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Irvine Global Village Festival

The Irvine Global Village Festival celebrates cultures from around the world, with a day of music and performances. A variety of Multi-cultural food is available to purchase from local restaurants and food trucks. Shop for international goods and gifts from vendors and artisans offering textiles, crafts, and art.

The Kid’s Village features kid-inspired music, crafts, sports, and games, and kid-friendly food options. Demonstrations, and educational and interactive exhibits take place throughout the day including martial arts, tennis, crafting, music, and dancing.

Irvine Global Village Festival

The first multicultural festival in Irvine was held in 1988 by a group of local residents. In 2000, a second festival was held, and interest grew to expand the event to a larger venue. The 2002 event, officially dubbed the Irvine Global Village Festival, was held at the Irvine Civic Center and drew about 4000 visitors.

The Irvine Global Village Festival is the city’s signature event.

Irvine Global Village Festival Details

Orange County Great Park – 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618
October 5, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Free parking is available on-site
Premier Parking is available for $10 until full
Dogs are welcome on leash

What To See & Do

  • Shop the global marketplace
  • Taste global cuisine from the global tasting menu
  • There are multiple stages featuring a variety of genres including global, top 40, rock n roll, and country. Check out the Entertainment Schedule.
  • Cultural Dance Performances
  • Art exhibits
  • Martial Arts Demonstrations
  • Cultural exhibits
  • Learn about history and traditions
  • Ride the Great Park Balloon
  • Ride the Great Park Carousel

Kids Village Activities

  • Crafts
  • Interactive Activities
  • Petting Zoo
  • Games
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Bubble Zone
  • STEAM Activities
  • Face Painting
  • Henna tattoo station

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Heidi Deal
Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights. When she's not writing you can find her solo hiking and going on new adventures with her kids and pup.