Walk for Unity (Pre-event Activity)
Join others for a pre-event “Walk for Unity" hosted by the Tiyya Foundation
to bring Irvine’s community together in support of global harmony and celebrate cultural diversity. The 5K walk begins at the corner of Harvard and San Juan at 9 a.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Please park your vehicle at the Woodbridge satellite parking lot
and ride the shuttle to the Festival. The shuttle from Woodbridge drops off near the Walk of Unity check-in tent.
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 50 local restaurants and gourmet food trucks serve up samples of regional and international specialties from Chinese Dim Sum, Korean Mexican Fusion tacos and German pretzels to Japanese dumplings, Hawaiian shaved ice, Persian kabobs and the all American 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 cultural community and beyond.
The Festival’s Kids Village is a fanciful and vibrant 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.
As a safety precaution, we recommend that parents write their mobile phone number on a sticker and place it on the back of young children. In the event you become separated, Festival staff will be able to contact you immediately. Free stickers are available in the Kids Village and at any of the Festival Information Booths. DO NOT
put the name of your child on the sticker. If you need additional assistance, please contact any of our event staff wearing a light blue shirt with the Global Village Logo.
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.
A showcase of cultural displays, the exhibitor area provides guests with an opportunity to learn about other cultures through interactive displays, costumes, artifacts, and art.
Hosted by the City of Irvine’s Environmental Programs section, the Green Expo highlights sustainable and environmentally friendly services, products and practices for residential and business consumers. Stop by to view demonstrations and grab some free giveaways. Click here
for detailed information about the Festival’s eco-friendly efforts.
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 are strictly prohibited.
At the heart of the Festival is the Community Partners Pavilion, where non-profit, local community groups and government agencies have an opportunity to showcase their programs and services to the community.
Irvine is truly a 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.