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Winter

Visitor Night at UCI Observatory

UCI Observatory is open to the general public, approximately 5 times per year.

LOCATION:
University of California, Irvine

Irvine Spectrum Center Puts Holidays On Ice
November - January

Hosting a Holiday Ice Rink in Giant Wheel Court at the Spectrum every year. The Ice Rinks are a perfect spot for a lunchtime skate, your group events or just to grab a skating lesson.

LOCATION:
Irvine Spectrum
71 Fortune Dr.
Irvine, CA

INFORMATION:
For Resevations, Call: 800-975-1885

"The Nutcracker" At the Barclay Theater

This Yuletide tradition features internationally acclaimed guest artists from American Ballet Theatre. Family-friendly and affordable, there are 10 scheduled performances. The full-length traditional production, choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, honors the international themes and fantasy aspects of the popular story ballet that features a cast of more than 180 Southern California children and professional dancers.

LOCATION:
4242 Campus Drive

INFORMATION:
(949) 854-4646

The Maple Youth Ballet proudly presents The Nutcracker

From the moment the lights dim, you will be transported to a magical place filled with dancing snowflakes, a dashing prince, and Tchaikovsky's majestic score based on one of the world's most beloved ballets.

LOCATION:
Irvine's Northwood High School Theatre

INFORMATION:
949-660-9930

 

Spring

UCI Annual Open House
April

Features games and rides for children, an Earth Day Celebration, academic information, Car Show, campus tram tours, class reunions, Wayzgoose Medieval Faire with food booths, demonstrations, prize drawings and much more. It's an excellent opportunity to invite family, friends and alumni to visit and see what's new.

UCI Campus
Irvine

(949) 824-5182

MS Walk
April

The National MS Society's mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. They are currently accepting registrations via, email, mail or over the telephone for this 10k walk.

LOCATION:
University of California
Irvine

INFORMATION:
(800)486-6762

Annual Studio Arts Festival
May/June

Free to the public, this festival showcases more than 80 Orange County artists displaying handcrafted items including ceramics, original jewelry designs, glass, fiber, woodworking and 2-dimensional art.

Throughout the day, artists demonstrate their work, including ceramic wheel throwing, portrait sculpture and plein air painting. Live music will be featured and food will be available for purchase throughout the day.The Fine Arts Center is in Heritage Park, Yale at Walnut.

Location:
Irvine Fine Arts Center
14321 Yale Ave
Irvine, Ca

Information: (949) 724-6880

 

Summer

Annual Irish Fair and Music Festival
June

The Great American Irish Fair and Music Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the Western United States. The Fair highlights 16 entertainment areas featuring the very best in the music, song, dance and sport of the Irish, along with over 100 Irish, Scottish and English import shops and arts and crafts vendors along with sheepherding shows, Irish horse shows, Irish dog shows and one of the largest Irish Step Dancing competitions in California.

LOCATION:
Irvine

INFORMATION:
818-501-3781

St. Pauls Annual Greek Festival
June

"A Taste of Greece"
A fun-filled festival for the whole family with Greek food, music, boutiques, dance (and dancing lessons!) and carnival.

LOCATION:
4949 Alton Parkway
Irvine

5K VisionWalk
June

The event will raise money for the research that will lead to cures for retinal degenerative diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, and numerous others. These diseases affect more than nine million Americans of all races and ethnic groups, young and old. More than 600 members of the community are expected to participate in this year's Walk.

LOCATION:
Hicks Canyon Park
3864 Viewpark
Irvine

INFORMATION:
310-207-2089

 

Fall

Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
November

This fair, put on annually by the Woodbridge Village Association, brings together artisans and crafters who sell their wares.

LOCATION:
31 Creek Rd
Irvine, Ca

INFORMATION:
949-786-1800

Irvine Global Village Festival -
October

Boasting artistic cultural performances on three stages, the Festival's live entertainment is a mosaic of music and dance representing more than 50 cultures from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Immerse yourself in cultural displays, world religion and demonstrations, indulge in international cuisine, explore our world marketplace and keep the little ones in motion with hands-on art projects, games and activities in a giant, interactive Kids Village. Festival admission and parking are free.

LOCATION:
Bill Barber Park
Irvine, CA 92618

INFORMATION:
949-724-6606

Boot Hill
October

An elaborate yard display in Irvine, BOOT HILL rises from the fog for it's 8th year to inhabit the residence at 16 Goldenrod. The unearthly spirits from the old west town of Bridgewood will materialize for four short nights, transforming the residence at 16 Goldenrod into the old church and cemetery that once occupied the land. Come if you dare...but beware the ghost of Jedediah Smith, he has been known to roam through the decaying grounds of Boot Hill.

Free to all, donations are accepted with proceeds going to CHOC: Children's Hospital of Orange County.

LOCATION:
16 Goldenrod
Irvine, CA

INFORMATION:
818-633-0300

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