BryWorld Multicultural Festival to celebrate student diversity with music, food and fun


April is upon us, and that means Brywood Elementary School is gearing up for its annual BryWorld Multicultural Festival.

Billed as a vibrant celebration of student diversity, the free and open-to-the-public festival will take over the campus from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 25. “It Takes a Village” is this year’s theme.

If you’ve never been, BryWorld has become a signature event for the Brywood community, and 2014 just happens to mark the 10th anniversary. Organizers are again anticipating a crowd of more than 1,500 to descend on a playground that’s been transformed into an international bazaar, with booths representing more than 20 countries.

The festival will kick off with a “Parade of Nations,” featuring students in traditional costumes from around the world. That will be followed by entertainment on the main stage, where kids will perform the songs and dances of their heritages.

There will also be a raffle, a silent auction, face-painting and a cake-walk, along with goodies that can be purchased from Old World Kettle Korn, Yogurtland, South Bay Italian Ice and Ray’s Shaved Ice.

Admission is free, and tickets for the booths and attractions can be bought at the festival.

Brywood is located at 1 Westwood in Irvine. For more information, click here.