The Aquarium of the Pacific’s fourteenth annual International Children’s Festival is a special festival for kids.
Celebrating the amazing talents of children of many cultures, this festival features West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Irish, Slovak, and Czech dance performances. Enjoy performances by a children’s choir and martial arts demonstrations. Kids of all ages can partake in an international percussion circle and Native American and Pacific Islander traditional children’s crafts and games. On Saturday at 12:20 p.m. the Aquarium will honor Ryan Hickman with its annual Young Hero Award in recognition of his efforts to make the planet a better place.
|10:00 a.m.||International Peace Choir|
|10:40 a.m.||Cambodian Dance – Khmer Arts Academy|
|11:45 a.m.||Pacific Islander Performance – Tupua Productions|
|12:20 p.m.||2019 Young Hero Award honoring Ryan Hickman|
|12:55 p.m.||Chinese Folk Dance – Irvine Chinese School|
|1:40 p.m.||Irish Traditional Dance by Power Academy of Irish Dance|
|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.||Singing and Dance - Nixon Academy Musical Troupe|
|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.
|CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES AND DISPLAYS|
|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|
2019 Young Hero Award
Saturday 12:20 p.m.
Honoring Ryan Hickman for his outstanding service to people and the planet. Ryan is a nine-year-old with a passion for recycling to prevent trash from reaching the ocean. Over the past seven years he has helped to collect and recycle 450,000 bottles and cans and raised over $8,000 for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, California. http://ryansrecycling.com