Things to Do

The 18th annual Irvine Global Village Festival 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.
  • For a list of all restaurants at this year's Irvine Global Village Festival, visit the Restaurants webpage.


  • Local and emerging artists showcase handmade products for sale at the Artisans Marketplace. See a list of all participating merchants at the Artisans & Merchants webpage.
  • See artists demo their work live at the Visual Arts Celebration, or visit the festival's first-ever juried art exhibition. Learn more and see a list of all participating exhibitors at the Exhibits & Art webpage.


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

PLUS: Expanded Kids Village

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

  • "Seek-a-Treat" fall scavenger hunt
  • Petting zoo and Disc Dogs
  • Inflatable obstacle courses and games
  • Face painting and puppet show
  • Bubble zone and STEAM activities

Learn more about all kid- and family-friendly activities at this year's festival at the Kids Village webpage.