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Special Events

The City of Irvine's Community Services Department 
hosts a variety of Special Events including
Concerts, Ceremonies, the Irvine Global Village Festival,
Pet Adoptions and more.
Please check back periodically for updates.

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Memorial Day Ceremonies
The City of Irvine will host two Memorial Day events: Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25. The community is invited to honor our nation's fallen and pay special homage to local service member both at home and abroad.

Date & Time

Event & Link

Location & Contact

February 23
Spring Edition of Inside Irvine and Summer Camp Special Mailed-Registration Begins!
This issue features a complete listing of camps offered through the City of Irvine's Community Services Department. This issue also features information about the Jeffrey Open Space Trail, the 3.5 mile connector for Irvine's beautiful open space, and important information about water conservation tips as part of our annual Earth Day feature. Inside Irvine offers course listings for hundreds of programs and activities for all ages and interests.
Spring Inside Irvine
April 30
6-9 p.m.
Parents DO Make a Difference
We all want the best for our children, but what are the traits that really matter in raising caring, successful and happy kids? Join Dr. Michele Borba, award-winning author of 22 parenting and educational books including Parents DO Make a Difference, as she presents practical strategies to help parents improve their child's behavior, self-esteem, character, attitude and resilience in school and at home. Seating is limited; child care is not provided.
Irvine Civic Center
Click here to register
May 2
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Community Resource Fair
Sponsored by Families Forward, the 7th Annual Resource Fair is an easy way for families and individuals to connect with local service agencies that provide assistance with free health screenings, career, legal, medical, financial, and housing consultations.
Irvine Valley College
or 949-552-2727
May 17
9 a.m.-6 p.m.    
28th Annual Irvine Junior Games
Come out and support Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) athletes from grades four through eight as they compete in a one-day track and field event. This event, hosted by the Irvine Children's Fund, raises funds for before and after school child care that is provided at all 24 IUSD elementary schools under the supervision of the Irvine Child Care Project. The athlete check-in and sponsor/vendor expo will be held on May 16 in the Stadium from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.     
Irvine High School Stadium
Sunday and Monday
May 24 and May 25
Sunday: 4 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m.

Memorial Day Ceremonies
Memorial Day is a time of remembrance; a time for Americans to honor those who have given their lives while defending our nation. To honor our nation's fallen, the City of Irvine is hosting two Memorial Day events:

The Sunday ceremony, in partnership with the Northwood Memorial committee, will take place at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial and features presentations by Gold Star families. Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating.

On Monday, the City of Irvine will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the Formal Garden at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. Attendees will have the opportunity to memorialize our troops' sacrifice by writing down a brief remembrance to be posted on a memory board at the event. Cards will also be available for well-wishers to send a message of appreciation and support to members of Irvine's adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion

Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
Click here to register
June 6
9-5 p.m.
Studio Arts Festival
The Irvine Fine Arts Center will host the annual Studio Arts Festival. The juried Festival will showcase more than 100 Southern California artists and their original works of art in ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, fiber and glass. The Festival will also feature music, art demonstrations and food – including ice cream sundaes serviced in handmade collectible ceramic bowls. Free admission and parking.
Irvine Fine Arts Center
Click here for more information
June 7
10-4 p.m.
Orange County Super Pet Adoption
This 9th annual event features more than 500 homeless dogs, cats and rabbits for adoption and includes a silent auction, opportunity drawing, low-cost microchipping and free advice from veterinarians and dog trainers. Admission is $1.
Irvine Animal Care Center
Click here to register
June 13
6-10 p.m.
D.A.R.E. Movie Night 
Come on out for this D.A.R.E. sponsored event and enjoy a motion picture on the outdoor movie screen in Heritage Park. The Irvine Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) will bring lots of cool vehicles to check out. This family event includes bounce houses, a snack bar and field games provided by the Mobile Recreation Program. The movie begins at dusk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.
Heritage Community Park
Click her to register
June 26
9-12 a.m. to noon
Senior Fitness Expo
Take control of your health and fitness! This free event will include health screenings, nutrition information, presentations, demonstrations and a wide variety of the latest health and fitness products.
Rancho Senior Center
Click here to register
September 26
10-6 p.m.
Irvine Global Village Festival
More than 25,000 guests celebrate Irvine’s cultural diversity annually and experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the world representing over 50 cultures. Guests enjoy the mosaic of music and dance on five stages; immerse themselves in cultural and religious displays; indulge in international cuisine; and shop in the world marketplace. This family focused event tantalizes tots with hands-on art projects, games, puppet shows, and activities in a giant, interactive Kids Village. The event was promoted as the #1 activity to attend in OC by OC Register and was highlighted at the Best Festival by OC Weekly.
Bill Barber Park
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Click to view the Interactive Park Map (requires Flash)

For more information, Call 949-724-6600 or email

For activities at the
Orange County Great Park,
go to ocgp.org


Click here to go to the Irvine Global Village Festival main website.

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