Events and Festivals

Concert on the Bluffs

The City of Malibu and Malibu Cultural Arts Commission will be teaming up again with local businesses, musicians and top industry professionals to bring a world-class concert experience to Malibu Bluffs Park.  On August 20, 2017, a 59 piece orchestra and dancers from New York City Ballet will celebrate both classical and jazz music in a program that will please audience members of all ages.  Bring your blanket or beach chair, pack a picnic basket or enjoy food from a variety of food trucks.  Last years concert sold out so you won't want to miss this one!    For more information on the 2017 Concert on the Bluffs or to purchase tickets. 

Chumash Day                                                
Chumash Day is a two day Native American Powwow that takes place in April every year. Celebrating 20 years in 2018, Native Americans representing tribes from all over West and Southwest States will gather at Malibu Bluffs Park in the spring. Native American dancers wear colorful regalia while they dance in the sacred circle that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Traditional foods and arts and crafts vendors are also a part of this free event.  Dates for the 2018 Chumash Day Powwow will be April 14 and 15.  Visit the City website for more information. 

Salon Series
The Salon Series is a discussion and exhibition program in which local artists can communicate and discuss their artwork with participants, as well as explore the meaning and context behind the artwork’s creation. This program allows local artists to share their artwork, as well as promote the local arts community through engaging the public in an intimate setting of less than 35 people.  Occasionally, a Salon will be hosted in a larger venue based on who the guest is.   

Malibu Library Speaker Series
The Malibu Library Speakers' Series features experts in a variety of subjects designed to appeal to a broad section of the community. Speakers were selected based on categories such as the Entertainment Industry, Literature, Science, Motivation, the Arts, Education, Sports, Travel, Food, and the Environment. Lectures are free and open to the public. Space is limited, so RSVPs are required.   
Malibu Music and Arts Festival
This event is open to students in high school and middle school. Based on the success of the 2017 Music and Arts Festival, the event will be held again as a combined event on March 2, 2018.  Check back in January for more details. 

Malibu Arts Festival- Sponsored by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce
The Malibu Chamber of Commerce has been hosting an Annual Arts Festival for over 45 year.  This two day event is considered “one of the most beautiful outdoor art festivals in the nation” and featured over 200 local award-winning painters, sculptors, fine artists, photographers and others. The 2017 Festival is tentative scheduled for fall. For more information go to