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Things To Do

Go Global, Get Social

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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, like us on Facebook, or view and share images on Instagram (follow us at @cityofirvine).  

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. Please be prepared with cash for food and beverage purchases.   

International Marketplace

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.  

Kids Village

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 are interactive, educational and entertaining. The Demonstration stage and the Martial Arts Arena highlight 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.  

Tennis Demo

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. 

Community Partners

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.  

Festival Welcome

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.