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The Aquarium of the Pacific’s thirteenth annual International Children’s Festival is a special festival for kids.

Welcome to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 13th annual International Children’s Festival, celebrating the amazing talents of children of many cultures.

West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Irish, Slovak, and Czech dance are among the children’s performances, along with martial arts demonstrations and an international children’s choir. Kids of all ages can partake in a percussion circle, Japanese origami, Native American crafts, and Pacific Islander traditional children’s games. Celebrate the children in your life as you explore the wonders of the ocean.

The Aquarium will also honor a local youth with its annual Young Hero Award in recognition of his or her efforts to make our planet a better place.

10:00 a.m. International Peace Choir
10:40 a.m. Singing and Dance - Nixon Academy Musical Troupe
11:45 a.m. Pacific Islander Performance – Le Polynesia
12:20 p.m. 2018 Young Hero Award honoring Justin Sather
12:55 p.m. Chinese Folk Dance – Irvine Chinese School
1:40 p.m. Cambodian Dance – Khmer Arts Academy
2:30 p.m. West African Dance – Dembrebrah
3:10 p.m. Mexican Folkloric Dance – Estrellas de Santa Rosa de Lima
4:00 p.m. International Drum & Percussion Circle – Ambianz Muzic Experienz
10:00 a.m. Slovak and Czech Folklore Music and Dance – Podkovička
10:40 a.m. Martial Arts Demonstration – American Tiger Martial Arts and Fitness
11:45 a.m. Pacific Islander Performance – Le Polynesia
12:20 p.m. Mexican Folkloric Dance – Folklorico del Mar
12:30 p.m. Persian Spring Show – A Children’s Show Featuring the Music, Art, and Peace Learning of Persian Culture
12:55 p.m. West African Dance – Dembrebrah
1:40 p.m. Korean Traditional Dance – Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance Academy
2:30 p.m. International Drum & Percussion Circle – Ambianz Muzic Experienz
3:10 p.m. Irish Traditional Dance by Power Academy of Irish Dance
4:00 p.m. Japanese Traditional Dance – Fujima Seiyumi Kai

All programs subject to change and weather dependent. Ocean Theater and Ocean Science Center — See monitors for shows and times.

Chumash Native American Cultural Crafts- Oscar Ortiz
Origami Kai with Joy Fujita
Hawaiian Games, Tattoos, & Lei Making – Pacific Islander Health Partnership
Shen Yun Performing Arts – informational display
Fish Contamination Education Collaborative (Sunday only)

2018 Young Hero Award
Saturday 12:20 p.m.

Honoring Justin Sather for his outstanding service to people and the planet