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Soka University's 13th Annual International Festival - May 3, 2014

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Soka University will celebrate the 13th Annual International Festival from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  Enjoy 900 musicians and dancers performing on three stages, and over 250 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors.  The 2014 International Festival will again be part of the Orange County's Imagination Celebration, presented in cooperation with Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education.  

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!  

Peace Lake Stage area 
Admission is FREE for everyone!  Parking is $10 cash on campus and we ask that you carpool and have exact cash available for parking fees to speed up the lines -- we do not take credit cards. 

What will the International Festival be like?  Here are links to give you a good idea:

Entertainment Schedule 2014          

Application for volunteer performers.  The application deadline was March 1st, but late registrations will go on a waiting list in case of cancellations.  Contact: Lisa Lu, or 949.480.4083

Late Registration is still open for Exhibitors through April 25.  Space allocation is first registered (both registration form and check received), first choice of space.  We will not assign or hold space requests if checks have not been received.   Non-profit agencies with 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 tax status may reserve a table space with a 6' table and 2 chairs for $85 to host an approved fundraising game, food or other sales or activity.  Please attach a copy of your tax status letter to your application if this is your first year applying.  Crafters and businesses may reserve a 6' table and 2 chairs for $175. Canopies ($35) and electrical access ($35) may also be reserved.  Confirmed exhibitors are listed on the Exhibitors Registered To Date page, so you can always check your status.   This IS YOUR CONFIRMATION!  There's a map of the festival layout with FULL areas indicated and locations of stages, parking and shuttle stops on the Exhibitor page.  Contact: Wendy Harder at (preferred!) or (949) 480-4081 if you have questions.  No applications will be accepted after April 25, 2014.

Food may only be served by non-profit groups or SUA Student Clubs, although either group may partner with a restaurant or professional food server if they turn in a Partnership Agreement Form.  Non-profits serving food are responsible for submitting county health permit waiver requests.  All exhibitors are asked to provide their own tablecloths and extension cords if electrical is requested.  No charcoal barbeques will be permitted due to safety issues.  If you are serving hot or cold food, please specify your power source so we know how to best place your space.

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

Sponsor and banner opportunities are available for the 2014 International Festival.

Festival Video:    Windows Media    QuickTime            Directions to SUA  

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If you have not had the opportunity to visit our campus and you would like to do so before the festival, please note that we have regular tours at 10 am and 2 pm Monday-Friday and we’d be delighted to show you our campus.

Please feel free to contact me at or (949) 480-4081 if I can answer any questions.


Wendy Harder
Director, Community Relations


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