Best Festival Orange County 2009 - Irvine Global Village Festival
No city is prouder of its multicultural reality than Irvine—as long as you've got the money to live in Don Bren's playground, you're fine. Such a celebration comes to a crescendo every fall, when the city hosts its Global Village Festival. Imagine your high school's International Day writ large: food booths, crafts, music and dance groups in the serene setting of Bill Barber Park. Best of all? It's gratis.