The Armenian Festival of Orange County
Armenian Culture and Food Fair
PO Box 3136
Laguna Hills, CA  92654-3136

Contact: Paul Aslanian
(949) 309-2900 Ext 11 | (888) HYE-FEST (493-3378)

Armenian Festival Celebrates Its 12th Year in Orange County                                         Friday, August 26, 2016

Laguna Hills, CA (Friday, August 26, 2016) – Orange County Armenian Festival organizers have planned a full program of fun, food, dancing and culture this year in celebration of its 12th  consecutive year.  In addition to its annual support of local education programs, a portion of the net proceeds again year will be donated to educational and charitable groups.  Admission is free.

Culture and Enjoyment

The festival will be held at the Laguna Hills Community Center, on Sunday, September 18th, with inside table seating for guests in air conditioned comfort.  The festival program will be presented in the main building, located in the Laguna Hills Community Center at 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA, about one mile south from the Alicia Parkway off ramp on the 5 freeway.  Alicia Parkway is about 20 minutes south of Disneyland.

Parking will be ample, convenient, and free either on or near the entrance.  The entire community center and parking areas, seating areas and comfort facilities will be well lit at night and continuously maintained by full time professional custodial staff while security is assured by licensed professional personnel.  The festival will open to the public at noon and close at 8:00 PM on Sunday.  Admission is free.

Live Armenian Music Performed by the Popular Knar Band

Back by popular demand will be both contemporary and traditional live Armenian music for dancing and listening enjoyment performed by the Knar Band, who will also accompany several popular Southland guest vocalists.  The program will also include a musical program for children by Southland sensation, Maggie Tune Children’s Songs on the main stage.

Wide Variety of Delicious, Authentic, Freshly-Prepared Armenian Food

Along with Armenian music and singers, the festival is renowned for its wide variety of delicious Armenian food, many of which are popular favorites.  Guests will watch their favorite chicken, beef and lamb kabobs being prepared on the spot, and see many of their other favorites being freshly made from scratch following centuries-old traditions.  All menu items will be available at affordable prices and generous portions.

Professional Dance Group Performances

The festival will include a full line up of cultural presentations, lead by the professional dancers of the Kevorkian Dance Academy.  Wearing brightly-colored costumes dating back three thousand years these awe-inspiring dancers will dazzle guests with the flowing grace of the women, contrasted with bold leaps, bounds and towering pyramids of the men.

Tax-Exempt Public Charitable Organization

The Armenian Festival is independently administered by unpaid volunteers.  It is a qualified Federal and California tax-exempt organization organized under Internal Revenue Code Sec. 501(c)(3).  The organization distributes its net proceeds to benefit local educational programs and schools.  Its Statement of Values and Mission are available on its web site which confirm its pan-Armenian commitment to broad-based community inclusion and collaboration.  The organization welcomes all Armenian organizations based in Orange County to participate and showcase their unique cultural contributions to festival guests.

Festival organizers are accepting applications for vendor booths, volunteers and sponsors.  More information and on-line applications are available at  Information is also available by telephone toll-free at 888-HYE-FEST (888-493-3378) or locally at 949-309-2900.