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Soka University International Festival May 1, 2010

Soka University, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. Cost of admission or tickets: FREE, parking on campus: $10.  [email protected]; 949.480.4081;

The International Festival at Soka University is one of Orange County, California's most popular and most diverse celebrations. Thousands attend an event featuring well over 600 international musicians, dancers and performers on three stages. The best part of all is it's absolutely free to attend! Held each year around early May, the weather is great and the festivities exceptional as costumed children and adults perform, sharing their cultural roots.


Where to stay: The Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo hotel nearby blends a full-service hotel and world-class sports club, ClubSport, a 75,000-square-foot fitness facility offering a 12,000-square-foot fitness floor, and a child center. During the event, rooms are going for around $125 per night, as of this posting.


Some of the performers have included Agrupcio Liajtmasis Group; Ballet Folklorio Tesoros de Mexico; Ghungroo Indian Dance Club of SUA; Group Folklorico Los Sonadores; Hua Ying Singing and Dancing; Ikeda King Orchestra; International Drummers for Peace; JJ & the Habibis Dancers; Josho Daiko Drums of SUA; Ka Pilina Ho-olohaki Club of SUA; Ke Alohi Lani - SGI Long Beach; Jimmy Kim's Tae Kwon Do Center; Le Polynesia Cultural Performing Arts Center; Mei-Ling Lee Dance Group; Mudra Academy of Dance; Salsuelos Club of SUA; San Diego Blue Sky Chorus; San Diego Blue Sky & Men's Division Combined Chorus; San Juan Capistrano Dance Conservatory; SGI Hula Ohana Orange County; SGI-USA Beach Cities Region Taiko; SGI-USA Pearl Chorus; Spirit Soul & Friends; Susana Elena Classical Spanish & Flamenco; Syrtaki International Folk Dance Ensemble; and The Temple Bhajan Band.


Soka University’s 9th Annual International Festival. - Soka University’s 8th Annual International Festival features over 600 international musicians and dancers performing on three stages, international food, demonstrations and workshops, ceramic sale, crafts, non-profit and business exhibitors, games and inflatable rides. SUA’s International Festival is part of the Orange County’s Imagination Celebration held in cooperation with the OC Department of Education and Arts OC. Time: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. Location & address: Soka University, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. Cost of admission or tickets: Free. Parking on campus: $10. Parking off campus with shuttle: Free. For more information: [email protected], or 949.480.4081

Soka University

1 University Drive

Aliso Viejo , CA 92656

949. 480.4081


Soka University of America is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school offering leadership for peace, study abroad for all undergraduate students, and a 9:1 student/faculty ratio. SUA features a non-sectarian curriculum and is open to top students of all nationalities. About half of Soka’s students come from the United States and half from 30 other countries. Soka University is proudly founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life.