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Special Events

The City of Irvine's Community Services Department 
hosts a variety of Special Events including
Concerts, Ceremonies, the Irvine Global Village Festival,
Pet Adoptions and more.
Please check back periodically for updates.

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Toy Drive
November 3-December 12 

Date & Time

Event & Link

Location & Contact

November 17
Winter Edition of Inside Irvine Mailed-Registration Begins!
This issue features information about 10 City programs you need to know about, UCI's 50th anniversary and holiday safety tips.Inside Irvine offers course listings for hundreds of programs and activities for all ages and interests.
Winter Inside Irvine 
Winter Inside Irvine
Now through
December 12
Holiday Toy Drive
Help make the season brighter for the families of Irvine's adopted Marine Battalion by donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children through 12 years. For more information click here or call 949-724-6606.
Irvine Civic Center/
Irvine Police Department (ICC)
1 Civic Center Plaza and Great Park Visitors Center (OCGP)
December 7
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption
Sponsored by the Irvine Animal Care Center, Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair features more than 500 dogs, cats and rabbits available for adoption, along with pet-related vendors, a silent auction, raffle prizes, Ask a Vet and Ask a Trainer booths, plus much more. For more information, call 949-724-7741 or visit irvineshelter.org.
Irvine Animal Care Center (ACC)
6443 Oak Canyon
December 7
3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Joyful Jingles Holiday Concert
Capture the spirit of the season at the City of Irvine's Joyful Jingles holiday concert. A community tradition, concert features a selection of uplifting seasonal and holiday music performed by local choral groups. Admission is free; parking is $10. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 2 p.m., with seating commencing at 2:45 p.m. Guest are welcome to bring a new, unwrapped toy for children up to 12 years of age as part of the City's toy drive to benefit the families of the Irvine's adopted Marine Battalion. For more information, call 949-724-6606.
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive
January 10
10 a.m.
Jeffrey Open Space Trail Opening
Join the Mayor and the City Council for the opening ceremony of the newest section of the Jeffrey Open Space Trail (JOST). Once completed, the JOST will provide walking and biking connectivity between Irvine's beautiful inland habitat and coast. Following the ceremony, attendees are welcome to walk and bike the Trail. For more information call 949-724-6606.
Cypress Community Park
255 Visions
February 3 to
April 15
Tax Assistance Program
The City of Irvine, in partnership with the United Way of Orange County, is offering tax preparation services at no cost to taxpayers who earned less than $58,000 in 2014. Qualifying taxpayers who live, work, or attend school in Irvine are eligible to receive help completing and electronically filing their tax returns through April 15, 2015. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 888-434-8248 starting January 2, 2015.
February 11
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m
Welcome to Kindergarten
This free presentation from the Irvine Unified School District is for parents with questions about kindergarten programs, including transitional kindergarten, and the enrollment process. the presentation can be viewed online one week after the event at cityofirvine.org. Note: adults only; child care not provided. Registration is not required; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Irvine Civic Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
March 14
3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Kite Flying
Celebrate spring by making and flying kites in Bommer Canyon. Event includes kite-making materials, demonstrations, safety tips and kite flying opportunities in the beautiful canyon. All ages welcome. Adults must accompany children under 18. Fee is per kite. Click here to register.
Bommer Canyon Community Park (BBCP)
11 Bommer Canyon Road

Click to view the Interactive Park Map (requires Flash)

For more information, Call 949-724-6600 or email

For activities at the
Orange County Great Park,
go to ocgp.org


Click here to go to the Irvine Global Village Festival main website.

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