Walk for Unity (Pre-event Activity starting at 8 a.m.)
Join the “Walk for Unity" hosted by The Tiyya Foundation
to bring Irvine’s community together in support of global harmony and celebrate cultural diversity. The 3K walk begins at the corner of Harvard and San Juan at 9 a.m. Check-in and continental breakfast begins at 8 a.m
. Please park your vehicle at the Woodbridge/Senior Center satellite parking lot
and ride the shuttle to the Festival. The Walk of Unity check-in tent is located near the shuttle drop off.
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Live Music & Roving Entertainment
Featuring artistic performances symbolic of Irvine’s diverse cultural community, the Festival’s entertainment line-up is a mosaic of music and dance from around the world. To keep up-to-date with Festival entertainment, follow us on Twitter
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Food & Drink
More than 40 local restaurants and gourmet food trucks serve up samples of regional and international specialties from Boba Smoothies, Miso Soup, Falafels, Mexican fusion tacos and German pretzels to Japanese dumplings, Hawaiian shaved ice and the all-American bacon-wrapped hot dog.
Bustling with activity, the Festival’s Global Marketplace is overflowing with local, regional and international vendors offering unique gifts, crafts, artwork and textiles representative of Irvine’s rich cultural diversity.
The Festival’s Kids Village is a vibrant and interactive destination for children, featuring kids-inspired music and dance performances, an inflatable play area, crafting, games and sports activities, plus “kid-friendly” food selections that appeal to our younger guests. For Your Child's Safety: Free ID wristbands will be available at the Information Booths. Include only your cell phone number on the wristband and NOT the child’s name.
Demonstrations Interactive, educational and entertaining – the Demonstration stage and the Martial Arts Arena highlights a diverse array of cultural arts and crafts, musical instruments, as well as dance and martial arts performances and demonstrations.
A showcase of cultural exhibits, the exhibitor area provides guests with an opportunity to learn about other cultures through interactive displays, costumes, artifacts and art.
Visit Kids Village to try your hand at tennis! Meet City of Irvine tennis instructors, learn about City leagues and lessons for juniors and adults.
World Religions – A Voyage of Discovery
The World Religions tent provides guests with an opportunity to explore, discuss and expand their spiritual knowledge through interaction with established faith-based organizations from the Irvine area. The focus of this attraction is educational – solicitation and/or recruitment of members is strictly prohibited. Click here
to view a timeline of World Religions.
At the heart of the Festival is the Community Partners Pavilion, where nonprofit, local community groups and government agencies have an opportunity to showcase their programs and services to the community. Stop by the OC Voters Trailer and take the Festival Survey.
Irvine is a truly diverse City and we are honored to welcome a number of consulates serving Southern California. Check the Festival program for "Welcome Ceremony" times and join us in greeting our special international guests.