TICKETS: Only 50 cents each 

20 tickets for $10, CASH ONLY

at the PTA Table near the Kindergarten area. If you purchased a Pledge package with free AWISH tickets, visit the PTA Table.



We are SO GRATEFUL to our families who volunteered to run 14 food booths and 7+ craft/activity booths from around the world: play Japanese water balloon fishing and origami, get India henna art and glitter bangles, make Mexican Day of the Dead masks, God's eye, and Papel Picado crafts from our Northwood High School Spanish club, try Taiwan Night Market games, do a Israel paint craft, visit the OCFA Fire Truck, IPD DARE Officer and Vehicle, AND MORE! 


Travel to 14 different destinations:

Philippines    India    Ethiopia    Germany    China    Taiwan    Turkey    Japan    Indonesia    Mexico    Sweden    Israel    Korea    Brazil






Come early and stay late. Live music and dance throughout the evening.

5:00pm - Welcome & National Anthem

5:05pm - Meet at the DJ stage to participate in the Parade of Nations. Wear any country's traditional clothing to participate

5:15pm - Parade of Nations: celebrate the world with friends in a walk around the stage area

5:30pm - African drums by African Drums OC

5.55pm - Bollywood Indian Dance by RRB Dance Group

6.15pm - Polynesian dance by No Hawaiki Nui

6.35pm - Las Estrellas Mexican dance by OCSA

6.50pm - Indian Dance by GNCA Salute Vajda

7:00pm - Our favorite DJ Tony in the house with music and games

8:00pm - Pack up AWISH, adios, zaì jìan! 




Look for the AWISH photo backdrop at the Handball Wall. 

Take a selfie with your friends and family and tag @sh_irvine_pta on Instagram.


About Around the World in Santiago Hills (AWISH)

Our annual cultural festival every spring features countries from around the world with fabulous food, fun, activities, music and entertainment.


Food Booths | Cultural Performances | Parade of Colors | Activities | DJ & Music


Bring your families, neighbors and friends! Only one dollar 50 cents per ticket!


Sign up to volunteer here.


What to expect

On the evening of AWISH, the blacktop is transformed into a tent city where each tent represents a different country. When you arrive, make sure to get your tickets ready (available for purchase at the event or included in your Silver/Gold Pledge Drive package) so you can visit each booth and use your tickets to sample that booth’s cuisine or craft.


Parade of Nations

Make sure to come dressed in your favorite nation’s cultural attire! Students who would like to present their special outfits can participate in our Parade of Nations, where they will display their country pride around the tents and on stage.  The parade is set to start directly following the National Anthem performed by a student and Boy Scouts’ flag ceremony. No need to RSVP, just come ready to be a part of the show!


Food booths

Ever tasted glass noodles from Korea or Swedish cookies? How about some homemade Italian spaghetti or German sausage? AWISH is a great way to expose students to cuisines around the world in a fun and exciting way!


Craft booths

Some countries choose to share their culture with customary activities of their homeland. We also have vendors who come out to share their own crafts and activities, like the language school wheel of prizes, or martial arts “break a board” activity.


Volunteers Needed

This event is 100% volunteer run. All our country booths are run by parents. If you can represent a country or would like to help another booth that needs extra hands, please contact our AWISH chair at You can find forms and guidelines on our current year’s event information page.


In past years, we have had food booths from the following countries. Contact us to host one of the booths below or introduce us to a new country’s cuisine this year!

Just a few ideas that might help you think of which country booth you'd like to host... and by no means a complete list!

  1. Africa - plantain chips, mask making, bead jewelry
  2. Argentina - mini empanadas
  3. Australia - Tim Tams, mini meat pies, boomerang art, aboriginal rain sticks
  4. Belgium - Speculoos cookie butter
  5. Bangladesh - Jilapi
  6. Brazil - Brigadeiro
  7. Canada - Wunderbar, aboriginal totem poles
  8. China - White Rabbit candy, fried rice, cherry blossom art, paper lantern
  9. Costa Rica - guava cookies
  10. Ecuador - tres leches
  11. Egypt
  12. England - 
  13. France - croissants, pastries
  14. Germany - bratwurst, Kinder Eggs, chicken dance, gingerbread house, pretzels
  15. Greece - moussaka, gyros, baklava
  16. Hawaii/Pacific Islands - Butter Mochi cake
  17. India - samosas, curry, henna painting, naan
  18. Ireland - HobNobs
  19. Italy - pizza, risotto
  20. Japan - Origami making, spam musubis, Pocky
  21. Korea - Pushu Pushu, sugar honeycombs
  22. Lebanon
  23. Mexico - Mexican Rice, Takis, Churros, Taquitos, mini pinata craft
  24. Netherlands - Stroopwafels
  25. New Zealand
  26. Philippines - Ube buns, Jolly bee chicken
  27. Poland - pierogis
  28. Russia - babushka ornaments
  29. Scotland  - Teacakes
  30. Spain - Chupa Chups, paella
  31. Sweden - Ikea Meatballs
  32. Taiwan - boba, potstickers, dim sum
  33. Thailand - Coconut Mango Sticky Rice
  34. Turkey
  35. U.S. - Costco hot dogs, lemonade, sliders hamburgers



For questions or to volunteer at the event, contact our AWISH Coordinator at

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