Irvine's largest and best attended community event marks it's 12th year Saturday with over 100 performances and 50 food choices at Bill Barber Park.
The 12th annual Global Village Festival includes international cuisine; unique gifts, crafts and textiles;
cultural displays and
demonstrations; a fanciful kids village; and a world
The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues through 6 p.m. Admission is free.
More than 50 local restaurants and food trucks will serve up traditional and international specialties ranging from Chinese Dim Sum, Korean
Mexican Fusion tacos and German pretzels, to Japanese dumplings, Chinese
pastries, Persian kabobs and the all-American hot dog.
Food tasting tickets are $1 each, with prices ranging
from 1 to 3 tickets per item. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, American
Express and Discover are accepted at designated ticket-booth locations.
The marketplace features local, regional and international
vendors offering unique gifts, crafts, artwork and textiles
representative of Irvine’s cultural community and beyond.
A kid's village will offer special music and dance performances, an inflatable play
area, crafting, games and sports activities, plus “kid-friendly” food
Thee is no parking at the event, but free shuttle
buses will be in service to transport guests to and from
satellite parking at Main and Jamboree and Woodbridge
Community Park. Shuttles will run from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.