In 1998, a group of Irvine residents established the city's first Multicultural Festival to help promote understanding and build harmony within cultures.
A second Festival in 2000 sparked interest to expand the Festival to a larger venue, enabling attendance and participation to grow. In 2001 equipped with a new name and location, the Irvine Global Village Festival moved to the Irvine Civic Center where it drew an estimated 4,000 visitors.
The Festival features more than 90 live performances on five stages, plus roaming performers and food from local restaurants. Plan your day by browsing the full lineup of performers and participants:
- Walk for Unity: Join the “Walk for Unity" to bring Irvine’s community together in support of global harmony. The 3K walk is hosted by The Tiyya Foundation, and begins at the corner of Harvard and San Juan at 9 a.m. Click here to register or for more information.
There will be no onsite parking at the events, but the Irvine IShutte Service will be running. Perhaps the best way to get to the Global Village will be on your bike, since the festival will be adjacent to one of the city's many trails. A complimentary Bike Valet will be on hand to safely store your two-wheeler while you enjoy the festivities.