Arts website

Chefs will also enjoy visiting the Festival of the Arts on Sundays as well for the “Art of Cooking” series with the Chefs of Laguna, held each Sunday until August 26th, from 1 to 2 p.m. Demonstrations and culinary samples will be free to festival attendees and the upcoming local chef presenters are listed below


  • July 29: Starfish - Executive Chef Jarvis Yuan

  • August 5: Nirvana Grille - Executive Chef and Owner Lindsay Smith-Rosales

  • August 12: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel - Executive Chef Andres Jimenez

  • August 19: Tabu Grill - Executive Chefs Rayne Frey and Moriah Robison

  • August 26: Splashes, Surf and Sand Resort - Executive Chef Jeff Armstrong