Orange County’s premier multicultural event returns Saturday, October 8 to Great Park to celebrate the diversity of the Irvine community with a focus on supporting and representing local Irvine businesses. At the Irvine Global Village Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy children’s activities, local and global cuisine, a global market, music, art and exhibits.
This year, families can play together in an expanded Kids Village with crafts, interactive activities and a petting zoo. Attendees of all ages can sample international cuisine as well as festival favorites for $3-8 per item; buy a variety of handmade goods and art from the global market; enjoy art exhibitions and traditional exhibitions; and watch live dance and music performances, including global, country, rock ‘n’ roll, Top 40, and more.
“The Irvine Global Village Festival brings together more than 90 local and diverse businesses and organizations,” said Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “We are thrilled to celebrate the rich heritage and creativity of residents and businesses who call Irvine home, while spending quality time with friends and family.”
Admission and general parking are free, and premium parking closer to the festival site will be available for $10 on-site (cash only). Great Park is located at 8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine.
Learn about this year’s exhibitors, restaurants, Global Marketplace vendors, entertainment and more at irvinefestival.org.