Events and Festivals

Chumash Day                                                
Chumash Day is a two day Native American Powwow that takes place in April every year. Celebrating 22 years in 2020, 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 2020 Chumash Day Powwow will be Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th.  Visit the City website for more information. 

Malibu Library Speaker Series
The Malibu Library Speaker 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 Poet Laureate
The City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to announce the third Poet Laureate, Ellen Reich. The selected candidate will inspire and elevate the literary arts while representing the City of Malibu for a two-year term, from 2019-2021.

Past 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 celebrated both classical and jazz music in a program that pleased audience members of all ages.  Bring your blanket or beach chair, pack a picnic basket or enjoy food from a variety of food trucks. You won't want to miss the next concert!Visit the 2017 Concert on the Bluffs 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 Music and Arts Festival
This event is open to students in high school and middle school. The event was last held as a combined event on March 2, 2018. Check back soon for more details on future events. 

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 years.  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. For more information go to