Annual Events in Irvine

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.

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

February

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration Train rides, panning for gold, carnival games, bounce house, face painting and more.

March

Orange County Restaurant Week Enjoy some of Irvine's best restaurants during this week-long county-wide culinary event. 

Spring Harvest Festival From carrots to kale and sugar snap peas to purple cauliflower, there is so much growing at this time of year at Tanaka Farms!

Strawberry Tours Take a wagon ride tour of the 30-acre Tanaka Farms. See how fruits and vegetables grow, get a taste of fresh strawberries and pick your own through April. 

Orange County Soccer Club USL PRO soccer played at Orange County Great Park Championship Soccer Stadium. Through October.

April

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.

May 

Irvine Korean Cultural Festival A culture-filled extravaganza replete with fine Korean cuisine, games, art, music, and entertainment. 

Strawberry Festival Sweet, juicy Tanaka Farms strawberries are everyone's favorite! Try their signature strawberry lemonade, strawberry salsa, strawberry shortcake, and more. 

June

Studio Arts Festival 100+ works on display plus live demonstrations and music. 

Corn Festival Food, games, arts and crafts, Tanaka Farms tours, and more. 

Saint Paul's Annual Greek Festival Food, pastries, dancing and more. 

July

LA Rams Training Camp Fans can attend football practice, cheer on the Rams players and mingle with other fans at Crawford Field at UC Irvine. 

Sunflower Festival Walk through Tanaka Farms' fields of giant sunflowers. Each plant can grow up to 2,000 sunflower seeds. 

August

Melon Festival Take a wagon-ride tour of the 30-acre Tanaka Farms. See how produce grows, enjoy samples of a variety of different melons and other summer produce. Through September.

September

Irvine Global Village Festival Orange County's largest multicultural festival celebrating more than 50 cultures with music, dance, cuisine and more. 

October

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch Activities for kids of all ages - hayrides, 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.

November

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 January. 

Fall Harvest Festival The fall bounty is abundant! Enjoy the weather and celebrate the fall harvest at Tanaka Farms.

December

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.

Holiday Santa Tour & Sanrio Village Tanaka Farms comes alive for the Christmas season with a special Santa Tour and Sanrio Village with Kelly Kitty & Friends.

Events subject to change. See our Irvine Events Calendar for complete listings.

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