Things to Do

The 22nd annual Irvine Global Village Festival is Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. It features live music, food and drink for sale, an international marketplace, a Kids Village, demonstrations, exhibits, and more.


  • Purchase food from local restaurants featuring regional and global tasting menus.
  • Enjoy your favorite festival foods and multicultural flair.
  • Visit the Restaurants page for a list of all restaurants at this year's Irvine Global Village Festival.


  • Local and emerging artists showcase handmade products for sale at the Global Marketplace. Visit the Global Marketplace page for a list of all participating groups.
  • A variety of exhibits provide guests with an opportunity to learn about other cultures through interactive displays, costumes, artifacts, and art. Visit the Exhibits page for more info.


  • Check out multiple stages with dance and live music including global, country, rock 'n' roll, Top 40 and more.
  • Stages feature performances in martial arts, cultural dance, art, and more.
  • Visit the Entertainment page for a complete stage schedule for all entertainment, demonstration, and martial arts performances.

PLUS: Kids Village

Visitors to the Kids Village can enjoy interactive activities including karate demonstrations, learning to write names in different languages, a henna tattoo station, arts and crafts booths, and more, including: 

  • Petting zoo;
  • Inflatable obstacle courses and games;
  • Face painting;
  • Bubble zone and STEAM activities.