Irvine Annual Events
Foodies take note! The Irvine Global Village Festival in October is your chance to sample the world all in one place. In 2010, more than 40 restaurants and vendors served up dishes from all around the globe.
Irvine marks the passage of seasons with festivals, concerts, multicultural foods, arts and crafts and a variety of annual events that bring the community closer and make visitors feel at home.
Established on what was once a great expanse of ranches and farms, it's not surprising that echoes of the past play out in harvests and farming events in the spring, summer and fall. Summer is also a time for arts events and outdoor concerts, comedy and more, making the most of Irvine's beautiful nights. International festivals mark the beginning of fall and the holiday season including a month-long arts and crafts gift fair and holiday-themed concerts.
If you love performing arts, keep in mind that UCI offers most of its performances in late spring and late fall as each semester nears its close.
Irvine Annual Events, Festivals & Celebrations
Events subject to change. See our Irvine Events Calendar for complete listings.
Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration Train rides, panning for gold, carnival games, bounce house, face painting and more.
Orange County Restaurant Week Enjoy some of Irvine's best restaurants during this week-long culinary event.
Tanaka Farms Strawberry Tours: Wagon-ride tours and strawberry-picking. Continues through June.
Irvine Regional Park's Easter Eggstravaganza: Pictures with the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, train rides, carnival games, bunny bounce house, OC Zoo, cookie decorating and more.
OC Blues Football Club: USL PRO soccer played at UCI Anteater Stadium. April - September.
Irvine Korean Festival: A culture-filled extravaganza replete with fine Korean cuisine, games, art, music and entertainment.
Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial Ceremony: Nation's only memorial dedicated to honoring the fallen American service members in the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq. Public ceremony on Memorial Day.
Irvine Studio Arts Festival: 100+ works on display plus live demonstrations and music.
Saint Paul's Annual Greek Festival: Food, pastries, dancing and more.
Tanaka Farms Watermelon Tours: Wagon-ride tours and melon-picking. Continues through August.
Irvine Global Village Festival: Orange County's largest multicultural festival celebrating more than 50 cultures with music, dance, cuisine and more.
Style Week OC: Orange County's biggest fashion happening with designer runway shows, a fashion carnival, sneak peeks, celebrity guests, restaurant debuts and a lineup of must-see, in-store events.
Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch: Activities for kids of all ages - hay rides, Halloween bounce house, face painting, and more. Continues through October.
Tanaka Farms U-Pick Pumpkin Patch: Wagon rides, petting zoo, corn maze, games, crafts and food. Continues through October.
Holiday Faire: 150+ vendors displaying arts and crafts; hand-blown glass, clothing, holiday decorations and more.
Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial Ceremony: Nation's only memorial dedicated to honoring the fallen American service members in the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq. Public ceremony on Veterans Day.
OC Chill: Irvine Spectrum Center is transformed into a winter wonderland when the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink returns to the Giant Wheel Court November through February.
Irvine Park Railroad's Annual Christmas Train: Activities for kids of all ages - pictures with Santa Claus, carnival games, Christmas cookie decorating, a coloring corner and more.