Annual Festival Showcases Korean Culture in Hawaii

The Hawaii Kore­an Cham­ber of Com­merce will present its annu­al Kore­an Fes­ti­val on Sat­ur­day, July 14, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Kapi­olani Park and band­stand in Hon­olu­lu. With the sup­port of dozens of com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions and busi­ness­es and hun­dreds of vol­un­teers, the Kore­an Fes­ti­val aims to share, pro­mote, and raise aware­ness of Kore­an cul­ture in the com­mu­ni­ty. Pro­ceeds from the Fes­ti­val are used to fund ser­vice projects that ben­e­fit the Kore­an and larg­er com­mu­ni­ty in Hawaii, includ­ing an annu­al schol­ar­ship fund for out­stand­ing, civic-mind­ed stu­dents enter­ing or cur­rent­ly enrolled in college.

The Kore­an Fes­ti­val each year sam­ples Kore­an cul­ture through a vari­ety of food, dance, art, music, and enter­tain­ment. For more infor­ma­tion about this year’s event, see the Fes­ti­val Web site: http://www.koreanfestivalhi.com. Admis­sion is free and open to the gen­er­al public.