The Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce, with the support of many community organizations and businesses and the help of hundreds of volunteers, will stage its thirteenth annual Korean Festival Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
This year’s festival will be held at Magic Island. The event is free and open to all.
The Korean Festival aims to share, promote, and raise awareness of Korean culture in the community. Proceeds from the event are used to fund service projects and ventures 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.
Every year, the festival presents samples of Korean culture through food, dance, art, music, and entertainment. Performances this year run from traditional dance to K-pop to the Royal Hawaiian Band. The complete schedule of events is available at http://www.koreanfestivalhi.com/en/index.html.
This year the Center for Korean Studies will be represented at the festival. Look for our tables in the tent with other arts and cultural activities organizations. Stop by and talk with us about the Center’s activities and resources.