*** This event is no host, but will be attended by members. Meet at the entrance gate between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and then explore this fun festival as a group!***
Soka University will celebrate the 12th Annual International Festival from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Enjoy an expected 900 musicians and dancers performing on three stages and over 250 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors. The 2013 International Festival will again be part of the Orange County's Imagination Celebration (http://sparkoc.org/), presented in cooperation with Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education.
Presenting Sponsor, The Orange County Register (http://www.ocregister.com/), will print the Festival Program. There will be lots of international food, exhibitors, games and activities, art exhibitions, ceramic sales and demos, a children's play area with Superslide and Bounce House, student projects --- and much more! This event is also sponsored by OC Metro (http://www.ocmetro.com/) and OC Family (http://www.ocfamily.com/), thebestofoccities.com (http://wwwthebestofoccities.com/) and Yelp.com (http://www.yelp.com/)
NEW THIS YEAR - Dozens of street painting artists from FunWithChalk Street Painting Festival will be joining us this year -- all day on Saturday and their art will also be open for viewing on Sunday, May 5th from 10:30 - 5:30 pm. (The International Festival is only open on Saturday.)
Also new -- Ritz Tours (http://www.ritztours.com/) and Air China are sponsoring a 10 Day/8 Night Discovery Trip to China for Two Raffle (http://www.soka.edu/news_events/International-Festival/10-day,-8-night-china-discovery-trip-for-two-raffle-2013.aspx) to benefit Soka University's Scholarship Endowment! Tickets are $5, 6 for $25, or 30 for $100. The drawing will take place at 2:30 pm on May 4th and winner need not be present.
Official Rules (http://www.soka.edu/files/documents/news-events/2013-china-discovery-trip-official-rules.pdf) Entry Form (http://www.soka.edu/files/documents/news-events/2013-china-discovery-trip-entry-form.pdf)
Admission is FREE for everyone! Parking is $10 on campus and they ask that you carpool and have exact cash available for parking fees to speed up the lines -- they do not take credit cards. They will have about 900 new parking spaces on campus so parking should be much easier this Festival compared to past years.
Volunteers are also needed to help keep the festival running smoothly. Volunteers working at least a two hour shift receive free parking and a festival t-shirt. You can volunteer by emailing your contact information and preferred shift time to [masked] .
Directions (http://www.soka.edu/about_soka/directions.aspx) to SUA
Here's last year's program cover and back (2012 (http://www.soka.edu/files/documents/news-events/program-for-2012-international-festival.pdf)) and here's the program inside (http://www.soka.edu/files/documents/news-events/program-inside-2012-festival.pdf) to give you a feel for what to expect! The 2013 program will be posted in mid-April 2013.
Entertainment Schedule 2012 (http://www.soka.edu/news_events/International-Festival/Entertainers.aspx) (2013 Schedule will be posted in April 2013)