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Soka University's 12th Annual International Festival

Festival flyer


Soka University’s 12th Annual International Festival is coming on May 4th from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.  The International Festival, a proud partner of Orange County’s Imagination Celebration (, features over 900 international musicians and dancers performing continuously on three stages, international food, art exhibitions, ceramic sales and demonstrations, games, inflatable rides and over 250 non-profit and business exhibitors.

New this year -- the FunWithChalk Street Painting Festival is joining us with dozens of street painting artists creating beautiful art all during the day.  The FunWithChalk street paintings will also be open on Sunday for viewing from 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.

chalk painting

Ritz Tours and Air China are also sponsoring a raffle for a chance to win a 10-Day, 8 Night China Discovery Trip for two!  Tickets are $5 (6 for $25, 30 for $100) and all proceeds will benefit the SUA Scholarship Endowment.  Tickets may be ordered by mail or purchased at Founders Hall Reception desk from now until the drawing, which will take place at 2:30 pm on May 4th on Peace Lake Stage.       Official Rules        Entry Form

Admission is free and parking on campus is $10 cash (please carpool).  We have an additional 900 parking spaces on campus this year, so parking should be easier -- but it's always best to come early!   No off-campus shuttles will be offered this year.

Attendees are also encouraged to wear international attire and to celebrate their own heritages. 

For information on registering as an exhibitor or performer, see

Map and directions