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Exhibitor and Performer Applications Open for 12th Annual International Festival at Soka University

Indian dance 


Aliso Viejo, CA -- Registration is now open for non-profit organizations ($35 for a table), businesses, restaurants, artists or crafters ($125 for a table), and volunteer performing groups that would like to participate in the 12th Annual International Festival to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Last year 9500 people attended the festival, which featured over 250 exhibitors and 900 performers on three stages. The International Festival is a proud partner of The Orange County Imagination Celebration. 

Registration forms and maps are available at .  For more information: or 949 480-4081. 

Air Force Band

This year the International Festival will welcome the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West playing in the Soka Performing Arts Center for the first time. The festival will also feature international food sold by non-profit organizations, children’s games, the art exhibition “Silver Prints: Photography by Tim Volk,” a ceramic art sale and demonstrations. Admission is free.  Parking on campus is $10 cash only and carpooling is encouraged.   The 103-acre Soka University campus is located off of Wood Canyon Drive one mile south of Pacific Park Drive in Aliso Viejo.

 Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate program.  The campus has a 9:1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 13.  All undergraduate students study a foreign language and spend a semester studying abroad their junior year.   Founded on the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA offers a non-sectarian curriculum and is open to students of all nationalities and beliefs.