The Pacific Guitar Festival celebrates young classical guitarists. Currently in its 10th year, this Festival has been an important educational tool for its participants. Young classical guitarists perform in front of distinguished adjudicators that evaluate all aspects of their performance. Participants compete and are ranked in the preliminaries. The final round represents the best players from the preliminaries who compete for the festival Jr Grand Prize (18 and under) and Sr Grand Prize (19 +). All preliminary rounds as well as the Final Round are open to the public. The final round is professionally recorded. The average number of competitors has been between 50 and 80.

A detailed Schedule and a downloadable registration form for 2016 is available in the "schedule" section