Creatively Fun Family Day at the Sawdust Art Festival

I always try to find any excuse to head on over to Laguna Beach. I absolutely love Laguna and the city’s renowned Art Festivals. On Saturday the Sawdust Festival will present the Creatively Fun Family Day which sounds like a treat for the whole family .

Entrance to the festival allows your kiddos to participate in unlimited hands on art activities!! Some of the activities featured are:

  • Ceramics Booth
  • Childrens’ Art Spot
  • Sawdust Studio plus..
  • Painting with Doug Miller
  • Recycled Critters with Reem Khalil
  • Glass blowing demonstrations with John Barber & Christopher Jeffries!

The Sawdust Art Festival’s, “Creatively Fun Family Day” highlights local performance groups and musicians including: Ghungaroo Indian Dance from Soka University, singer/songwriter Brooke Ramel, and the Laguna Community Concert Band! (more entertainment TBA)

I love great deals and this event is most definitely a good deal. Admission to the Family Day includes unlimited art projects and crafts and is $2.00 for children 5-13 , $4.00 for adults and children under five are of course free. You can also opt for a family four pack for $10.00. So basically for the price of one ticket to your local cineplex- your entire family can enjoy a day of arts and crafts. You can’t beat that!!

I’m going to stop in for an hour or two. If you see me there stop by and say hello!!

Saturday, April 18th
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sawdust Art Festival935 Laguna Canyon RoadLaguna Beach 92651

Metered parking is available along Laguna Canyon Road with complimentary parking on Frontage Road courtesy of the City of Laguna Beach.

psst… I would make a day of it with a stop at main beach and then head for some yummie desert at Scandia Bakery on Forest Avenue. It’s a must stop when you visit Laguna!!

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Drive-In theaters in Southern California – Making a comeback

One of my favorite memories from my childhood is going to the drive in with my family. My sisters and I would be stuffed in my dad’s truck sharing popcorn and licorice. We would go a couple of times a month and it was always a guaranteed good time. We would stop at our favorite hamburger or taco joint and pick up drive in food. My Drive-In memories are so special and I really want my little ones to be able to make some memories of their own. Unfortunately most of the drive-in theaters across the country and especially in Southern California are gone. They are almost a thing of the past.

After doing a little research I discovered that there are a handful of drive-in theaters in operation in So Cal. In fact the local theaters that are still around are making quite a resurgence I think many of us that grew up with the Drive-In’s are heading to them in droves to make memories with their own families. I can’t wait to take my kiddos to their first drive in and perhaps go on a date with the hubby. I can almost taste it- In-n-Out, homemade treats and a family movie. Sounds good to me!!!

Here’s a list of local drive-in movie theaters in operation and admission. Enjoy!!!

Oh almost forgot if you would like to read more about the Drive-In’s that are left and the ones that are now long gone- check out these sites-

1.Van Buren Drive-in
3035 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside
Screens: Three
Capacity: 1,500 cars
Opened: 1964
Admission: $7, 5-9 $1.00, under 5 free- Cash only

2.Rubidoux Drive-in
3770 Opal St., Riverside
Screens: Three
Capacity: 600 cars
Opened: 1948
Admission: $7, kids 5-9 $1.00- under 5 Free- Cash only

3. Mission Tiki Drive-in
4407 State St., Montclair
Screens: Four
Capacity: 1,885
Opened: 1956
Admission: $7, kids 5-9 $1.00, under 5 free- Cash only

4. Vineland Drive-in
443 N. Vineland Ave, City of Industry
Screens: Four
Admission: $8.00, kids 5-9 $1.00, under 5 free- Cash only

Almost forgot- not only is a visit to the local drive in a fun experience – it’s also easy on the wallet with kids either being free or a buck.

p.s. Don’t forget to enter the Australia Giveaway – you have until Sunday night to enter. Good luck!!