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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.

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.